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  • Local | March 29, 2013

    New photo exhibit to feature images of tallgrass prairie


    Starting Monday, visitors to the Discovery Center can see photos of landscapes and wildlife indigenous to the area taken by a renowned photographer. The exhibit, called “Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs with Jim Brandenburg,” begins Monday and continues through May 26 at the Flint Hills Discovery

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 29, 2013

    Local man pleads guilty to embezzling half a million dollars

    A Manhattan accountant has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000 from the commercial construction company where he worked. Larry D. Lord, 63, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. In his plea, Lord admitted the crimes

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 29, 2013

    Date set in social services lawsuit

    A hearing is set for May 15 in the civil lawsuit against the Manhattan city government brought by supporters of a 2012 initiative to fund social services agencies. The lawsuit came about after the City Commission last year decided to reduce funding to certain local social services

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 29, 2013

    Man suing city over water meter accident

    A Manhattan man is suing the city government over an injury he claims was a result of negligence on the part of city workers. Benjamin Jones Jr. filed a petition in Riley County District Court claiming city workers did not properly screw down the cover

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 29, 2013

    Airport land dispute awaits trial date

    A pending civil case involving the city’s acquisition of land near Manhattan Regional Airport awaits a trial date. The Manhattan city government filed a petition against Feather Field Farms LLC and the Riley County Commission last April stating its intent to acquire the property — 87.43

  • Local |Traffic | March 29, 2013

    Changes to K-18 to begin in April

    The westbound portion of K-18 from 56th Avenue to just west of K-113/Seth Child Road will be reduced to one lane April 8 and April 9 for the installation of traffic control items, according to a press release from the Kansas Department of Transportation. In addition,

  • Local |Education | March 28, 2013

    Dust-up over changes to teacher plan time

    Comments from a representative of the USD 383 teachers’ union prompted several school board members to defend the process by which a decision was arrived at on changes to teacher collaboration time Wednesday. Lisa Heller, the National Education Association Manhattan-Ogden chapter president, addressed board members about

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 28, 2013

    Group responds to Sherow message

    Officials of Our Manhattan, a local political advocacy group, said Thursday that their group had nothing to do with a recent confrontation between City Commissioner Jim Sherow and an unnamed local citizen. Rob Friesen, treasurer for Our Manhattan, issued a statement saying that the group

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 28, 2013

    Center gets one year on its lease

    The Riley County Commission decided Thursday to extend the K-State Child Development Center’s lease for a year and re-evaluate the center’s status after 2013. The decision came after county counselor Clancy Holeman brought a draft lease agreement to the commission Thursday. Commissioners asked officials

  • Local | March 28, 2013

    Funeral for 6-month-old boy held this morning

    Family members and friends gathered in Manhattan Thursday morning for the funeral of Dominick Lubrano, the 6-month-old baby who officials believe died of abuse earlier this month. The service was held at First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue at 10:30 a.m. The boy was

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