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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 05, 2013

    KSU to host annual Band Day

    High school marching bands from across Kansas — and even Missouri — are coming to Manhattan on September 14 to participate in Kansas State University’s annual Band Day. Band Day starts with a parade at 1 p.m. in Aggieville’s Triangle Park. A map of the parade

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 04, 2013

    After 3 hours of debate, commission changes course on auditorium


    Emotions ran high during the debate over what to do with the Peace Memorial Auditorium at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Following more than three hours of discussion, commissioners eventually voted 3-2 against moving forward with a plan to remove the stage and build

  • Local |Education | September 04, 2013

    Community backing aids reinstatement of teacher

    A Riley County High School teacher was reinstated to his classroom position Tuesday night. In a unanimous vote, the Riley County USD 378 Board of Education lifted a suspension imposed against Mark Laurie, a business and computers teacher at the high school. Around 300 people came to

  • Local |Education |Arts, Leisure | September 04, 2013

    Foreigner to perform with MHS choir students

    When rock band Foreigner takes the McCain stage this weekend, it will be joined by the Manhattan High School Choir. Foreigner plays at 7:30 pm Sunday. The band has a longstanding partnership with the Grammy Foundation to support its mission of maintaining and restoring music education

  • Local |Business | September 04, 2013

    Salvation Army relocated

    The local Salvation Army thrift store is being relocated this fall while renovations are completed on the existing facility. Lt. Kirsten Aho, corps officer for Manhattan, said the thrift shop will operate out of 418 Houston, Suite 4, while its facilities at 310 Poyntz are rehabilitated. The 310 Poyntz

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2013

    Pre-school, east campus are new focal points for district

    Having wrapped up construction of its $98 million bond issue, the focus in USD 383 is shifting to a new set of renovation and construction projects. Perhaps another bond issue is on the way, too. Since July, the USD 383 school board has discussed facility needs at Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2013

    Kansas considers ‘Hard 50’

    The Kansas Legislature convened for a special session Tuesday to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law and to approve Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The “Hard 50” law allows judges to sentence some convicted murderers

  • Local | September 01, 2013

    A look at critical areas newly impacted by proposed changes to flood plain regulations

    Three residential areas in Manhattan will be hit hardest by the new FEMA floodplain when those maps become effective next year. About 450 property owners are to be included in the redrawn floodplain, according to city officials. In addition to the properties that are being mapped

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 01, 2013

    Decision due on auditorium

    City commissioners plan to decide the fate of the Peace Memorial Auditorium at their 7 pm meeting Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. Commissioners will either authorize Bruce McMillan Architects to complete the final design of the auditorium renovations as previously approved by

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Interactivity, closed circuit TV: stadium addition is a hit with fans

    While the results of Friday’s season opener against North Dakota State weren’t what fans had in mind, the opening of the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium proved to be a hit. A sellout crowd of more than 53,000 got their first

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