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  • Local |Business | May 17, 2013

    Gas prices up across Midwest

    Gas prices inched precariously close to $4 a gallon in Manhattan on Friday.  The recent hike may be due in part to an influx of visitors in town for area graduations, but problems at several oil refineries were causing sharp increases across the Midwest, where

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 17, 2013

    String of thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a series of possibly related thefts from construction sites located between Manhattan and Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the thefts started around April 20 at a construction site north of Highway 24 on Green Valley Road. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2013

    Schulz says he hasn’t considered Va. Tech job

    TOPEKA — K-State President Kirk Schulz’s alma mater is looking for a new president, but Schulz said Thursday he hasn’t thought about applying for the job. Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger announced his retirement Tuesday. Schulz, a Virginia native, received his B.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2013

    Officials respond to salary gripes

    Kansas State University’s two top administrators issued a joint statement Wednesday defending their efforts to improve faculty compensation compared with that of administrators while acknowledging that more remains to be done. The letter from KSU President Kirk Schulz and Provost April Mason came a

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 16, 2013

    Commissioners voice concerns about added juvenile inmates

    Riley County commissioners expressed concern Thursday about the impact on county juveniles of a possible influx of juvenile inmates to the Northcentral Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention facility. The concern flows from a decision by Saline County to close its own juvenile detention facility and send

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    MHS student plans Kenya aid trip

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    Kenyans have a word that sums up their culture: “ubuntu.” It means “I am because we are.” It is a belief that only by helping each other is everyone capable of living and thriving. This belief is what inspired one Manhattan High School senior to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 16, 2013

    Vote keeps guns off campuses — for now

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Board of Regents adopted a temporary resolution Thursday designed to keep weapons off campuses for four years. The action is in response to a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback that authorizes concealed carry licensees to carry a concealed handgun

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    District to add positions

    The USD 383 school board approved adding faculty and staff members during its meeting Wednesday. The additional positions are expected to be needed due to the administration’s projection of an enrollment increase of 125 students for the 2013-14 school year. The plan is to hire 10.2 full

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 16, 2013

    Drug ring suspects appear in court

    Further arrests are imminent in the crack cocaine bust known as “Operation Adabag.” Officials said 94 persons have now been arrested.  The arrests began on May 8 in a massive multiple-agency operation in Riley and Geary counties after authorities executed search warrants, spread across one day,

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    Area students to help honor veterans

    Twenty-five Kansas veterans will take part May 21 in the first Kansas Honor Flight trip coordinated by students from Wamego High School. The veterans from WWII and the Korean War will visit the war memorials erected in Washington to honor their service and sacrifices to our

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