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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 21, 2013

    Amaryllis plants added to KSU sale

    Regal amaryllis plants have been added to the annual Kansas State University poinsettia sale to brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season. The fundraising sale is organized by the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens and students majoring in horticulture, said coordinator Marti

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 21, 2013

    Commissioners talk word choice

    The Riley County Commissioners spent several minutes of their meeting Thursday fighting over an important issue: one word. The word comes from an article in the draft of Public Building Commission bylaws. Commissioner Bob Boyd pushed to change the word “may” to “shall,” solidifying the

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2013

    Pawn Stars to feature Big Boy

    The episode of the TV show Pawn Stars that features Manhattanite Rusty Wilson offering an iconic sign for sale airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. The show is on the History Channel. Wilson was willing to take his giant Original Bob’s Big Boy sign —

  • Local |Education | November 20, 2013

    Elementary free-throw contest a heated battle


    It’s hard to resist a tale of redemption.  It came down to sudden death Wednesday in the Marlatt Elementary sixth grade boys division of the Little Apple Optimist Club’s Hoop, Holler ‘N Shoot free throw competition. After more than 60 boys and girls

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 20, 2013

    Library expansion passes 5-0

    The people spoke, and the commission listened. “The public has bought into the library expansion,” commissioner Usha Reddi said at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I think it’s insulting to constantly beat on the debt when they are saying, ‘We are good with this.’ And

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 20, 2013

    City OKs $300,000 sewer line for NBAF

    City commissioners on Tuesday approved the construction of a sewer line for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) during their legislative meeting. Commissioner Karen McCulloh said during the meeting that the $300,000 project would be funded by money already set aside by the city.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 20, 2013

    City could tighten flood plain restrictions

    Tough and tougher. That would seem to be the direction building restrictions in the city’s floodplain are headed — if discussion at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting was any indication. City planner Chad Bunger suggested that new regulations should be put in place, and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2013

    Dara’s clerk reports armed robbery, car theft

    A Dara’s Fast Lane clerk’s vehicle was stolen this morning after the convenience store was robbed by a gunman. According to a press release from the RCPD, a man entered the store at 1816 Claflin Road with a weapon at 2:45 a.m. and demanded

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 20, 2013

    Police officers, citizens honored for service

    Seven officers and two good Samaritans received awards for meritorious service at the Riley County law board meeting Monday. Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen presented civilians Richard Paynter and Drew Riffel the Life Saving Award for their service in an apartment building arson

  • Local | November 20, 2013

    Ice-skating rink now open

    Staff reports Ready, set, skate. The Manhattan Department of Parks and Recreation announced the ice rink is now open at Wefald Pavilion at City Park. The cost to skate is $3 per person. Skate rental is also $3 per person. Those who want to watch but not

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