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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2013

    Polish expert sees country in crisis

    The country that weathered the transition from communism better than any other is going through its deepest crisis since that transition. Jerzy Wiatr, a political scientist and former politician in Poland, describes his country in those stark terms. He is in Manhattan this week to

  • Local |Education | November 05, 2013

    USD 383 school board to hear budget options

    The USD 383 school board will hear its options for dealing with a budget shortfall during its meeting at 6:30 pm Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The 2013-14 budget was built on an enrollment increase of 125 students, but enrollment remained flat on the Sept. 20 count date

  • Local |Business | November 04, 2013

    Anytime Fitness reopens


    Anytime Fitness is once again living up to its name. The gym reopened late Friday after company lawyers agreed on a deal with the state concerning back taxes. The Kansas Department of Revenue had seized the business assets of the chain’s Manhattan and Newton

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 04, 2013

    State parks officials say power transfer wouldn’t cause any problems


    No, a transfer of power in state parks would not hinder Kansans’ freedom to fish. At least state officials don’t think so. After a proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback to shift some responsibilities running state parks from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 04, 2013

    Petition for fence at K-18

    Property owners have petitioned the city to help fund a fence as a result of the K-18 improvements abutting their properties. City commissioners will hear the petition during their legislative session Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall — along with several other agenda items. Since

  • Local |Traffic | November 04, 2013

    Police department gives tips on staying safe on roadsides

    Following a rash of fatal accidents involving drivers pulled off on the side of the road, Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department offered safety tips to the county commission at Monday’s meeting. Some of these accidents have occurred because of deer

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 04, 2013

    Organization honors multicultural students

    An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members. “The Multicultural Student Honor Society was founded in 1999 to honor multicultural students who have been successful academically at the university,” said Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2013

    Suspect chased and captured

    Riley County police chased a criminal suspect until he crashed his car and fled on foot in Geary County on Sunday morning. Devoris Newsom, 27, of Junction City, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license, aggravated intimidation of a

  • Local | November 03, 2013

    Potawatomi suffering recognized at last

    Bison 2.phatch

    Eastern Kansas has a rich Native American tradition, and Saturday the area officially began honoring some of that proud history. Jon Boursaw, a member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation, spoke at the Flint Hills Discovery Center as the start of its celebration of Native American Heritage

  • Local |Business | November 03, 2013

    Computer virus bugs Manhattan businesses

    A computer virus that has frightened people around the world now has infected Manhattan. Kansas State University, along with the radio station 1350 KMAN and somne area businesses have had their computers crashed by a virus called CryptoLocker, a category of virus called “ransomware.” “I’ve

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