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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 10, 2013

    Are there fewer parking spots downtown?

    Park.phatch

    Q: The new downtown remodel seems to be reducing the number of parking spaces pretty dramatically.  I wonder if the city commissioners who approved that are the same city commissioners who approved the new Civic Plus building that will have no parking lot for

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 10, 2013

    Fort to honor fallen soldiers

    The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony will take place at 10 am Wednesday at the Global War on Terrorism monument on Fort Riley’s main post. Four names will be added to the monument, which honors Fort Riley soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2013

    5 firms present plans for sprucing up KSU union

    Five architectural firms finally began to strut their stuff for representatives handling the K-State Student Union project Tuesday morning. The finalists are Cannon Design of St. Louis, Howard and Helmer of Wichita, Stantec of Philadelphia, Workshop of Milwaukee with Bowman, Bowman and Novick of Manhattan,

  • Local | September 10, 2013

    Topeka announces flights to Chicago

    Manhattan Regional Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Tuesday he is not worried about United Airlines’ announcement that it will begin offering a flight to Chicago from Topeka’s Forbes Field. Van Kuren said the Topeka flight, which begins in January, shouldn’t impact Manhattan’

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    New ATA bus facility opens

    Several dozen people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new ATA Bus facility near the county shops north of the city on Marlatt Avenue Monday afternoon. City and county commissioners attended the event, along with several politicians and representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    Wastewater inspections planned in Pottawatomie County

    Sanitarian Scott Schwinn plans to begin an aggressive inspection program this fall of wastewater treatment lagoons in Pottawatomie County. “We’re having lots of issues with lagoons with trees and high weeds in them,” Schwinn told Pott County commissioners Monday. Due to the variety of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 09, 2013

    Riley County police provide few details about body discovery Sunday

    Droge.phatch

    The death of an elderly man here Sunday is being investigated as a homicide. Riley County police identified the victim as John Burroughs, 68, of Lot 277 Red Bud Estates. Burroughs’ body was found Sunday afternoon by police responding to a request to check on Burroughs’ welfare.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 09, 2013

    Woman killed on I-70

    A 31-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon on I-70 in Riley County after being struck by a vehicle while standing on the shoulder working on a tire. The victim was identified as Samantha A. Coleman, whose home was listed as Abilene. According to the crash report

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2013

    $15.8M project up for review

    City commissioners will be asked Tuesday to commit to a $16 million expansion project at the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal. The commitment, which will be sought at a special meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall, is in the form of a

  • Local | September 09, 2013

    Near-record heat affecting plant life, runners

    Manhattan has been experiencing near-record high temperatures in the last few weeks, which affects people who enjoy the outdoors or make their living there, such as runners and farmers. Temperatures broke 100 this weekend with a high of 101 on Sunday, an unseasonable temperature for September, according

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