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  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | January 28, 2014

    Gospel singer to perform at KSU

    World-renowned gospel singer Rev. Wintley Phipps Sr. has performed for iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter.  Phipps will perform at K-State Wednesday night at 7. The Grammy-nominated singer is on campus to give an inspirational message at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Wamego woman suing over vaccination

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has filed suit against the Pottawatomie County Health Department, alleging that carelessness and negligence resulted in “severe, permanent and devastating injuries” to her daughter. Jody K. Hupe filed the suit in Pott County District Court Dec. 26, alleging that her daughter, Brooke

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Residential construction in Pott County rebounds to pre-recession levels

    WESTMORELAND — Residential construction in Pottawatomie County has rebounded to the pre-recession level of 2007, zoning administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday. Pott County issued 121 residential building permits in 2013, surpassing the 118 issued in 2007, according to figures provided by Webster. “As you can see, we’re in

  • Local |Education | January 28, 2014

    Principals to make reports to board

    The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Principals will receive 30 minutes to speak about accomplishments, programs and needs. The previous meeting dedicated to these annual reports took place in November. Here

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Foundation sees record-setting year

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation set records in 2013.  The foundation’s grant program exceeded $1 million with a total of $1,039,640 distributed to charitable causes.  The foundation’s assets grew by $8,610,618 for an all-time high of $45,560,093. “Our growth from zero assets in 1999 to over $45 million

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 27, 2014

    Commissioners to meet as health board

    The Riley County Commission will hold its first official meeting as the Riley County Board of Health on Feb. 24. The commission, in accordance with Kansas statute, already serves as the county board of health, but the upcoming public meeting will give commissioners a chance to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Local | January 27, 2014

    Stampede announces complete 2014 lineup

    Country Stampede has added five acts to complete the 2014 lineup. Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Will Hoge and The Railers will perform at the four-day music festival June 26-29 in Manhattan. Those performers join previously announced musicians Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Joe

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 27, 2014

    City to discuss changes to sign regulations

    City commissioners during Tuesday’s work session plan to discuss changing regulations to include digital signs in Manhattan. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Commissioners directed city officials to update the regulations “to address

  • Local | January 26, 2014

    Conference preps young farmers for challenges

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    Amy Nickelson is a self-described “adrenaline junkie.” She said she loves to travel and explore new places. Basically, she’s a thrill seeker. But the 24-year-old from Hill City, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, hopes someday get a job, buy some cattle and land and

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