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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 10, 2013

    City to tackle pool rules

    City commissioners will dive into the thorniest question of summer — which (if any) adults can walk into the pool area without paying — at their work session Tuesday evening. The question landed on commissioners desks after members of the public raised heck about policy changes put

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    15 restaurants serve up flavors of Aggieville during annual event


    Local foods were on display during the second annual Taste of the ’Ville Saturday as part of a fundraiser for an organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.  Hundreds gathered for the event, sampling foods from more than a dozen restaurants in Aggieville, including

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 09, 2013

    Even legislators aren’t entirely sure what went into the state budget

    The 2013 Kansas Legislative session ended a week ago. If you’re still trying to figure out precisely what it was that lawmakers did — well, you’re in good company. Even some lawmakers have spent the past few days filling in the blanks. “We were given

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 09, 2013

    USD 378 to vote on bond

    Riley County citizens will vote in a special election Tuesday on a proposed $12.3 million bond to fund additions and renovations for USD 378 schools. The bond calls for the addition of a middle school wing to the existing high school. Currently, the middle school students are

  • Local |Traffic | June 09, 2013

    Bluemont Ave., U.S. 24 work to begin Monday

    Two road projects slated to begin Monday may affect Manhattan drivers. Crews will start work Monday on a two-block portion of Bluemont Avenue from Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. Improvements include grading and surfacing, stormsewer and traffic-signal installation and the addition of a raised median

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Local organization names new director

    Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has named Roxann Janes as executive director. Janes is an experienced transactional attorney from Nashville, Tenn., with significant years spent working extensively with nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally. In addition, she comes from a family steeped in real estate

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Waters True Value donates to Red Cross

    Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an Enhanced Fugita Scale 5, the largest on the scale, tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Pawnee adds 2 certified instructors

    Pawnee Mental Health Services announces the certification of Shelli Schottler, LMSW and Brett Bruning, MFT as certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. They attended a 40 hour training which qualified them to teach the 12-hour course that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs

  • Local |Business | June 09, 2013

    Briggs supports local nonprofit

    Briggs Auto donated $500 to The I.C.A.R.E. Center Organization for the Meet, Greet, & Serve Innovative Intergenerational Program” in Manhattan. The donation will be used for intergenerational activities with the USD 383 school district and senior care facilities in Manhattan. The mission of

  • Local | June 07, 2013

    Fish washing ashore at Milford


    It’s been a bad few weeks — or maybe years for fish — both here and in other parts of the country. Carp and other species of fish have been reported to be washing up on the shores of Milford Lake this week for reasons that

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