Manhattan has gotten 262 new jobs at companies helped by the city since 2012, according to a 2013 economic development report. The report, presented at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday, included activities from 2013 and updates from mid-year 2014 involving companies receiving economic development funding from the city. Financial
While Jim Sherow is running against incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp for the job of representing Kansas’ Big First congressional district in Washington, D.C., Huelskamp is running against Washington. At a forum Tuesday night in Salina — the first time the two have met for such
A trial was set Wednesday for a man facing murder charges in a September 2013 homicide. District Chief Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled a four-day trial starting March 10 for Anthony Nichols, 34, of Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with first degree murder in connection with the death
A study on the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s marketing effectiveness indicated its spending is efficient, but Manhattan is behind its competitors in visitation. The study results presented Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission was a part of the bureau’s third quarterly report
Tickets are still available for the 10th-annual Promenade on Poyntz on Thursday. Twelve downtown businesses will serve as stops where participants can sample a variety of wine and food. Each business will feature a red and white wine selection paired with light hors d’oeuvres.
Riley County police are asking for public assistance after a man reported he was kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning. At about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of Kearney Street, a 25-year-old man was reportedly approached by two unknown men wearing Halloween masks and forced
Karen Burg has taken the wheel of a ship that’s stuck in dangerous seas. Imagine high waves and a current running against this craft, making forward progress difficult. A bioengineer by training, Burg is the new vice president for research at Kansas State University,
Sue Gerth, a past president of the Manhattan chapter of Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays — otherwise known as PFLAG — was happy Tuesday morning with the latest news out of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court declined to review
A Manhattan woman pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a marriage fraud scheme. Jacqueline Michaelle Reed, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. In her plea, Reed, who is a U.S. citizen,
Tracy Shane Roberts, a former executive officer for the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, will serve 18 months in prison for stealing money from the organization. Judge Meryl Wilson issued the sentence on Monday in Riley County District Court. Roberts, 45, Wamego, was charged with 30 counts of
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