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  • Local |Education | March 28, 2013

    Board to set aside funds for Bergman’s roof

    The USD 383 school board took a look at capital outlay plans for the 2013-14 school year Wednesday. District officials said components may yet be added to that plan, so it’s too early to determine what the capital outlay mill levy will be. But some

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 28, 2013

    Human rights group endorses Nuss, Hogan

    The Flint Hills Human Rights Project has endorsed Debbie Nuss and Daniel Hogan in Tuesday’s city commission election. The group, a private, not-profit organization, “serves as a resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and questioning” people in the region, according to

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

    Assault with firearm reported

    Riley County detectives are investigating a report of a person flashing a gun during an argument Wednesday. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Toby Arganbright, 36, Manhattan, reported that an acquaintance confronted him at about 4:15 p.m. in a parking lot outside of an apartment complex at 2101 Sloan

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2013

    Some candidates show spotty attendance at polls

    The candidates in next Tuesday’s city/school elections are seeking your vote. But several have spotty records when it’s time for them to go to the polls. Of the 11 candidates whose names will appear on next week’s ballot, only two can claim

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2013

    Tower expected to remain open into the fall

    The city is expected to keep its air traffic control tower operating through September, although commissioners Tuesday put off a final decision on how to do that until the April 2 commission meeting. Discussion of what to do with the air traffic control tower was added

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2013

    Commission finalizes funding for library

    City commissioners finalized funding for the proposed $2.125 million expansion of the library Tuesday night on the same 3-2 vote by which it was initially approved earlier this month. Commissioners Wynn Butler and John Matta opposed the expansion agreement, which contained two modifications from the plan

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | March 27, 2013

    K-State student’s brand of art examines consumerism, luxury

    Hunter 1.phatch

    At first glance, Hunter Scott’s art is a lot to take in. Scott, a non-degree-seeking graduate student at Kansas State University, creates self-portraits that use intense colors and often borrow from different art styles, such as baroque, but they also feature hundreds of pop-culture

  • Local | March 27, 2013

    January purchases down

    Sales activity in the city declined during January, according to data released Wednesday. The city reported its March sales tax receipts at $874,400, down about $18,000 from the same month a year ago. March figures represent purchases made during January. It was the second consecutive month of

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2013

    K-State athletic training students honored

    The Kansas Athletic Training Society is recognizing several students in Kansas State University’s athletic training program for outstanding academic achievement. Four students are earning the society’s All-Academic Honors, four students are earning second team All-Academic Honors and 10 students are earning honorable mention. Honorees

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 27, 2013

    Status hearing set for Ogden man

    Another status hearing was set for the Ogden man accused of killing a 6-month-old baby in Riley Court District Court Tuesday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm via video communication from the Riley County Jail, with his lawyer, Larry McRell,

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