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  • Local |Education | January 30, 2013

    After warm start to week, more cold weather, snow

    Following a brief thaw earlier in the week with record high temperatures, Manhattan froze over again Wednesday, with 3 inches of snow that caused several districts to call off school. The snowfall equated to 32 hundredths of an inch of much-needed moisture, said state climatologist Mary Knapp.

  • Local | January 30, 2013

    GTM to bring 650 jobs to city

    Gov.phatch

    Gov. Sam Brownback called innovation and job creation the keys to keeping Kansans in Kansas at the unveiling of the new sublimation center at GTM Sportswear here Tuesday. Brownback said more towns across Kansas need entrepreneurs such as Dave Dreiling, CEO and owner of GTM.

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 30, 2013

    Schulz named to NCAA Executive Committee

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, who has served on the NCAA Board of Directors since July, has been unanimously appointed to the NCAA Executive Committee, President Mark Emmert has announced. The Executive Committee is the highest governance body in the NCAA and is composed

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2013

    Ambassador Michael Oren calls Israel the United States’ ‘ultimate ally’

    Landon 1.phatch

    Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, told a Landon Lecture audience at Forum Hall Tuesday morning that Israel is this nation’s “ultimate ally.” Oren, an American-born Israeli historian and author, said he thought he knew about the relationship when he became

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 29, 2013

    No place to sit in new court facility

    “All rise!” That familiar courtroom phrase may have become unnecessary in Pottawatomie County since the contract for the new justice center doesn’t include seating for the two courtrooms. District Judge Jeff Elder discussed the issue Monday with county commissioners, who authorized the judge to

  • Local | January 29, 2013

    Residents argue for shorter detours

    Rural Westmoreland residents believe safety is worth added expense. About 10 residents appealed to Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday to take measures to avoid long detours when the Wilson Creek Bridge on Westmoreland Rd. is replaced this spring. Those options, however, would be expensive, and could boost

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 29, 2013

    Officials want more information-sharing

    Area officials were inspired to further discussions and to increase information-sharing during the monthly intergovernmental luncheon on Monday. “This organization needs to be used more for regional growth and regional planning,” said Mayor Loren Pepperd. “It’s got to communicate more on what each individual

  • Local | January 29, 2013

    Record high temp recorded Monday

    Monday’s high temperature was a balmy 75 degrees - a new record in Manhattan for the day and for the month. According to information from the K-State Weather Data Library, the previous record high was 70 degrees in 1911. The previous record high for the month was 74

  • Local |Education | January 29, 2013

    Smoke sets off alarm at school

    Bergman Elementary students were evacuated Tuesday morning when smoke from a burnt-out HVAC unit motor set off the alarm, said Principal Lori Martin. A problem with the motor caused the school’s library to fill with smoke and set off the fire alarm, but there

  • Local | January 29, 2013

    Bike Across Kansas announces route

    Registration is now open for the 2013 Biking Across Kansas (BAK) bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. The 39th year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history-a 507-mile ride across the State- begins on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating

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