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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2013

    Pottawatomie County fire districts consolidated


    Seven of the 12 fire districts under Pottawatomie County jurisdiction were consolidated into a single district Monday, following a public hearing before the county commission. Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing Consolidated Fire District No. 1, which brings seven districts comprising 47 percent of the county’s land mass

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Advance turnout at 180 in USD 378 vote

    About 180 persons had voted in advance as of Monday morning in the USD 378 bond election. County clerk Rich Vargo reported the turnout Monday, noting as well that polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in four locations Tuesday: Keats, Riley Centre, Leonardville

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Stem cell advances may help injured horses recover faster, live longer

    Now, there is potential for a revitalized life of once elite performance horse stricken by injury and other disabling conditions. Adult stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into almost any type of cell, have offered development of medical treatments for a wide range

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 10, 2013

    City to tackle pool rules

    City commissioners will dive into the thorniest question of summer — which (if any) adults can walk into the pool area without paying — at their work session Tuesday evening. The question landed on commissioners desks after members of the public raised heck about policy changes put

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    15 restaurants serve up flavors of Aggieville during annual event


    Local foods were on display during the second annual Taste of the ’Ville Saturday as part of a fundraiser for an organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.  Hundreds gathered for the event, sampling foods from more than a dozen restaurants in Aggieville, including

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 09, 2013

    Even legislators aren’t entirely sure what went into the state budget

    The 2013 Kansas Legislative session ended a week ago. If you’re still trying to figure out precisely what it was that lawmakers did — well, you’re in good company. Even some lawmakers have spent the past few days filling in the blanks. “We were given

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 09, 2013

    USD 378 to vote on bond

    Riley County citizens will vote in a special election Tuesday on a proposed $12.3 million bond to fund additions and renovations for USD 378 schools. The bond calls for the addition of a middle school wing to the existing high school. Currently, the middle school students are

  • Local |Traffic | June 09, 2013

    Bluemont Ave., U.S. 24 work to begin Monday

    Two road projects slated to begin Monday may affect Manhattan drivers. Crews will start work Monday on a two-block portion of Bluemont Avenue from Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. Improvements include grading and surfacing, stormsewer and traffic-signal installation and the addition of a raised median

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Local organization names new director

    Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has named Roxann Janes as executive director. Janes is an experienced transactional attorney from Nashville, Tenn., with significant years spent working extensively with nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally. In addition, she comes from a family steeped in real estate

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Waters True Value donates to Red Cross

    Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an Enhanced Fugita Scale 5, the largest on the scale, tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the

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