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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Commission wants new look at bed tax spending

    City commissioners are not happy with how the Convention and Visitors Bureau spent some money generated by the transient guest tax. During Tuesday night’s work session, Mayor John Matta directed the staff to come up with some alternatives to the current way the CVB

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Legislative tour stops at K-State

    State legislators sought answers Tuesday related to K-State’s budget, highlighting an increased focus on higher education. Members of the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees visited the campus as a part of their biennial bus tour. The tour to various Kansas universities

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Wolf capitalizes on Obama connection

    Milton wolf.phatch

    Political affiliation is thicker than blood. Milton Wolf, a Tea Party candidate running against U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the 2014 primary, ripped into President Barack Obama during a Tuesday appearance at K-State. It has been widely publicized that the super-conservative Wolf is Obama’

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 30, 2013

    Architecture students honored for success in their careers

    The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, at Kansas State University is recognizing five alumni for their success 10 years after their graduation from the university. The honorees are Manjula Boyina and Diwakar Vadapalli, both from Anchorage, Alaska; Elena Vossman Scott, Summit County, Colo.;

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2013

    Officials: Welch alive for days after crash

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah Highway Patrolman has confirmed that Manhattanite David Welch didn’t die immediately after crashing his van into an 80-foot ravine on September 3. Welch, 54, drove off a desolate portion of Interstate 70 into the ravine a day after leaving his home in

  • Local |Business | October 29, 2013

    Local business owners await city approval for 50-foot holiday tree

    Blue earth plaza full.phatch

    Merry Christmas, Manhattan! A group of business owners have come together to fund placement of a 50-foot holiday tree in Blue Earth Plaza. And yes, that’s a big, big tree. Brad Everett, manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, said Colin Noble came to him

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to April murders

    A Manhattan man accused of murder pleaded no contest to his charges on Friday. Matthew Wilson, 43, entered the plea to first-degree murder, two charges of attempted first-degree murder and two charges of aggravated battery for crimes that occurred April 7 at an apartment at 900 Garden Way.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Alma woman pleads guilty to embezzling from BRI

    A Wabaunsee County woman pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University, US Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. A former K-State employee, Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma pleaded guilty to three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 29, 2013

    County considers tax foreclosure sale

    Pottawatomie County is close to filing a petition for a 2013 tax foreclosure sale, County Counselor John Watt told commissioners Monday. Watt said he was picking up the final group of title searches that morning, documenting owners of property with delinquent taxes. When the process began

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 29, 2013

    Airport expansion begins Friday

    The expansion of the Manhattan Regional Airport will begin soon. Airport director Peter VanKuren said a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 9 Friday morning, and construction should begin immediately. According to the designs, construction on the first phase of the expansion should be completed by Aug. 1, 2014.

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