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  • Local |Business | April 30, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in April

    The city exceeded its sales tax revenue projections in April, according to numbers released by city finance director Bernie Hayen. The city collected $806,747 in sales tax during April, an increase of $11,596 from projections and up $27,187 from April 2013. Hayen said grocery stores contributed to the growth,

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 30, 2014

    Bipartisan group takes Brownback to task

    Six veteran politicians are joining forces across party lines in an effort to change Gov. Sam Brownback’s course for Kansas. They’ve formed a sort of coalition, Reroute the Roadmap, to address what they see as missteps and misinformation from the Brownback administration. Two

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 30, 2014

    City wrestles with how to pay for street repairs

    The Manhattan City Commission discussed funding options Tuesday night to help pay for street repairs. Robert Ott, director of public works, said money to hire contractors for street maintenance is $2.9 million short of what’s needed to bring some of Manhattan’s streets to the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2014

    Hearing set for man in kidnapping case

    Prosecution and defense attorneys for a Manhattan man accused of robbing one person and stealing from two others in separate incidents are preparing for a two-hour preliminary hearing. Jarred Snyder, 30, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail for status hearings in both cases Tuesday

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Winning APDesign work on display in K-State gallery

    Work by students from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, for the annual Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition is on display in the Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall through Friday, May 2. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Kansas State to recognize Hofmeister with doctorate

    A Kansas State University alumnus who has led one of the nation’s largest oil companies and is now involved in energy security efforts will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Financial counseling program at K-State gets State Farm grant

    Like a good neighbor, State Farm was there for Kansas State University’s Powercat Financial Counseling, or PFC, program. The insurance company has awarded the program a 2014 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant for $15,000. The grant is awarded to organizations that foster opportunities in service

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Late freeze kills some fruit buds

    A recent late cold snap could mean less fruit this year. “If we had a tree or even some sort of small fruit bush that was in flower, it very likely could have killed the fruit buds,” said Ward Upham, Kansas State University extension agent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2014

    Woman sentenced for pill mill connection

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman has been sentenced to two years of federal probation for her connection to a pill mill that authorities busted in August 2012. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom stated in a news release that Sarah Harding-Huffine, 30, had been sentenced Monday after she pleaded

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2014

    County could sue over lack of plants

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday directed the administrative staff to threaten legal action — if necessary — to get landscaping around the new justice center completed. Heavy rainfall Sunday morning washed mud across sidewalks and into a street east of the new building, where final grading and

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