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

    Firefighters respond to four kitchen blazes

    The Manhattan Fire Department on Tuesday responded to four kitchen fires, three of which started in ovens. The biggest fire happened at 6:25 p.m. at 2117 Griffith Terrace. Firefighters found that the fire was extinguished by the occupants and was caused by unattended cooking.  Assistant

  • Local | February 04, 2014

    Schools will continue to stay closed for Wednesday, Feb. 5

    The following educational entities will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 5 as a result of severe winter weather: Kansas State University’s Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden schools. USD 320 Wamego schools. USD 323 Rock Creek schools. USD 475 Geary County schools. USD 378 Riley County schools. USD 379

  • Local | February 04, 2014

    Schools, city close as forecast predicts near-record snowfall

    Streetsnow.phatch

    Snowfall on Tuesday put a halt to plenty of plans throughout the state — and the Flint Hills region was no exception. K-State climatologist Mary Knapp said the Manhattan area received 2.8 inches of new snow from midnight to 7 a.m., which put the total snow on

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 04, 2014

    Belafonte to speak at K-State

    Singing legend and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte will give a Black History Month keynote address next week at Kansas State. Belafonte’s address, “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin: The Evolution of the Movement,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 at McCain

  • Local |Traffic |Business |Government, Politics | February 04, 2014

    Excel to total $1.8M

    WESTMORELAND — A $1.8 million project to improve Excel Road north of U.S. 24 came closer to reality Monday as Pottawatomie County commissioners reviewed a proposal of project responsibilities. Leu Lowrey, public works director, presented cost estimates for various aspects of the project: improvements to the roadway,

  • Local |Education | February 04, 2014

    Board to discuss preschool changes

    The USD 383 school board will hear about future changes to the preschool program during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) mandated changes for 2014-15 as a part of the plan to become fully

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | February 03, 2014

    School closings for Tuesday, Feb. 4

    The following educational entities will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 4 in anticipation of severe winter weather: Kansas State University’s Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden schools. USD 320 Wamego schools. USD 323 Rock Creek schools. USD 475 Geary County schools. USD 378 Riley County schools. USD 379 Clay

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 03, 2014

    Fire in St. George offers winter warning

    Burnedhouse.phatch

    ST. GEORGE – It’s cold outside, and fire officials are reminding the public that winter chill often means people are prone to have their homes damaged or destroyed in a surprise blaze. Early Saturday morning, a home in rural St. George was destroyed by what

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 03, 2014

    Grant to help students find success in science subjects

    A $2.5 million national grant will be used by Kansas State University and four other educational institutions in Kansas to help students find success in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — careers, regardless of their race, ethnicity or economic status. The university is the lead

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 03, 2014

    MAHP and hotel split top agenda

    The city commission agenda for Tuesday evening might not matter if there’s so much snow in the area that the whole event has to be postponed. Assuming the show goes on as the scheduled, commissioners will discuss a request from the Manhattan Area Housing

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