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  • Local | April 19, 2013

    ‘Match Day’ aims to help charity donations go farther

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is giving donors the chance to make their donations go farther — and giving organizations the ability to gain up to $10,000 for their endowments with Grow Green Match Day. The event, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 22 at Colony

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 19, 2013

    Manhattan, Riley County officials consider cooperation, consolidation

    City and county commissioners agreed Thursday that it is time to lay a course of action for intergovernmental cooperation and consolidation. “[W]e never develop a plan,” said Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis. “We talk and talk and talk, but don’t actually do anything.”

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 19, 2013

    Three from KSU rank in Goldwaters

    Three Kansas State University students are recognized in the 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. Jenny Barriga, junior in chemistry and biochemistry, Dodge City, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the university’s 69th Goldwater scholar. Kyle Snow, senior in chemical engineering,

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    Corps recommends $18 million levee addition

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented an $18 million proposal for raising the height of the levee that protects the downtown area of the city Wednesday, saying it would raise flood protection here to the 300-year level. John Grothaus, chief of planning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 18, 2013

    Pair plead guilty to arson, murder

    The duo accused of setting a deadly February apartment fire here pleaded guilty to arson resulting in death in federal court Wednesday. Officials said the arson/murder was part of a plot to distract police from finding incriminating evidence related to an earlier armed robbery.

  • Local | April 18, 2013

    NTSB: No distress call made in crash

    No distress call was made prior to the fatal April 7 crash of a private plane headed from Tulsa, Okla., to Manhattan, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Ronald Marshall and Chris Gruber of Manhattan were killed when the plane, a single-engine

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 18, 2013

    MacWillie: Force reduction will not affect Fort Riley


    More than 300 people gathered Thursday to hear Gen. Don MacWillie speak about the impact of troop reductions on Fort Riley and the message was clear: the fort will not be negatively affected by the Army’s changes. By 2017, the Army will have reduced its forces

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    EPA ceases air-quality monitoring at Konza

    The Environmental Protection Agency has stopped monitoring the air quality on the Konza Prairie at the request of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the owners of the Konza. John Briggs, director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station, said KDHE officials contacted both KSU

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    Cost of MHS parking permits could go up

    The cost of parking permits could be on the rise for Manhattan High students based on comments during Wednesday’s USD 383 school board meeting. Board members did not make a decision on whether to increase fees for parking permits during a broader discussion on student

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    MHS makes top high school list for fifth consecutive year

    Manhattan High School has been named to The Washington Post High School Challenge List for the fifth consecutive year. Only eight Kansas high schools made the list, and MHS is the only one from outside the Kansas City area to do so. “It is an

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