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  • Local |Education | September 04, 2014

    District to replace 5 aging buses in fleet


    USD 383 will spend about $450,000 for six buses to replace some that didn’t pass an annual inspection. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a request by the district’s transportation director, Doug Messer, at a Wednesday meeting. Five of the buses will be bought used at $69,669

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 04, 2014

    MPO leader says agreement key to project funding

    The more regional leaders can agree on projects, the more likely it is that the Kansas Department of Transportation will fund them, said Stephanie Watts at a meeting Wednesday. “Projects that have involvement and support from multiple jurisdictions will have more of KDOT’s attention,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Douglas series to focus on business, education issues

    Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center. Jeffrey Hollender, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Seventh Generation, will

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2014

    Chair design earns recognition

    A versatile chair design has earned a recent Kansas State University graduate a high finish at an international furniture-making competition. Richard Thompson, Olathe, a May 2014 master’s graduate in interior architecture and product design, won second place in the commercial design division of the International

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 03, 2014

    Commissioners approve Phase 2 airport contract

    Expansion of Manhattan Regional Airport will move forward even though wages for the federally-funded project could be pushed higher. The Manhattan City Commission approved Tuesday the contract for second phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. The Weitz Company, LLC, of Lenexa, the project’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    City’s growth slowing

    Manhattan’s growth is starting to level off, an official with the Kansas State University finance department said on Wednesday morning. Eric Higgins, head of the Kansas State University finance department, gave a report on the local economy to about 50 city and business officials at

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 03, 2014

    City OKs rezoning for 722-unit development

    A 722-unit apartment complex received initial approval from the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday. The commission unanimously approved the first reading of the annexation and rezoning of land for the proposed Trails at Manhattan planned unit development, which is 37.60 acres about 1,000 feet to the west of

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    Tricky termite infestation bugs KSU entomology dept


    Apparently K-State’s entomology department can have too many bugs. Officials at Waters Hall, the building that houses the department, have been working for 25 years to rid the building of termites. The infestation was particularly difficult to treat in the entomology department, because other bugs,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 03, 2014

    Officials say Army works to keep standards of care high at IACH

    Army officials on Wednesday said they work to keep standards of care high at Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital and other facilities. The message was in response to a report from The New York Times asserting that smaller military hospitals put patients at

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