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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2013

    $15.8M project up for review

    City commissioners will be asked Tuesday to commit to a $16 million expansion project at the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal. The commitment, which will be sought at a special meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall, is in the form of a

  • Local | September 09, 2013

    Near-record heat affecting plant life, runners

    Manhattan has been experiencing near-record high temperatures in the last few weeks, which affects people who enjoy the outdoors or make their living there, such as runners and farmers. Temperatures broke 100 this weekend with a high of 101 on Sunday, an unseasonable temperature for September, according

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | September 09, 2013

    Paraguay’s new minister of agriculture has K-State ties

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    Manhattanites wouldn’t normally be interested in a new cabinet officer in Paraguay. But at least one local family is keyed up about the naming of K-State alum Jorge Gattini as that nation’s minister of agriculture. Gattini, who in 1998 earned a master’s degree

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2013

    Flint Hills Regional Council gets temporary digs

    County commissioners Monday authorized the Flint Hills Regional Council to temporarily use a county facility while a flooding problem at its former site is repaired. The council sought temporary use of space at the Riley County Health Department because of a broken pipe at its

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 09, 2013

    Burglary results in loss of shotgun, electronics

    RCPD responded to a burglary September 7 in the 2100 block of Patricia Place where a Manhattan man lost a variety of personal items. The victim, Collin Wood, 20, of the same address, reported that someone took his shotgun, ammunition, cash, electronics and an identification card. belonging to

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 09, 2013

    K-State researchers pull record $151.3M in funds

    Researchers at Kansas State University pulled more than $151 million into the state through funding on research encompassing all areas of faculty strength — plant and animal health, cybersecurity, cancer and more — setting a funding record. Between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, the university submitted more than 1,300 proposals. They

  • Local |Business | September 09, 2013

    Speedy PD race raises $31,000 for Parkinson’s fund

    A race for Parkinson’s disease last month raised $31,000 for the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson’s Fund. The Speedy PD 5K/10K Race was at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan on Aug. 24. UMB Bank was themajor sponsor for the event The event raised more than $31,000

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2013

    KSU saxophonist, who is blind, marches in first halftime show


    On Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, K-State saxophone player Charlie Wilks got ready to play in front of a crowd of 53,073 people he couldn’t see. Wilks, a freshman majoring in music education, became blind by the age of 6, the result of a brain

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | September 08, 2013

    Announcers find Snyder’s revolving QBs a challenge

    Announcer Adam Alexander and color analyst Chris Simms faced an unexpected challenge Saturday night in their description of Kansas State’s 48-27 victory over Louisiana. The challenge involved figuring out explaining Bill Snyder’s revolving use of quarterbacks Jake Waters and Daniel Sams. Among TV

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2013

    6 past ag secretaries to give Landon Lecture

    This fall’s first Landon Lecture will feature not just one but six people — a panel of former United States secretaries of agriculture. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at McCain Auditorium and will take the form of a question-and-answer session. Panelists

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