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  • Local |Education | September 19, 2013

    KASB idea given frosty reception

    USD 383 school board members voiced their displeasure about a potential change in collective bargaining policy Wednesday. A policy change proposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards would limit the subject of negotiations between teachers and school boards to compensation, fringe benefits, hours and amounts

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 19, 2013

    Officials get training on dog fighting cases

    Riley County animal control and law enforcement officers attended a training session Wednesday about how to investigate dog fighting and cockfighting crime. Terry Mills, blood sports director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, led the session, explaining the underground culture

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 19, 2013

    KSU fraternity named top chapter in nation

    The Kansas State chapter of Theta Xi recently won the Memorial Trophy, given to the top Theta Xi chapter in the nation. It shared the award with the Georgia Southern chapter, topping the other 47 active chapters. Memorial Trophy is based on a chapter’s performance

  • Local | September 19, 2013

    High Ground Museum to host annual ‘hay day’

    History comes to life this Saturday at the High Ground Museum outside Council Grove. “Everybody’s welcome to come ‘relive exactly what it used to be like’ during our annual open house and hay day,” said Lloyd Florence. Florence and his wife, Marlene, will host

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2013

    Woman takes search for missing husband to Twitter


    An assistant professor at Kansas State University has put out a public appeal on Twitter for assistance in finding her husband, who has reportedly been missing since September 2. Kelly Welch, a faculty member with the Department of Family Studies and Human Services, tweeted Tuesday night

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 18, 2013

    Commission approves Allegiant incentive package

    Though Manhattanites have already begun booking winter trips to Phoenix, city commissioners gave an incentive package for Allegiant Air the third degree before approving it 4-1 Tuesday. The city agreed to reimburse the airline, which will begin providing twice weekly flights in November, up to $100,000

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 18, 2013

    Vomiting in taxicabs now comes at a cost

    If you upchuck in the cab after a night out, you may soon find that you pay for it with more than just a hangover.  City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure allowing local taxi companies to charge riders who vomit in or

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | September 18, 2013

    Wamego aims for safer walk to school

    Following safety concerns expressed at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting in Wamego, the city manager and superintendent are discussing how to curb traffic at an intersection near Wamego High School. A community member attending the commission meeting raised concerns about the safety of students

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2013

    Washburn law professor defends ‘unconstitutional’ voting provision

    A law professor at Washburn University Tuesday defended the section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that was recently ruled unconstitutional. Reggie Robinson of Washburn University School of Law spoke at the Alumni Center as part of K-State’s Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2013

    August house fire ruled an arson

    Investigators have ruled an August 22 house fire to be an arson. Manhattan Fire Department fire marshal Rick Stillwagon said Tuesday the fire that day at a single family unit at 721 Osage St. started on the front porch and primarily damaged it along with the house’

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