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  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches of weekend snow

    Snow is coming this weekend, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Mary Knapp, climatologist at Kansas State University, said Manhattan is on the northern edge of the snowstorm area expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow. This area also includes Abilene, Topeka

  • Local | February 27, 2015

    Speaker: Central Asia important to Americans

    Central Asia is not the land of “Borat,” according to an expert on the region who spoke in Manhattan Thursday. While that goofball comedy movie of a few years ago purported to show life in Kazakhstan, the part supposedly set there was actually filmed in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 27, 2015

    Ogden burglary suspect working on plea deal

    An Ogden man accused of burglarizing a laundromat in January waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday morning. Douglas Carson, 32, faces felony charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit a burglary with Evan MeGaw, 36, theft and a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 27, 2015

    2 treated, released after car burns in parking garage


    Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a car caught fire on Thursday in the KSU parking garage at the corner of 17th Street and Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan Fire Department and Kansas State University Police Department arrived to find smoke coming from the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 27, 2015

    Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement created

    A new center at Kansas State University will lead the nation in new media technology research for the improvement of small rural enterprises. On Feb. 10, 2015, the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement was established to help small businesses succeed through new media marketing research. This interdepartmental

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | February 27, 2015

    Irish band to perform March 10 at McCain

    The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University will be host to the six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in McCain Auditorium. Paddy Moloney formed The Chieftains in 1962 from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. The Chieftains are

  • Local |Business |Arts & Leisure | February 26, 2015

    Book sale, ‘Fox on the Fairway,’ improv and more


    With snow in the forecast this weekend, book lovers can stock up on reading materials at the Manhattan Library Association’s Annual Book Sale, through Sunday. The sale features books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and LPs that have been donated throughout the year or removed from

  • Local |Education | February 26, 2015

    Board to vote on ballot measure

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could decide to ask voters for more taxing authority as early as next week. At a retreat on Wednesday, board members discussed holding a mail-in ballot election that would allow the district to raise its local option budget taxing authority. Members

  • Local |Business | February 26, 2015

    Housing Authority to relocate residents

    Sometime this year, the Manhattan Housing Authority Apartment Towers will be vacated temporarily. The residents will move out while construction crews come in to rehab the towers with mold remediation, asbestos removal, flooring replacement, thermal moisture protection and changing of fixtures. JoAnn Sutton, executive director

  • Local | February 26, 2015

    Attorney: There’s still work to be done with civil rights

    Eric Seitz went to Mississippi in December 1964 to help rebuild a church that had been destroyed because it was being used as a home base for civil rights activity. “I was terrified,” he said Wednesday during a lecture sponsored by the Manhattan Alliance for Peace

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