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  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Family raises beef all the way to restaurant tables

    It’s time to name the Grand Champion at the American Royal. And here it is! But this isn’t the grand champion steer, it is the grand champion steak. The American Royal has wisely started to honor a top quality end product, in the

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 06, 2015

    Proposal targets current budgets

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district will lose more than $300,000 and Kansas State University will lose $3.4 million in a statewide education budget reduction plan announced by the governor Thursday. Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut nearly $45 million in public school and education funding starting March 7 for

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2015

    4-H foundation names new president, CEO

    Former K-State student body president Jake Worcester has been named president and CEO of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The foundation announced the selection by its board of trustees on Thursday. Currently serving as an assistant secretary for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Worcester will join

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2015

    K-State awards 3 $80,000 Presidential Scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded Presidential Scholarships, the largest award in the state, to three Kansas high school seniors. The university received 258 applications, and a selection committee chose eight student finalists to interview for the Presidential Scholarship on Jan. 26. Of those interviewed, Kennedy Bowers, Basehor;

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2015

    Corporate bankruptcy won’t affect local store

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    Manhattan’s RadioShack store will remain open, despite the company’s bankruptcy filing on Thursday. The bankruptcy deal only included corporate stores, not franchise locations like the one in Manhattan, store owner Frank Beer said on Friday. “For us right now, I’ll call it

  • Local |Education | February 05, 2015

    Preschool upgrade moves forward

    Moving the entrance to College Hill Preschool will require a new wiring system in the building. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved the wiring project at a Wednesday meeting. USD 383 technology director Mike Ribble said the school needs new wiring in order to move its

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | February 05, 2015

    School board keeping eye on legislators

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board are closely watching several pieces of state legislation that could affect USD 383. One of the bills is Senate Bill 71, which legislators debated during a hearing on Tuesday. The bill would change calculations for state funds school districts receive for

  • Local | February 05, 2015

    Pets removed from home placed with family, shelters

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    Parrots removed last month from an uninhabitable house on Browning Avenue went on a road trip to an avian vet and rescue in Missouri. From there, some of them were sent to bird rescues in Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma. The 11 parrots were placed in “animal

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2015

    Judge will allow Facebook evidence in murder case

    A judge on Wednesday denied a defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence that might link his client to the murder of a Manhattan man. Jeffrey Wicks, who is representing Anthony Nichols, 35, in two first-degree murder cases, made a motion for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 05, 2015

    Fehr gives update on Dallas flight agreement

    Larger planes are on the minds of local officials. City manager Ron Fehr presented an update on the city during the Riley County Commission meeting on Thursday. This included talks about Manhattan Regional Airport, which will look to increase its load factor for the Dallas

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