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  • Local |Business | April 10, 2014

    Tribute band to bring Beatles’ hits to Wareham Opera House

    Wareham Opera House is preparing for a British invasion. The Fab Four will make an appearance in the Little Apple Friday night when “Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute” comes to the Wareham stage. The group performs Beatles classics from all of the band’s eras, from

  • Local |Traffic | April 10, 2014

    Improvement projects to begin Monday at two major intersections

    Construction at two major city intersections will start Monday. Additional turn lanes will be constructed at the intersection of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and McCall Road, and at the intersection of U.S. 24 and East Poyntz Avenue. Through traffic will be reduced to one lane at

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 10, 2014

    County extends deal to provide health services

    The Riley County Commission Thursday approved a measure to extend the partnership between the Riley County Health Department and the Konza Prairie Community Health and Dental Center. Konza has had a satellite dental center within the Riley County Health Department since 2007. The extended partnership allows

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | April 10, 2014

    Variety of cultural events on tap at K-State

    The remainder of April brings lots of cultural events to the Kansas State University campus. The following events, sponsored by the university’s McCain Performance Series, Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will take place on campus.

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 09, 2014

    Commission supports hiring consultant for parks overhaul

    City commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board support hiring a consultant to develop the department’s strategic plan as a guide for a future bond issue project. No action was taken at the work session Tuesday, but officials provided their thoughts on the

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 09, 2014

    Plan for stage, offices adds nearly $1 million

    City commissioners now have a plan to maintain the current aspects of City Auditorium (also known as Peace Memorial Auditorium) for consideration. Officials from Bruce McMillan Architects presented this information Tuesday during a work session between city commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 09, 2014

    Funk calls new center ‘critical resource’


    As sexual assault and harassment increasingly becomes a topic of discussion within the military, Fort Riley has taken measures to fully address the issue. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, on Wednesday was given a tour of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 09, 2014

    Physician sentenced to five years in prison

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    Manhattan physician Michael Schuster was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for unlawfully prescribing drugs. Schuster, 54, in January pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Schuster’

  • Local |Education | April 09, 2014

    Bill would give USD 383 $41,000

    The Kansas Department of Education has released projections for money schools could get if legislation passed last weekend becomes law. According to the KSDE’s projections, the Manhattan-Ogden school district would receive $41,000 in new money for its general fund as part of the state’s

  • Local |Education | April 09, 2014

    District ends testing following months of technical problems

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district has stopped state testing after two months of technological issues. Children in grades 3 through 11 were taking the Kansas Transitional State Assessments in reading, math and science. The assessments were an online pilot testing program administered through the Center for Educational Testing &

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