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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 23, 2013

    Library project tax hit an issue at final OK

    City commissioners approved all items on Tuesday’s agenda, but not without discussion. The most contentious debate dealt with an item on the meeting’s consent agenda, which is usually reserved for the least controversial items. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Richard

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 23, 2013

    Eisenhower library, K-State partner up

    Kansas State University and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum have signed a partnership to strengthen research opportunities between the two institutions. The agreement was signed Tuesday by U.S. Archivist David Ferriero and Kansas State President Kirk Schulz. Elements include student internships, academic conferences,

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | January 23, 2013

    Fort Riley breaks ground on new middle school

    USD 475 Fort Riley broke ground on a new middle school Tuesday that officials hope will alleviate some of the overcrowding problems in the district’s classrooms. Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie, Fort Riley’s senior commander, along with district officials and students all participated in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 23, 2013

    The future of batteries

    A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team have published two recent articles on newer, cheaper and faster

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

    Impersonation of a doctor reported

    Police are investigating reports of an impersonation of a doctor at Candlewood Pharmacy in Manhattan. Officer Matt Droge said an unknown person called the pharmacy, 3254 Kimball Ave., pretending to be a doctor from Sabetha Family Practice in Sabetha. Sabetha is a city in northeast Kansas.

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

    Assault on officer during game

    A Goddard man was arrested outside of Bramlage Coliseum during the KU vs. K-State basketball game Tuesday after allegedly becoming belligerent when officers approached him about scalping tickets. Caleb Schmidt, 33, was arrested for assault of a law enforcement officer, criminal trespass and obstruction of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | January 23, 2013

    Suspicious activity reportedly directed at student

    The principal of Anthony Middle School is warning parents of suspicious activity in the northwest part of town after a young girl was offered a ride by an unknown male after she got off of the bus. Vickie Kline said the only description they have

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2013

    Friends camp out at Bramlage to keep the seats they’ve had for 5 years

    Behind every good team should be a dedicated fan base. That base should include members willing to stand outside for hours when the wind chill is in the single digits. With the expected packed house for Tuesday’s basketball game between No. 11 K-State and No. 3

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 22, 2013

    No city filings as deadline passes

    From a Manhattan perspective, at least, the filing deadline passed quietly today. With expiration of the noon deadline to file to run in April’s local elections, there were no new filings for either the Manhattan City Commission or USD 383 Board of Education.  The

  • Local |Education | January 22, 2013

    Board to look at new turf plan

    Bishop Stadium could have an artificial turf field next school year if the USD 383 school board agrees to an altered donation plan at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Representatives of the Manhattan High Booster Club first brought the idea of a fund-raising campaign to

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