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  • Local |Education | October 01, 2013

    District seeking special needs teacher

    Hiring a teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility will require action by the USD 383 school board Wednesday night. The board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center. The student in question spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 01, 2013

    Capitol Federal gift will help with new K-State building

    The Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka, has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2013

    Witness: Suspect seemed normal

    While Salina police were searching for him in connection with injuries to his girlfriend’s son that led to the boy’s death, Antonio Brown of Salina was ordering pizza, according to a Salina Journal report. Brown, 29, is facing a child abuse and first-degree murder

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 30, 2013

    Municipal court costs to rise?

    City commissioners plan to consider raising municipal court costs during their meeting Tuesday. The session begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall. City Manager Ron Fehr said the proposed $10 fee is to pay for a software upgrade and maintenance contract. Commissioners will consider approving the

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 30, 2013

    Gen. Myers to speak at K-State

    Retired Air Force General Richard Myers is scheduled to speak at Kansas State University on Thursday. Myers, former chairman Join Chiefs of Staff and K-State alum, is to give a presentation, “A National Perspective on Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families,” at 4 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2013

    Police wrangle escaped bull

    Two officers from the Riley County Police Department were forced to round up an escaped bull Monday morning outside Manhattan. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said police received the call at 8 a.m. to capture the animal in the 4800 block of McDowell Creek Road.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 30, 2013

    Health department to offer flu shots through December

    If you have a few spare minutes on a Friday morning in October, the Riley County Health Department will give you a flu shot. The health department is sponsoring Flu Shot Friday, a clinic designed to get people to receive their vaccine and avoid waiting

  • Local | September 29, 2013

    On the street and in bars, bands play in Aggieville


    Though bands were playing in eight venues nearby, a group of street performers also drew a crowd at the eighth annual Aggiefest music festival this weekend. Between gigs at the festival, members of the bluegrass band The Haymakers! brought out a cello, harmonica, mandolin and

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 29, 2013

    How a shutdown could affect Manhattan

    Plenty of area residents are holding their breath as politicians in Washington play partisan politics over the Affordable Care Act, using a possible government shutdown as leverage. The latest continuing resolution to keep the country funded expires Monday, and Congress has yet to pass a

  • Local | September 29, 2013

    Dorothy goes free in mock murder trial

    “Wizard of Oz” fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Dorothy Gale was aquitted Saturday in a mock trial at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego. The beloved character was tried for the murder of the Wicked Witch of the West and theft of a pair

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