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  • Local |Education | July 10, 2016

    Wade, set to take office as USD 383 super, hopes to build on success

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    Having waited almost six months since he was hired as the new Manhattan-Ogden school district superintendent, Marvin Wade didn’t waste any time to getting to work in his new position. Wade, 58, left his old position as superintendent for Mashalltown Public Schools in Iowa on

  • Local |Business | July 10, 2016

    Capstone3D hires development director

    Capstone3D hired Mike Smith as its new director of business development. Previously the vice president for development at the KSU Foundation for 15 years, Smith comes to Capstone3D after serving more recently as the president of the University of Rhode Island Foundation. In his

  • Local |Business | July 10, 2016

    Rural flooring company builds from ground the up

    Let’s go to Kauffman Stadium, home of the defending world champion Kansas City Royals. Note how the concourse floor is smooth, clean, and beautiful. That’s because this floor was coated with a special treatment, produced by a company with ties to rural Kansas.

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | July 08, 2016

    Why is the city treating some business owners like criminals?

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    Q: Why have Aggieville and downtown business owners been charged with misdemeanor crimes for being late on paying business improvement district fees? A: It’s considered a cost of doing business by the city. Businesses within the Aggieville and downtown business improvement districts pay fees

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2016

    Willie’s closes Manhattan location after 14 years

    Willie’s Sports Bar and Grill closed its only Manhattan restaurant recently at 307 S. Seth Child Road. The sports bar was a longtime tenant at the Town West strip center. Tim Schultz of Schultz Real Estate and Development, which managed the building where Willie’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 08, 2016

    Soldier reported missing found dead

    A Fort Riley soldier reported missing last month was found dead July 1 on the military post. Army officials identified the soldier as Spc. Oscar Delgado, 26, and said his body was found in his vehicle on an unimproved road that provided access to a training area

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 08, 2016

    K-State program helps 4 state startups grow their business

    Four Kansas-based startups recently received a five-week crash course in how to grow their business from the ground up through the Kansas State University Launch a Business, or LAB, program. The program, which was sponsored by KS State Bank and the College of Business Administration’

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2016

    Fair to feature pedal tractor pull, pork burgers, pie contest and more

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    The 2016 Riley County Fair will be July 21-25 at CiCo Park in Manhattan. The annual fair parade, which marks the official start to the fair, will be at 6 p.m.  July 21. This year’s parade will travel down Poyntz Avenue from Manhattan Town Center

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2016

    County leaders take pay hike pass

    Riley County commissioners said Thursday they will keep their salaries flat for 2017 to help with budgeting. The three commissioners won’t receive their 3.07 percent step increase or a 0.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which keeps their combined salaries with benefits at $185,552. The step and COLA increase

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2016

    Board hikes tax power for budget flexibility

    The Manhattan-Ogden School Board approved a measure that could give the district the authority to increase property taxes, but board members said they are hesitant to use it. The resolution approved Wednesday gives the board the authority to levy a maximum of about $825,000 in new

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