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  • Local |Education |Business | June 18, 2014

    District closes summer lunch site

    A USD 383 feeding site was closed because of low participation after one week of operation. District director of food service Stephanie Smith said there were only eight students at the Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Ave., where people were being fed beginning June 2. “We

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2014

    Difficult decisions as county budget requests wrap up

    Budget appropriation presentations from county departments and entities to Riley County commissioners wrapped up last week, and there is no doubt that tough decisions are ahead for 2015. Revenues are down, and demands for services are up. While many departments asked for the same funding as

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Road work begins on US Highway 24


    The next phase of the U.S. 24 and East Poyntz Avenue intersection project began Wednesday. Traffic control has been modified to accommodate the next phase of construction on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to a report from the city of Manhattan. Northbound traffic

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Officials release name of rollover accident victim

    A Manhattan man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after his Jeep struck an unattended vehicle on Interstate 70 and went airborne before coming to rest. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 41-year-old Greg Harris was driving his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the west lanes of I-70 near

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2014

    Distance student featured on cover of military magazine

    A Marine. A wounded warrior. An award-winning university student. It’s no wonder Michael Feingold’s story is one that a magazine for military transitioners wants to tell. Feingold, Lenexa, a graduate of Kansas State University’s online food science bachelor’s degree completion program

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2014

    Coffman chair values storytelling

    It takes a passionate storyteller to engage students in subjects that may be considered monotonous. Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, is such a storyteller. He is the university’s 2014-2015 Coffman chair for

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 17, 2014

    KSU Research sues Nanoscale employees

    The Kansas State University Research Foundation is suing several defendants who were part of a research company headquartered in Manhattan in an attempt to be paid for a $208,000 loan from January 2012. The foundation is suing four people who were members of NanoScale Corporation, a research

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2014

    Love gets 18 months probation


    Christina Love will serve 18 months of probation for interference and obstruction charges connected to a September 2013 murder. On Monday, Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson handed down the 50-year-old Manhattan woman’s sentence, which includes an underlying prison sentence totaling 20 months. The prison time would

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Board discusses which groups should pay for traffic control

    Officer overtime paid for by the Riley County Police Department for event traffic control is a hefty fee that becomes taxpayers’ responsibility. Over the past year, 126 RCPD patrol officers have put in 47 hours of extra work for 19 events, costing the department more than $390,000, according to

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Manhattan, Pott County at odds over sewer

    Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan are at odds over whose regulations should be enforced — and who should be the enforcing agency — for residential users in the county-owned Blue Township Sewer District. The city and county have, in recent months, exchanged draft resolutions regarding

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