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  • Local |Business | June 21, 2016

    Blue Moose to open location at mall

    Manhattan Town Center is filling one of its restaurant vacancies. The Blue Moose Bar and Grill will open this fall at the former Old Chicago location at 100 Manhattan Town Center. The two-story, 6,300-square-foot space will be renovated to accommodate the restaurant, which offers a variety

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    School board cancels shutdown meeting ahead of special session

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hold off on planning for a possible school shutdown. The school board initially planned to hold a special meeting Wednesday to prepare for a July 1 school shutdown if the state did not comply with a Kansas Supreme Court order to

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    Pott County accepts bid for new Wheaton fire station

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday accepted a low bid for construction of a new fire station at Wheaton but rejected all bids for remodeling the station at Olsburg. The commission accepted the bid of $393,450 from Schultz Construction/BG Consultants for design and construction of the Wheaton

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | June 20, 2016

    Kansas farm income plunges

    Average net farm income in Kansas plummeted to $4,568 in 2015 or less than 5 percent of the previous year’s average of $128,731, according to annual Kansas Farm Management Association member data. The 2015 level was the lowest average level of nominal net farm income since 1985. The average net

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 20, 2016

    Wamego veterinarian judges, shows cats in free time

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    Sometimes, people are faced with major existential questions, such as: What’s the true meaning of life? Does God exist? Are you a dog or cat person? Regarding the last question, Amy Hanson said she likes dogs, but she’s drawn more to cats. “They’

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 20, 2016

    Commission to consider $6.4M road project

    The Manhattan City Commission will vote Tuesday on approving the contract for West Anderson Avenue improvements. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The city is seeking approval of a contract with Pavers Inc. of Salina for $6.4 million, which was the lowest bid

  • Local |Public Health | June 20, 2016

    Couchman urges caution for Stampede attendees

    Residents who plan to attend Country Stampede need to be prepared for extreme heat and possible thunderstorms, said Larry Couchman, director of Riley County EMS Services. Couchman presented several safety tips at Monday’s Riley County commission meeting in preparation for the 21st annual country

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2016

    Melissa Etheridge, ‘Annie’ highlight McCain lineup

    K-State has released the 2016-17 lineup, which features a variety of acts including Melissa Etheridge, Broadway’s “Annie” and comedian Brian Regan. This season also will include such popular acts as the Oak Ridge Boys, Lyle Lovett, Pat Metheny, Straight No Chaser, Bobby McFerrin, Chef

  • Local |Business | June 18, 2016

    Family doctor sees joy, challenge in rural practice

    “If you’re looking for fame and fortune, you may not find it. But if you’re looking for a place to serve, you can definitely find it here.” Those words of wisdom might apply to many places and types of careers, but in this

  • Local |Business | June 18, 2016

    Music, food and car wash competition mark annual Juneteenth

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    Even something as simple as washing a car can have significance in the proper context. The community gathered Saturday in City Park for the 27th-annual Manhattan Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth marks the day, June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the

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