Sen. Bob Dole was greeted with standing applause of appreciation Tuesday morning when he stopped by the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center as a part of his Kansas tour. In a navy suit and red tie, 90-year-old Dole expressed his own gratitude for the people of
The city/university committee on Monday approved recommendations for 2015 city/university fund projects. The fund — which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus — was established in an agreement between the city and Kansas State when the city annexed the university in 1994.
The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for improvements to the intersection of Flush Road and U.S. Highway 24. Pottawatomie County will be responsible for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and design of the project, with KDOT paying for 100
A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk was arrested on Sunday after he had reportedly attacked two people in an attempt to steal another vehicle with which to flee an accident scene. Riley County police on Monday reported that Nathan Woodyard, 37,
Riley County commissioners on Monday agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over an unpaid medical bill for a man who was injured following a police chase. The suit, brought by the board of Stormont-Vail Healthcare Inc. of Topeka, concerned care for Jason Fisher of
The city on Tuesday will continue work on updating its benefit district policy. This discussion item is the only topic on the agenda of a work session at 5 p.m. No action will be taken at the meeting. The city has used benefit districts to
The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a Riley County District Court ruling that dismissed a former Kansas State University employee’s lawsuit for retaliatory discharge. In an opinion released May 2, the Court of Appeals ruled that the case concerning the claim of
Riley County commissioners on Monday endorsed a proclamation declaring this Small Business Week. Trent Armbrust, who represented the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division, said small businesses have aided in the Little Apple’s growth. “A lot of times when we think
Lauren Nutt, a senior in apparel and textiles from Wichita, won the Best in Show award at the recent Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium Showcase of Excellence on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Winners of the juried exhibit and runway show were
A source of confusion and political debate, the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders might pose questions for some or be controversial for others. The Common Core standards are an attempt to have a national set of goals and corresponding tests for
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