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  • Local | June 01, 2014

    Flood insurance price hikes cause concern for locals

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    Jackie Bell knew the whole story and was upset. John Markham heard it for the first time, and was stunned. “It’s feels like somebody pulled the rug out from underneath your life,” Markham said. The two neighbors were sitting on the comfy front porch

  • Local | June 01, 2014

    Manhattan listed as state’s fastest-growing city

    Manhattan is growing faster than any other big city in Kansas. That’s according to a Washington Post piece published last week that showed the fastest-growing big city (defined as those above 50,000 people) in each state. Manhattan topped the list of Kansas cities with 7.4 percent

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Dismissal of K-State suit upheld

    An appeals court this week sided with Kansas State University by affirming the dismissal of a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a former assistant professor. The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Thursday ruled the earlier dismissal of Grace Hwang’

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    As students clear out for summer, townies celebrate Nothing


    It’s not entirely accurate to say nothing happened in Aggieville on Saturday, but that’s what was celebrated as part of the first-ever Nothing Festival. Promoted as the “The Townie Holiday,” people who visited Aggieville found it quite easy to partake in the activities —

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    Proposed zip-line park moves forward

    Manhattan may have a zip-line park in its future. Steve Springer of Manhattan is set to purchase a small strip of county-owned land beside 70 acres he already owns. The small strip, southwest of town near the U.S. Highway 177 entrance, is less than half an

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    Taco John’s to open

    A new Mexican fast-food restaurant will make its debut next week. Taco John’s, 214 Leavenworth St., opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Kimberly Jager, the restaurant’s owner, said in a press release customers should arrive early. The first 100 customers who visit Taco John’s will

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in the college,” said Peter Dorhout,

  • Local |Business | May 30, 2014

    Overland Park development has ties to KSU, Manhattan

    Modern, upscale and a little bit whimsical, a natural history museum in the new Prairiefire Overland Park development opened this month, and the whole thing has plenty of ties to Manhattan and Kansas State University. The south Overland Park mixed-use Prairiefire project was developed by

  • Local | May 30, 2014

    Survivor’s story makes national news


    A local inspirational tale is becoming national and international news. Aricca Wallace’s story about her cervical cancer treatment will be featured at 5:30 p.m. Monday during broadcasts on both NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News. Dr. Christian Hinrichs will discuss his experimental treatment

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 30, 2014

    KSU student joins county race

    Ben Wilson, a music major at Kansas State, officially filed on Thursday to run for District 1 seat on the Riley County Commission. Wilson, a Republican, previously sought candidacy for the Kansas House of Representatives primary race, but withdrew May 10. He had his sights set on

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