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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2013

    State fair to host K-State Day

    The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday. Special outdoor exhibits will

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    Alma man to run as Libertarian in governor race

    An Alma man said Thursday he will seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor in 2014. Keen A. Umbehr filed his candidacy with the Kansas Secretary of State. In doing so, Umbehr said his top priorities would be accountability and transparency at all levels of

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2013

    Flash mob marks anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech


    11:52 am: On Bosco Plaza in front of the Union, K-State student Stephon Hardbridge yelled “I have a dream,” and began clapping his hands and stomping his feet. Quickly, another student from farther away joined him. Eventually, more than a dozen people met to combine dance

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 28, 2013

    Changes add 450 properties to floodplain

    The owners of about 450 local properties would find those properties affected by revised FEMA floodplain boundaries, city officials said Wednesday. If the floodplain revisions are adopted as they currently are drawn, owners of those properties will be required to purchase flood insurance for any structures

  • Local | August 28, 2013

    Stampede to appear on Travel Channel

    What does Country Stampede have in common with the Kentucky Derby and the BBQ World Championship? As of Sept. 1, all will have been featured on a new show on the Travel Channel focusing on fan experiences at major events. The show, titled “Fandemonium” and featuring

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2013

    K-State professor to work with Chinese academy

    A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine microbiologist is sharing his expertise with Chinese scientists through a collaborative international research program. Philip Hardwidge, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, has been named a senior international scientist through a visiting professorship program offered by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 28, 2013

    Hearing set in July narcotics investigation

    A man who was arrested on narcotics charges in July after police made a series of drug arrests was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Marvin Berroth, 47, was arrested July 26 on a warrant for distribution of methamphetamine and charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 27, 2013

    Meet the asst. city manager finalists

    The four finalists for assistant city manager brought diversity and familiarity to the table Monday during a public reception at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. All of the candidates complimented Manhattan residents on their hospitality and all wanted to be a part of

  • Local | August 27, 2013

    Power Play kicks off Wednesday in the park

    Purple Power Play brings the pep to City Park on Wednesday and Thursday night. The annual rally for Wildcat fans is moving from its traditional location on Poyntz Avenue because of road construction there. Organizers said they expect the new venue to be even better. “

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 27, 2013

    Commissioners get keys to new justice center

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday received the keys — dozens of them — to the county’s newly completed justice center Monday. Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants, the county’s construction liaison, delivered a “certificate of substantial completion” and keys to every entrance, office door, cabinet, elevator, jail

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