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  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    Area’s relative growth brings an uptick in demand for rooms


    Manhattan has not only grown as a community, but it is also growing in tourism and attractions. That means more hotel space, too. Karen Hibbard, vice president of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the growth is a rarity in the state and across

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2013

    KSU classified workers to vote on change from state employment

    Kansas State’s classified employees are considering moving from state employment to university employment due to a lack of recent pay increases and hiring flexibility. Classified employees’ pay raises are reliant upon state legislators’ approval under current civil service designation. If employees vote this fall

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    New hotel to include retail, plus rooftop meeting space

    Hotel project sign 2.phatch

    A new hotel planned for the corner of Manhattan and Bluemont avenues will include retail space, a rooftop meeting area and its own parking. Excel Group, LLC, purchased the property on the northeast corner, which consisted mostly of single-family homes that had been converted into

  • Local | May 01, 2013

    35 compete for ‘Biggest Loser’ status

    A local fitness center recently wrapped up its first Biggest Loser competition with 35 individuals on seven teams showing big results. The goal of the competition, which took place at Maximum Performance, was to improve competitors’ overall body composition — not just shed a few pounds. “You

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 01, 2013

    Man cited for lewd and lascivious behavior

    A Junction City man was ticketed for allegedly touching himself outside of the Manhattan Public Library Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported by a 22-year-old woman who told police that Josiah Darby, 27, had been sitting on a park bench outside the library when she noticed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2013

    Pain doc waives right to hearing

    The Manhattan physician accused of running a pill mill at his local clinic waived his right to a preliminary hearing in federal court Tuesday and will remain in custody pending a detention hearing rescheduled for May. Michael Schuster, 53, who operates Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport

  • Local |Education | April 30, 2013

    Board to consider upping price of parking permits at high school

    The USD 383 school board will vote on the Manhattan High parking permit cost during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. At the April 17 board meeting, board member Pete Paukstelis advocated raising the price of an MHS parking permit from the administration-recommended $50

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | April 30, 2013

    MHS scrambles to reschedule sports events after bad weather


    The wet, unpredictable spring weather has led to the reshuffling of many sports contests for Manhattan High and the other Kansas schools. MHS athletic director Mike Marsh said 18 to 20 sports events have been rescheduled so far this spring with only one game - a girls

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 30, 2013

    Commission approves road upgrade

    With brisk residential development increasing traffic flow, Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday gave tentative approval to upgrading Green Valley Road in the southwest portion of the county. Commissioners authorized Leu Lowrey, public works director, to proceed with a design contract for the roadway improvements north of

  • Local |Education | April 30, 2013

    2 local schools go under lockout

    Bergman Elementary and Anthony Middle School executed a lockout this morning, after police notified school officials that they had reports of a subject brandishing a firearm at a victim in the proximity of the schools. The report came in to the Riley County Police Department

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