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  • Local |Business | September 22, 2014

    Demand surging for bus service

    The number of Manhattanites using public transportation continues to rise. Anne Smith, director of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency — otherwise know as aTa Bus — told Riley County commissioners Monday that 29,881 people took advantage of the service in August. That is a large increase from 2013’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 22, 2014

    Woman steals patrol car

    A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according

  • Local |Education | September 22, 2014

    Regional StuCo conference teaches leadership at MHS

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    Student councils from 37 high schools and middle schools came to Manhattan Monday for the first time, bringing in a YouTube star as motivational speaker. “This is our first time hosting it,” Manhattan High School faculty StuCo sponsor Leslie Campbell said. “Since we’ve finished renovations,

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 22, 2014

    K-State scientists play swine-flu detectives

    Scientists at Kansas State University are playing the part of detectives looking for clues to help solve mysteries in human and animal health. By using a methodology known as syndromic surveillance, researchers isolate and characterize swine influenza viruses causing disease to support a collaborative project

  • Local |Business | September 21, 2014

    Day of fun, night of dancing mark celebration

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    A mid-afternoon shower didn’t stop the party in Aggieville Saturday as the business district celebrated its 125th birthday. The festivities featured entertainment, magicians, beer, a bouncy house, a car show, a street dance and a mini “Maker Faire.” Hundreds of people came out to

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    Stonestreet, Ferguson keep focus on audience

    Eric Stonestreet and his “Modern Family” co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson gave Manhattan a night of laughs and stories about their hit TV show Friday, but they made the night about the audience. The two, who portray a gay couple on “Modern Family,” opened the show

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 21, 2014

    Weekend crowds in Aggieville present challenges for RCPD

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    There’s a price to pay for getting caught breaking the law. The young woman sitting in a chair next to a desk in the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation late Thursday night was about the learn this lesson. At 11:45 p.m., she

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    Vet warns pet owners about rat poisons

    As temperatures start to cool, your home may find some extra company of the unwanted, long-tailed, furry kind. But when seeking to get rid of rodents, make sure you aren’t putting your pets at risk too, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “Every year

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    University to hold event for undergrad research

    K-State will highlight the importance of undergraduate research next week during Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Week, Sept. 22-26. “K-State has long excelled at involving undergraduates in research. “That no other state-supported university has more Goldwater Scholarship recipients is one especially high-profile testament to that

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2014

    K-State to celebrate Family Day

    Kansas State University’s annual Family Day, Sept. 27, will celebrate the long-standing tradition of family involvement on campus. “K-State Family Day is an extremely special tradition,” said Cole Grieves, new student services assistant coordinator. “The 2014 event will celebrate 86 years of welcoming families to campus for

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