Riley County commissioners are looking to the future, and the direction they are eyeing is north. As Manhattan grows, all three commissioners believe developing roadways north of the city can better connect the area, ease semi-truck traffic and cultivate commercial expansion. As county engineer Leon
What was known as the Kansas State University Women’s Center is now the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education. “We got some feedback that the title of the women’s center was sort of limiting us to who we serve,” office coordinator Jessica Haymaker
The city had $894,136 in sales tax receipts in August, according to the August sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from the previous month. This is higher than the August 2012 and 2013 numbers of $880,233 and $848,704, respectively. The overall sales tax receipts
September is a great time to fall into the arts at Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Enjoy a variety of musical performances, comedy shows, art exhibitions, artist talks and more offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, McCain Performance Series and the
WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez buried his head in his hands as jurors in Pottawatomie County District Court listened on Tuesday to a recording of an interview conducted just hours after Levi Bishop was shot and killed early Jan. 1 in St. Marys. Gonzalez is on trial for
Pediatricians might recommend teenagers get more sleep with later school start times, but the local school district does not appear to intend to change them. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement on Monday recommending that high school and middle school students
Sometimes good things come in threes. Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to the Manhattan area, and franchisees Alison Leiszler-Bridges and Samantha Liby are planning to open three restaurants. Leiszler-Bridges said they hope the first restaurant will open during the first half of 2015, but they haven’t
Hundreds of Kansas State University students learned about what constitutes healthy and safe relationships Tuesday evening during an event aimed at changing cultural norms about sexual assault. The “Can I Kiss You?” program, presented by Mike Domitrz, the creator of the education program The Date
Purple Power Play in the Park will help ring in the new college football season on Thursday and Friday evenings at City Park. The annual event, which began in 1988, is a festival held prior to the first home K-State football game. K-State plays Stephen F.
Wabaunsee County’s about-face on the Belvue Bridge has left Pottawatomie County in limbo about its level of financial participation in a proposed truck bypass route in the southeast portion of Wamego. Meeting with representatives of Wamego Monday, commissioners said they were not yet prepared
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