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  • Local |Education | September 05, 2014

    ‘Safe Zone’ shows students who’s willing to lend an ear

    Manhattan High School students who need help and resources for tough issues will know exactly which faculty and staff members to turn to with the help of the Safe Zone program. Safe Zone originally was created for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 05, 2014

    Officials: City Hall addition plan moving forward

    Planning continues for the proposed Department of Parks and Recreation expansion project, city officials said Thursday. In June, the Manhattan City Commission provided verbal support for the $1.8 million project, which would move the department from 1101 Fremont St. in City Park to an addition on the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 05, 2014

    Ogden man held for 4 felony counts

    An Ogden man was bound over on four felony counts after a preliminary hearing Friday for his role in an aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery in July. Timothy Holmes, 43, will face two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary. An additional count

  • Local |Education | September 05, 2014

    MHS junior wins car for perfect attendance


    After a year of perfect attendance, a Manhattan High School student won a drawing and received a car as a reward for his efforts. Colton Joyce, a junior, was one of 24 students who qualified to enter a drawing to win a 2008 Nissan Sentra last week.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 05, 2014

    University establishes Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute at K-State will be the 102nd Confucius Institute in the U.S. and the second institute in Kansas. Confucius Institutes promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture, as well as create exchanges between Chinese and U.S. academic

  • Local |Business | September 04, 2014

    Home sales, values up in Riley County

    Home sales and values appear to be on the increase in Riley County. County appraiser Greg McHenry told county commissioners Thursday morning that 850 homes have been sold this year as of Aug. 22, which is 39 more than had been sold by the same date in 2013. The

  • Local |Education | September 04, 2014

    District to replace 5 aging buses in fleet


    USD 383 will spend about $450,000 for six buses to replace some that didn’t pass an annual inspection. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a request by the district’s transportation director, Doug Messer, at a Wednesday meeting. Five of the buses will be bought used at $69,669

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 04, 2014

    MPO leader says agreement key to project funding

    The more regional leaders can agree on projects, the more likely it is that the Kansas Department of Transportation will fund them, said Stephanie Watts at a meeting Wednesday. “Projects that have involvement and support from multiple jurisdictions will have more of KDOT’s attention,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Douglas series to focus on business, education issues

    Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center. Jeffrey Hollender, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Seventh Generation, will

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Chair design earns recognition

    A versatile chair design has earned a recent Kansas State University graduate a high finish at an international furniture-making competition. Richard Thompson, Olathe, a May 2014 master’s graduate in interior architecture and product design, won second place in the commercial design division of the International

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