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  • Local |Business | December 19, 2013

    Manhattan 6th most ‘exciting’ small city

    Manhattan has more to cheer about than just football. Motovo.com, a real estate blog, ranked Manhattan as one of the “Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” According to the site, Manhattan ranked sixth out of the 140 cities with populations of 50,000-60,000 nationwide. The bloggers

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    EMS director discusses role in incidents

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman outlined the role of EMS in two incidents that occurred last week. Couchman told the county commission that members of his staff responded to a shooting incident at Quality Inn & Suites on Dec. 10 and several car

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 19, 2013

    Helicopter crash victims identified

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    MPO addresses issues with funding deadlines

    Paying the bills might be an issue for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization in January. Bill Clark, secretary to the organization, asked the governing bodies to consider amending the board’s fiscal agreement to require that payments be made by local governments no later

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    K-State architecture students earn top honors at annual design forum

    Five architecture students earned honors at Kansas State University’s 15th annual Bowman Design Forum. The Dec. 11 forum, sponsored by Manhattan architecture firm Bowman Bowman Novick Inc. and hosted by the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, brings internationally acclaimed architects to campus to discuss

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    College of Ed honors undergrads for outstanding work with 7 future teacher awards

    Outstanding work as undergraduates or their potential as future teachers has earned seven new graduates awards from Kansas State University’s College of Education. The students received the awards at the college’s commencement ceremony Dec. 14 on the Manhattan campus. The awards presented included the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Seeds can become issue of intellectual property theft

    Seeds aren’t very large, but when they cost millions to produce, stealing them is serious business. Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing stolen rice seed samples to

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    What to do with CVB board?

    “We’ve had one blip with one grant,” said City Commissioner Karen McCulloh. That “blip” to which McCulloh was referring was a $25,000 grant provided to the so-called Fieldhouse Group by the Chamber of Commerce — based on advice from the Convention and Visitors Bureau — and it

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 18, 2013

    New hotel provides lodging option for traveling soldiers

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    Fort Riley now has 100 more beds for its soldiers. The post is home to a new extended stay hotel, geared to serve soldiers and their families as they come through the central Flint Hills.  The Candlewood Suites on post, the first Candlewood Suites on

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    New pool rate plan more fluid

    Going for a swim just got cheaper. City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved pool rate structure changes that will give users more options and cheaper prices. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said that instead of offering 20-, 40- and 80-punch passes, the city will

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