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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 01, 2013

    150th anniversary connects past, present and future

    Kansas State University’s 150th anniversary celebration, which kicks off in February 2013, isn’t just about honoring the university’s past. Current students are being encouraged to take part in planning and celebrating the sesquicentennial. Grant Hill, a senior in accounting and student body vice

  • Local | February 01, 2013

    Breadbasket to benefit from game-linked donations

    It may be Super Bowl weekend in most places, but among the charitable in Manhattan it’s Souper Bowl weekend. It’s a weekend when individuals are asked to donate cans of soup at grocery stores, or bring them to their local churches or schools

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2013

    School briefly evacuated over bomb threat

    March.phatch

    A bomb threat caused an evacuation of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School this morning. A student told a staff member that another student told him that he had placed a pipe bomb inside the school. School officials called the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 01, 2013

    Film on Oprah network documents GI’s recovery

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    From one Manhattan to another, Chad Ostrom, a Kansas native and now a film director and executive producer for TBG Studios in New York, has produced a show called “In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod.” It will air as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Emmy-winning

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Area lawmakers respond to judicial amendment

    A bill and constitutional amendment that would give the governor more power in appointment of judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and justices to the Kansas Supreme Court moved to the House on Wednesday after the Senate overwhelmingly approved it. But area lawmakers wonder

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    New fire services director named

    French scott

    Scott French was named director of fire services for the city of Manhattan, the city announced today. He will begin work in his new position March 1, replacing Jerry Snyder who will retire effective Feb. 28. “I am extremely pleased to promote Deputy Chief of Operations Scott

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Impact of nurse’s loss broadened

    The county’s top finance officer told commissioners Thursday that the absence of a nurse qualified to handle sexual assault cases here costs the county more than $100 per incident, even if charges are not filed. Budget and finance officer Johnette Shepek’s presentation was a

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2013

    K-State adds car charging station

    Drivers of electric vehicles can plug in at Kansas State University. Parking services has installed an electric vehicle charging station in the university’s parking garage. The charging station is located immediately behind the parking services office near the west entrance of the parking garage

  • 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.

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