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  • Local |Education | January 20, 2014

    Edleston: MATC needs sales tax

    The Manhattan Area Technical College has reached such a funding crisis that the school actually might have to close. That dramatic wake-up call was sounded Saturday by MATC president Rob Edleston during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce leaders’ retreat in the Kansas City suburb

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 20, 2014

    Federal funding for ATA bus?

    City commissioners will discuss supporting a regional transit agency during their regular session Tuesday evening. An agreement among various governmental entities comprising the Fling Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) could create a Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration – with the purpose of administering federal funds for

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 20, 2014

    K-State receives patent

    Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel. The patent, “Char Supported Catalysts for Syngas Cleanup and Condition,” was issued to the Kansas State

  • Local | January 19, 2014

    Local kids take trip down yellow brick road

    Oz-3.phatch

    Some local children experienced their first doses of acting at the Manhattan Arts Center this week. About 60 children acted in a production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday after a week of play practice. The musical production was put on by the Missoula Children’

  • Local |Business | January 19, 2014

    Talking trust at retreat

    OVERLAND PARK — Is all-out regionalism the best way to develop the Flint Hills into a business powerhouse? Can old grudges among major players in Manhattan, Fort Riley and Wamego be forgotten in the interest of the common good? There were certainly plenty of cheerleaders for

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 19, 2014

    Regents announce social media policy reps

    The Kansas Board of Regents has announced the representatives who will participate in the group commissioned to review the board’s recently adopted policy about faculty use of social media. Julia Keen, Faculty Senate president, and Jeff Morris, communications and marketing vice president, will represent

  • Local | January 19, 2014

    City marks founder’s 200th birthday

    Goodnow.phatch

    Several Manhattan residents turned out for a 200th birthday party Friday, honoring one of the city’s founders. The celebration, which took place at the Riley County Historical Museum, marked the anniversary of the late Isaac Goodnow’s birth. Attendees ate cake, drank punch and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 19, 2014

    Wabaunsee woman sentenced to 60 days

    TOPEKA - A Wabaunsee County woman was sentenced Friday to 60 days in federal prison for embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas reported that Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma was ordered to pay $14,000 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 19, 2014

    Missing Wamego woman found

    A Wamego woman missing since last Sunday has been found, police said. Angela Hudgins, 46, left her home on Sunday and was supposed to return two days later but did not. Her family members attempted to contact her, then turned to police for help. The Wamego

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 19, 2014

    K-State film to honor Dr. King’s legacy

    Almost 46 years after his death, Kansas State University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – a man who progressed the United States toward racial equality through non-violence and tragically died for it in a violent way. K-State will have various events honoring

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