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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 24, 2014

    Commission plans work session in response to insurance concerns

    Heavy rains earlier this summer have put flood insurance in the spotlight in Riley County, and county commissioners are looking for assistance from elected officials. On Thursday morning, County Counselor Clancy Holeman announced the commission is in the process of planning a flood insurance work

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2014

    Little impact seen on local airport

    Manhattan Regional Airport officials aren’t expecting a significant increase in customers after the cancellation of Chicago flights from Topeka. United Airlines’ twice-daily flights between Topeka and Chicago, which started Jan. 7, will end on Sept. 2 due to a lack of sales, airport officials announced Wednesday (

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Professor challenges current corporate culture

    Society often benefits when tattling overcomes turning a blind eye, according to a Kansas State University business ethics professor. Diane Swanson, Edgerley family chair of distinction in business administration and professor of management, said although whistleblowers may be shunned and discredited, they can help corporations

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Hot dog: Rising temps can be dangerous to canine’s life

    The “dog days of summer” are here, but don’t let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Single tickets for McCain season go on sale July 27

    What’s better than seeing great entertainers like Straight No Chaser, Wynton Marsalis, William Shatner, Garrison Keillor and more perform live? Pocketing some savings for doing so, which happens Sunday, July 27, at the McCain Performance Series’ Super Saver Sunday Single Ticket Sale at 2 p.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 23, 2014

    Schulz proposes $150M facility

    TOPEKA — Kansas State University could be getting a $150 million food-focused research facility by 2020. K-State president Kirk Schulz made the proposal for the Food Systems Research and Education Facility to the Kansas Board of Regents Tuesday during a budget meeting. No decisions were made at the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | July 23, 2014

    Students share visions for future of Aggieville

    Kansas State University students made presentations to the city commission Tuesday about the future of Aggieville. Contrary to a certain stereotype, these students weren’t concerned about adding bars and restaurants but finding ways to better diversify the district. According to the students’ gathered data, 53

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 23, 2014

    Commissioners at odds about flat mill levy

    City commissioners on Tuesday discussed whether the mill levy should remain flat for the second year in a row. The current proposal for the 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2014

    Colorado Street fires investigated as arsons

    Authorities are investigating two fires on Colorado Street this week as arsons. The Riley County Police and Manhattan Fire departments reported officials believe both a house fire at 831 Colorado Street Monday night and a garage fire at 823 Colorado Street early Wednesday morning probably were set

  • Local |Business | July 23, 2014

    Local Boys and Girls Club marks 20 years of service


    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan celebrated its 20th birthday and recognized those who made the milestone possible during a reception Tuesday night. About three dozen people attended the event, which featured a brief introduction and awards presentation from the organization’s executive director,

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