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  • Local |Education | September 03, 2013

    Pre-school, east campus are new focal points for district

    Having wrapped up construction of its $98 million bond issue, the focus in USD 383 is shifting to a new set of renovation and construction projects. Perhaps another bond issue is on the way, too. Since July, the USD 383 school board has discussed facility needs at Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2013

    Kansas considers ‘Hard 50’

    The Kansas Legislature convened for a special session Tuesday to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law and to approve Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The “Hard 50” law allows judges to sentence some convicted murderers

  • Local | September 01, 2013

    A look at critical areas newly impacted by proposed changes to flood plain regulations

    Three residential areas in Manhattan will be hit hardest by the new FEMA floodplain when those maps become effective next year. About 450 property owners are to be included in the redrawn floodplain, according to city officials. In addition to the properties that are being mapped

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 01, 2013

    Decision due on auditorium

    City commissioners plan to decide the fate of the Peace Memorial Auditorium at their 7 pm meeting Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. Commissioners will either authorize Bruce McMillan Architects to complete the final design of the auditorium renovations as previously approved by

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Interactivity, closed circuit TV: stadium addition is a hit with fans

    While the results of Friday’s season opener against North Dakota State weren’t what fans had in mind, the opening of the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium proved to be a hit. A sellout crowd of more than 53,000 got their first

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Ups and downs of the televised version of Friday’s game

    Many K-State fans who could not make it to Bill Snyder Family Stadium Friday night watched their Wildcats lose 24-21 to North Dakota State on the new Fox Sports 1 Network. Craig Bolerjack handled the play-by-play with Joey Harrington on color and Ryan Nece providing sideline

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    The scenic life goes public

    Low income rental .phatch

    A new federally aided housing project opened Friday in the city’s rapidly developing Scenic Drive area. The Scenic Pointe project is a product of an entity called Midwest Housing, which invested more than $4 million collected from private donors. At a total development cost of $5

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    Campaign goal: $500,000

    United Way of Riley County, an organization that raises money and connects volunteers to nonprofit social service programs, revealed its fundraising goal for 2014 at a campaign kickoff Saturday. The new goal is $500,000. Leeann Smith Desper, United Way’s executive director, said it’s a smaller

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    Taco Bell gives grant to Boys & Girls Club

    Local teens from Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan received a $4,030 grant by the Taco Bell Foundation. The funds will support “Explore More”, a teen program intended to enable and inspire teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential by going on more

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    McCownGordon adds office in Manhattan

    In response to business growth and client demand, McCownGordon Construction of Kansas City, plans to open an office in Manhattan. “A core value of our company is the importance of lasting relationships with clients and partners such as architects, engineers and subcontractors,” said Ramin Cherafat,

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