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  • Local |Traffic | September 11, 2013

    Skyway Drive to be closed Thursday, Friday

    Skyway Drive from Wildcat Creek Road to 56th Avenue will be closed on Thursday and Friday, officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation announced. The roadway will close after morning rush hour on Thursday and will reopen sometime late Friday after crews replace concrete panels

  • Local | September 10, 2013

    City commissioners approve airport expansion

    City commissioners unanimously approved the $17.3 million construction contract of the Manhattan Regional Airport expansion. Approval is contingent on the city receiving $13.3 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, which will cover about 80 percent of the cost. In addition, passenger facility fees will cover about $3

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2013

    Homicide victim’s friends wait for answers


    Neighbors and friends of a man whose body was found Sunday are waiting for answers about the murder case. John Burroughs, 68, was found dead in his Red Bud Estates trailer home after Riley County police were called to check on the man. Police have ruled

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2013

    Child sodomy trial begins with jury selection

    Jury selection began Tuesday for a Manhattan man facing sex crime charges against a child younger than 14 years old. George L. Ferenz, who was 29 at the time of his arrest in October 2012, is facing charges in Riley County District Court of attempted rape, two counts

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 10, 2013

    Are there fewer parking spots downtown?


    Q: The new downtown remodel seems to be reducing the number of parking spaces pretty dramatically.  I wonder if the city commissioners who approved that are the same city commissioners who approved the new Civic Plus building that will have no parking lot for

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 10, 2013

    Fort to honor fallen soldiers

    The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony will take place at 10 am Wednesday at the Global War on Terrorism monument on Fort Riley’s main post. Four names will be added to the monument, which honors Fort Riley soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2013

    5 firms present plans for sprucing up KSU union

    Five architectural firms finally began to strut their stuff for representatives handling the K-State Student Union project Tuesday morning. The finalists are Cannon Design of St. Louis, Howard and Helmer of Wichita, Stantec of Philadelphia, Workshop of Milwaukee with Bowman, Bowman and Novick of Manhattan,

  • Local | September 10, 2013

    Topeka announces flights to Chicago

    Manhattan Regional Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Tuesday he is not worried about United Airlines’ announcement that it will begin offering a flight to Chicago from Topeka’s Forbes Field. Van Kuren said the Topeka flight, which begins in January, shouldn’t impact Manhattan’

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    New ATA bus facility opens

    Several dozen people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new ATA Bus facility near the county shops north of the city on Marlatt Avenue Monday afternoon. City and county commissioners attended the event, along with several politicians and representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    Wastewater inspections planned in Pottawatomie County

    Sanitarian Scott Schwinn plans to begin an aggressive inspection program this fall of wastewater treatment lagoons in Pottawatomie County. “We’re having lots of issues with lagoons with trees and high weeds in them,” Schwinn told Pott County commissioners Monday. Due to the variety of

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