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  • Local | July 03, 2014

    Wednesday’s high was coolest on record

    Temperatures were unseasonably cool in Manhattan Wednesday. The high temperature for the day was 72, which broke the record for lowest high temperature on record. The previous record for the coldest high was set in 1908 at 73 degrees. State climatologist Mary Knapp said the cooler temperatures were

  • Local |Traffic | July 03, 2014

    Kimball to be closed at night

    Nighttime travelers on Kimball Avenue will have to find a different route starting Sunday. Kimball Avenue from North Manhattan Avenue to Tuttle Creek Boulevard will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for approximately four to six weeks during the work week, Sunday through Thursday

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    KSU dietitian shares tips to keep weight off during Fourth

    This Fourth of July, enjoy the explosion of fireworks, but don’t let all the treats blow up your diet, says a Kansas State University dietitian. Amber Howells, director of the coordinated program in dietetics offered by the hospitality management and dietetics department in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    Gilman scholar explores Japanese culture, wants to teach English

    Kansas State University’s newest Gilman scholar is using a first-time opportunity to further her plans to one day teach English in Japan. Khiana Harris, senior in anthropology and psychology, Kansas City, is spending eight weeks at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan, as

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2014

    Literacy program aims to prevent ‘brain drain’ over break

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    Local primary students have been counteracting summer “brain drain” through a literacy program. Manhattan kindergarten through third graders are enhancing their literacy skills during the break with AfterSchool KidzLit, put on locally by the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. On Tuesday, a group of

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    City nixes guest tax increase

    City commissioners said Tuesday that they didn’t support increasing the transient guest tax. There wasn’t a vote, but their comments essentially put an end to the proposed half-cent increase of the guest tax to increase revenue for the Flint Hills Discovery Center in 2015.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission bans open carry in 42 city buildings

    City commissioners unanimously approved banning the open carry of firearms in 42 buildings during their meeting Tuesday. The vote was 4-0; commissioner John Matta was absent from the meeting. Tuesday was the official start of changes in the state’s gun law. Government entities are allowed

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2014

    29 arrested, 121 cited for MIP at Stampede

    Twenty-nine people were arrested while attending the 2014 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Greg Riat said in a report that seven women and 22 men were arrested while attending the four-day event

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2014

    Competency hearing reset for Leonardville man in murder case

    A competency hearing for a Leonardville man accused of murdering a pest exterminator in February 2008 was reset for a later date Tuesday after his attorney requested the cancellation and that he be allowed to withdraw. Howard Barrett, 55, is accused of second-degree murder in the stabbing

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission expresses confidence in hiring policy

    The city commission on Tuesday rebuffed an attempt to change the city’s hiring policy to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Mike Herman, chair of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project, spoke during the public comment period of the commission

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