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  • 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

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    New member joins K-State legal team

    Maureen Redeker, an attorney with experience in higher education law, has joined the Kansas State University legal team as an assistant general counsel. Redeker will provide legal advice to university administration, faculty, staff and student leaders on the diverse range of legal issues facing higher

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2013

    Pair pleads guilty to arson

    The duo accused of setting a deadly apartment fire in February pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Scahill, 20, Manhattan, and Virginia Griese, 19, Manhattan, both pleaded guilty to one count of arson resulting in death for setting fire to the Lee

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2013

    Matta takes reins as new city commissioners officially begin terms

    New mayor.phatch

    New Mayor John Matta Tuesday came to terms with one city initiative he had previously criticized, while offering up a second initiative borrowed from an unsuccessful candidate in the recent election. Matta, who ascended to the mayoral chair during a re-organization that also saw Karen

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 17, 2013

    Former Fort Riley officer writes of sex abuse

    Robert d. shadley.phatch

    A new self-published book by a former high-level officer at Fort Riley delves into a touchy subject both in the military and society in general: sexual abuse. The book, titled “The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal,” details the unraveling of a military power and

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2013

    Farmers’ market to move

    The new City Commission unanimously approved an amended renewal of the Downtown Farmers’ Market contract Tuesday night. Downtown Farmers’ Market, Inc. renews its contract each year, allowing it to use a parking lot downtown on Saturdays from April to October. On that site, which for

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