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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 08, 2013

    Local group proposes complete parks overhaul

    The city commission may ultimately agree or disagree with a local group’s proposal to revamp Manhattan’s entire system of parks and sports facilities – but the report isn’t likely to be digested quickly. Yes, it’s that comprehensive, and contains several spectacular suggested

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Two-story house saved from blaze

    The Manhattan Fire Department saved a two-story house from burning to the ground Friday night. At 10:46 p.m., the department was called to 3144 Ella Lane.  Department officials said that upon arrival, crews found a two-story residential structure with light smoke coming from the rear

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Don’t whine! It’s actually been colder

    Obviously, it’s cold outside. In fact, weather services have predicted this will be one of the coldest weeks ever recorded during this time of the year. The forecast calls a mean temperature of 23.6 degrees for the week ending Monday, according to information gathered by

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Donated fire truck completes its journey to Zambia

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    It took one year, a hundred thousand bucks and a slow boat to Africa. Yes, it was that long ago when Colin Noble decided to buy a used fire truck auctioned off by the City of Manhattan - hoping to donate it to the people

  • Local | December 06, 2013

    Wilsons named Farm Bureau Family of the Year

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    Ron and Chris Wilson of Riley County have been honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau’s 5th geographic district. The Wilsons received the award Tuesday during Kansas Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan. One family in

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 06, 2013

    Fort needs support as brigades deactivate

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    The U.S. Army community extends beyond the gates of Fort Riley, according to Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division. Funk spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Thursday, and in addition to emphasizing

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Tower design to add to Wamego’s Oz identity

    WAMEGO — Just as the Wizard had his hot air balloon, a town that identifies with “The Wizard of Oz” soon should have its own balloon to welcome visitors. The Wamego City Commission recently approved a concept and color scheme for the water tower west of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Long’s Park to get new turf

    Kids will soon have new turf to stomp at Longs Park. City commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with ABCreative, Inc., of De Soto to install a new synthetic turf at Longs Park playground for $40,435. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said the old playground

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Blake no longer tourism director

    A Manhattan woman who has been serving as Director of Kansas’ Division for Tourism, for the Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, is no longer serving in that position. That was the word regarding Becky Blake, from Linda Craghead, the Department’s Assistant Secretary for

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Power outage at USD 383 schools

    About 1,300 local Westar Energy customers experienced a power outage Thursday afternoon. USD 383 communications director Michele Jones confirmed that Manhattan High west campus, the Robinson Education Center and Lee Elementary were among those affected. Erin La Row, Westar senior communications representative, said the outage occurred between 1:50

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