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  • Local |Business | July 31, 2014

    Qdoba to open on North 3rd Street

    If you can’t exercise, you might as well eat. Qdoba Mexican Grill is coming to Manhattan at 320 N 3rd St., the former home of the now-closed Anytime Fitness. Chuck Stratman, executive director of Z-Topeka LLC, which will operate the restaurant, said Sept. 29 is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety

    Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery? According to new research from Kansas State University, it

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar

    A sophomore in Kansas State University’s College of Arts & Sciences has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is majoring in economics and political science as well as pursuing a secondary major in international relations. Lekie

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 30, 2014

    Which candidates consistently exercised their rights to vote?

    In the year’s lone local contested primary race, Riley County Commission District 1, both candidates have showed up at the polls to exercise the vote they are asking from their own electors. The incumbent, Commissioner Dave Lewis, and his challenger, Ben Wilson, both have strong

  • Local |Business | July 30, 2014

    Woman on charitable walk across US inspired by nephew’s health scare


    Anna Harrington has wanted to walk across the United States ever since she was a child. Earlier this year, the 43-year-old from Meridian, Idaho, finally turned her dream into her mission. She just needed to find the right reason to take the first step. “I’

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 30, 2014

    Ecuadorian dignitaries to visit

    Three Ecuadorian dignitaries will visit Kansas State University as part of the school’s Day of Ecuador events on Aug. 6. The dignitaries — Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely; Vice Minister María del Pilar Troya from the Ecuadorian governing body of higher education; and Freddy Alvarez, general

  • Local |Education | July 30, 2014

    3,000 students enroll at district-wide event


    More than 100 school staff and administrators came together Wednesday to give parents a “one-stop shop” enrollment experience. The annual Central Enrollment event, held at Manhattan High School West Campus, allows parents to go to one place to enroll their children, regardless of what school they’

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Commissions approve bridge deck upgrade

    Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee county commissioners reached unanimous consensus Monday to move forward with rehabilitation of the deck of the Belvue Bridge. The consensus was reached following a 90-minute presentation during which representatives of the Truesdell Corporation said the aging span is indeed a viable candidate

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Swanson raises $14,000 in race

    Susie Swanson received more than double the campaign contributions of her nearest competitor, Kathy Martin, in the Kansas House 64th District race, according to reports. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by Monday. The information in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2014

    Wamego woman killed in crash

    A 26-year-old Wamego woman died after her motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Monday afternoon about three miles north of Wamego on Kansas Highway 99. The Kansas Highway Patrol at 3:17 p.m. reported that Stephanie Kickbush was traveling south on K-99 on a 2009 Yamaha XT250 when

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