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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2014

    Diversity lecture planned at KSU

    Jay Siebenmorgen, design principal at the global architecture firm NBBJ, will deliver the annual College of Architecture, Planning & Design’s Diversity Lecture as part of Kansas State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week. The lecture will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30,

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Allegiant to end flights to Phoenix beginning in February

    Allegiant Air announced Monday that it would be halting flights between Manhattan and the Phoenix-Mesa area at the end of February. Media representatives for Allegiant said that the service to Arizona, which began on Nov. 7, would stop on Feb. 23 — and any bookings beyond that date

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 28, 2014

    K-State names engineering dean

    Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, has been named engineering dean at Kansas State. Dawson will start work July 1 at a salary of $316,200 for the upcoming fiscal year. When he joins K-State, Dawson will be leading a college attempting to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 28, 2014

    Love, McKenith plead not guilty

    A Manhattan mother and son each pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of aiding and abetting first-degree murder. Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, appeared in Riley County District Court for their arraignment in which Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled them separate trials upon their request.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Officials to set regular meetings for Fieldhouse talks

    The Fieldhouse Project continues to spark discussion. Local government officials plan to start meeting regularly to find a plan for upgrading the area’s youth sports facilities. City manager Ron Fehr said that the group of citizens that put together a proposal to upgrade local

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | January 28, 2014

    Gospel singer to perform at KSU

    World-renowned gospel singer Rev. Wintley Phipps Sr. has performed for iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter.  Phipps will perform at K-State Wednesday night at 7. The Grammy-nominated singer is on campus to give an inspirational message at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Wamego woman suing over vaccination

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has filed suit against the Pottawatomie County Health Department, alleging that carelessness and negligence resulted in “severe, permanent and devastating injuries” to her daughter. Jody K. Hupe filed the suit in Pott County District Court Dec. 26, alleging that her daughter, Brooke

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Residential construction in Pott County rebounds to pre-recession levels

    WESTMORELAND — Residential construction in Pottawatomie County has rebounded to the pre-recession level of 2007, zoning administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday. Pott County issued 121 residential building permits in 2013, surpassing the 118 issued in 2007, according to figures provided by Webster. “As you can see, we’re in

  • Local |Education | January 28, 2014

    Principals to make reports to board

    The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Principals will receive 30 minutes to speak about accomplishments, programs and needs. The previous meeting dedicated to these annual reports took place in November. Here

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Foundation sees record-setting year

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation set records in 2013.  The foundation’s grant program exceeded $1 million with a total of $1,039,640 distributed to charitable causes.  The foundation’s assets grew by $8,610,618 for an all-time high of $45,560,093. “Our growth from zero assets in 1999 to over $45 million

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