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  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Sink, Gordon and Associates hires CPA

    Russell E. Shipley, CPA has joined the Manhattan office of Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a senior audit manager. Shipley is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Accountancy. He is

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 24, 2014

    Beer, housing driving student prices higher

    Kansas State University students are paying more for beer and non-greek housing than they were last year. According to the 2014 Student Price Index, which was recently released by the K-State Economics Club, goods commonly purchased by K-State students increased by an average of 4.7 percent in 2014.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 24, 2014

    Wamego landlords protest new code

    Landlords and the city of Wamego are at odds over a new set of regulations on property work. The Wamego City Commission approved new building codes in May, including a contractor licensing code provision. Under the new code, a property owner in Wamego has to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 24, 2014

    No injury reported in Pott. Co. incident involving handgun

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a person who pulled a handgun on someone in rural Manhattan on Tuesday. No one was injured in an incident that happened at about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Powers Lane in the Green Valley

  • Local |Education | October 23, 2014

    Board weighs preschool ‘hubs’

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board discussed options for improving preschool facilities and possibly foregoing federal funding for the district’s adult education programs during a retreat meeting Wednesday. The board focused on those two topics and didn’t make any decisions. The retreat allowed board members

  • Local |Business | October 23, 2014

    Union protesting ‘labor standards’ of Hi-Tech

    Labor.phatch

    Union workers are protesting construction being done at the new CivicPlus building. Carpenters Local 918 representatives held a sign Thursday morning that said “Shame on CivicPlus” in response to the company’s construction project. CivicPlus recently opened its new building at 302 S. Fourth St., but work

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 23, 2014

    Commission rejects bid for Manhattan ditch improvement

    LEONARDVILLE — Plans for a ditch outfall structure on Casement Road in Manhattan hit a snag Thursday morning when assistant county engineer Gary Rosewicz told Riley County commissioners the bid for the project exceeded the estimated cost by too much. The project, which allows for the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 23, 2014

    Charges dropped for 1 suspect in fatal fall

    PHOENIX — Charges have been dropped against one of three men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate. Court documents say prosecutors failed to provide probable cause to continue the case against 21-year-old Alex Kraus in the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 22, 2014

    City OKs antenna system

    The city is on the path to increasing its wireless bandwidth. The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday the first reading of a franchise agreement with IdeaTek to install a distributed antenna system in the city. The company will place 48 antennas that will be leased

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 22, 2014

    First lady promotes documentary of first-generation K-State students

    Debbiemercer.phatch

    A documentary about first-generation college students at Kansas State University is receiving some extra attention after being recognized from inside the White House. First lady Michelle Obama commented on the trailer for “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” in her initial post

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