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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2013

    With a growing population, the city looks to improve parks

    With an eye toward an ever-growing population, city officials are making moves to increase the amount of park space in Manhattan. Eddie Eastes, acting Parks and Rec director, said the city currently owns about 550 to 580 acres of developed park land. That works out to about 10

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2013

    Wareham signs management contract

    The Wareham Opera House, owned by Darrel Hills, has recently signed a multiple-year contract with Ryan Platt of RPA Entertainment to run and operate the house. This new management will bring new and exciting acts to Manhattan, including music and comedy acts. Up-coming events can

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2013

    Local man appointed to state board

    TOPEKA — Governor Sam Brownback recently appointed David Vail of Manhattan to the Kansas Humanities Council Board of Directors. He joins a 22-member board representing leaders from across the state. David Vail is an assistant professor with Kansas State University Libraries and serves as public services

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 25, 2013

    K-State researcher says working overtime detrimental to health

    Working overtime may cost you your health, according to a Kansas State University doctoral researcher. Sarah Asebedo, doctoral student in personal financial planning and conflict resolution, Edina, Minn., conducted a study using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. She and her colleagues—Sonya Britt, assistant

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 25, 2013

    Man shot in Junction City

    A Fort Riley soldier was injured when he was shot early Saturday morning outside a Junction City club. Jeffrey D. Bragg Jr., 20, reportedly was shot in the parking lot of Club Rose, 851 Grant Ave. Junction City. Police were dispatched to the Shell Station at 1808 N.

  • Local |Education | August 25, 2013

    Kansas native leads way for high school activities, athletics

    School is back in session and fall sports are gearing up. Have you ever wondered: Who coaches the coaches? Who officiates the officials? Who records the records? And for that matter, who leads the youth leaders? It is essential that there is a state high

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 23, 2013

    Touchdown: Stadium a finished product


    The new West Stadium Center is officially complete, with plenty of time to spare before K-State’s first kickoff. The architecture firm AECOM announced Thursday that the $75 million renovation of the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium is finished. The project, which took eight

  • Local |Traffic | August 23, 2013

    Returning student, fans will find a wealth of obstacles

    Confusing traffic patterns created by construction work will be no surprise to Manhattan residents. But students returning to Kansas State University and fans populating the area for athletic events may have to apply additional common sense for several weeks, authorities say. That work is ongoing

  • Local |Business | August 23, 2013

    Retailer opens HQ in St. Marys

    Senator Jerry Moran led a parade of national, state and local dignitaries at a grand opening for a new corporate headquarters of Patriot Outfitters in St. Marys Friday morning. The corporation sells tactical gear to military personnel and civilians online and at more than 25 retail

  • Local | August 23, 2013

    Standing water is also a standing threat

    Problems posed by mosquitoes can go more than skin deep, but Manhattan residents can work to prevent breeding and population growth. With increased rainfall in the last few weeks, conditions are favorable for mosquitoes to breed and gather. “We just had two weeks of almost

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