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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    No go so far in Topeka

    The Kansas Legislature adjourned Friday until next Tuesday after a proposal from top Senate Republicans failed to win support in the House. House and Senate negotiators’ met Friday following the 109-5 House vote against a Senate proposal to lower the sales tax on groceries to 4.95

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    Ceremony for NBAF is Tuesday

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the central utilities plant at the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Faculty (NBAF) will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Gov. Sam Brownback will attend the event, as will Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Jerry Moran, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, K-State

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2013

    Student receives scholarship to study climate change

    Never give up on your dream – that’s the message from one Kansas State University student who is just starting to live hers. Heidi Ramzel, junior in physics and geography with a minor in chemistry, Bartlesville, Okla., is receiving a 2013 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | May 24, 2013

    Trial of KSU professor goes to jury

    Jurors began deliberations Friday morning in the rape trial of an assistant K-State professor following testimony from him Thursday in which he denied any criminal action. William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, is accused of raping a former friend in December 2007 while visiting the woman and her husband

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2013

    K-State health students receive outstanding leadership awards

    K-State’s Lafene Health Center presented its 2013 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards to Danica Pelzel, May 2013 graduate in dietetics and kinesiology, Larned, and Jordan Edmunds, junior in dietetics, Manhattan, for their volunteer service and leadership while participating in student organizations sponsored by Lafene. Pelzel received this

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    Court appointee has local connections

    The newest addition to what’s known as the nation’s second-highest court once played basketball in Manhattan High School’s north gym. Sri Srinavasan was a guard on the Lawrence High School team that blasted Manhattan High 60-38 on Jan. 3, 1984. On Thursday, the U.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Victim testifies at trial

    It was a 2012 photograph of her alleged rapist in a local magazine that inspired a now-27-year-old Manhattan woman to report more than four years after the fact that she had been raped by the former friend, the woman told jurors Wednesday. The image shows

  • Local |Traffic | May 23, 2013

    Bluemont work to begin soon

    The city of Manhattan will be working on several projects this summer that may affect your commute around town. The project that will impact most people is the median project on Bluemont from N. Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. This project is slated to begin

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    Watershed proposal to get hearing

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to schedule a public hearing on the Wildcat Creek watershed management plan. Their decision followed a public hearing at which commissioners questioned several aspects of the initial draft of the plan. Planning and special projects direction Monty Wedel focused

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    City pools appear ready for on-time first dips Saturday


    City employees have been working hard all week gearing up for the opening of pool season on Saturday, but not without a few hitches. “There is always trouble when the pools sit for nine months, said Kelly Cook, recreation supervisor. “Hopefully, they can fix all

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