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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 11, 2013

    Questions remain about when, if NBAF money will come

    Now that President Barack Obama has included $714 million for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in his proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, the question is how likely that money is to be available, and when. The facility is slated to replace Plum Island Animal Disease

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 11, 2013

    Prosecutors allege shooter targeted 2 male neighbors

    New details emerged Wednesday in Sunday’s deadly shooting at a Manhattan apartment complex, including allegations that the suspected gunman may have been targeting his two male neighbors. Matthew Wilson, 43, made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday in front of District Judge

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 11, 2013

    Loupe retires as parks boss

    Curt Loupe, the director of Manhattan’s parks and recreation department, has resigned, the city announced in a news release Thursday. The move follows Loupe’s leave of absence during the last month. City manager Ron Fehr confirmed the leave to the Mercury in March,

  • Local |Arts, Leisure | April 11, 2013

    Illustrator of new Johnny Kaw book to visit

    Johnny kaw.phatch

    The illustrator of “Johnny Kaw, A Tall Tale” will be in town Saturday to promote a new children’s-book version of a legend that originated in Manhattan. Brad Sneed of Prairie Village will be at Manhattan Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday. He said he

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 11, 2013

    County pledges $2,000 to health group initiative

    The Riley County Commission decided Thursday to pledge $2,000 to an initiative to promote health, putting supporters of the project close to their fund-raising goal. Commissioners did so after Manhattan Community Foundation CEO Vern Henricks updated them on funds collected to date in support of obtaining

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 10, 2013

    Vote on union expansion begins


    K-State students began voting Wednesday on a proposed $25 million renovation and expansion plan for the K-State Student Union. The proposal calls for new southwest and east entrances, a central elevator serving all floors, expanded study and hang-out areas, and improved meeting, retail, dining and recreation

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 10, 2013

    NBAF funds in federal budget

    President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget includes $714 million in federal funding for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The biosafety level 4 facility is slated to be built in Manhattan, replacing Plum Island Animal Disease Center as the nation’s lead

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 10, 2013

    Re-start a threat to Ike memorial

    A bill that proposes starting from scratch on the nearly 14-year development of a monument to President Dwight D. Eisenhower would effectively end efforts for memorialization, the head of the memorial commission said Wednesday. Conflicts over the size, concept and design of the planned memorial

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 10, 2013

    Journalism school here gets new director

    A German native who has administered a journalism program in Georgia for seven years will be the next director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. Birgit Wassmuth will start her new job in June. Wassmuth comes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 10, 2013

    Fatality still under investigation

    A Manhattan man died Sunday in an early morning accident in Butler County after his vehicle overturned. James Ponce, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle rolled multiple times and landed on its top on Highway 77, about 10 miles north of El Dorado. Officials

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