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  • Local | May 28, 2014

    Blood drive hits close to home for local couple


    The Manhattan Community Blood Drive is set for Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall and this year the event hits close to home with a local family. Brandi and Dustin Stoddard, both K-State graduates, went through a nightmare no parent wishes to experience, but donated

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2014

    Students selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting

    Two Kansas State University doctoral students will visit with the world’s best economists at the fifth Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Aug. 19-24 in Lindau, Germany. Melissa Lynes, doctoral student in

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 27, 2014

    Legislative review: Major bills from 2014

    Considering the bulk of the budget was passed in 2013, the 2014 Kansas legislative session was still particularly eventful. From an attempt to legislate basketball games to the passing of the court-mandated school finance bill that repealed teacher tenure, things in Topeka were busy. Here’s an

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | May 27, 2014

    Man injured in K-99 accident

    WESTMORELAND — A Lindsborg man suffered disabling injuries Friday night in an accident on K-99. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 45-year-old Brad Anderson was driving an F-350 pickup truck south on Kansas Highway 99, less than half a mile north of Beulah Road in rural Pottawatomie

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 27, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier found dead from gunshot

    JUNCTION CITY —Police discovered a Fort Riley soldier dead from a single gunshot wound on Monday. Junction City police and Fire Department and EMS responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5 Monday in response to a call that a subject had been shot. When police arrived,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 26, 2014

    City to begin budget talks

    City commissioners will start its 2015 budget discussions Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This is the beginning of a planning process that will last through August. The preliminary 2015 mill levy is 46.078 mills, an increase of 2.654 mills from this current year.

  • Local | May 26, 2014

    Despite rain, residents gather to honor fallen soldiers


    The early morning rains on Monday lifted as more than one hundred people began to arrive at Sunset Cemetery. They came as many of them do every year to commemorate Memorial Day. The strains of songs played by the Manhattan Municipal Band such as “America

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2014

    Area students honored on Flint Hills All-Academic Team

    From state schools to Ivy Leagues, area high school seniors are ready to take their next educational steps. They’ve been working hard these last four years, succeeding academically, athletically and artistically, building their knowledge, talents and skills. Thirteen students were selected for the The

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    Fun, tradition endure at Waterville’s Wooden Nickel Day


    WATERVILLE — The city of Waterville is no doubt a remote community. Forty miles north of Manhattan on U.S. Highway 77 and hidden away in the rolling shades of the now green Flint Hills with other blink-and-you-miss-them communities, such as Blue Rapids to its east and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    KSU expert offers safe grilling tips

    A K-State food safety specialist warned consumers to be extra careful when grilling out this holiday weekend. Bryan Severns, director of food programming and services for Kansas State University Olathe, said all food, especially raw meat, has pathogens in it. “You want to make sure

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