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  • Local | January 21, 2013

    Service day draws 300 locally

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an estimated 300 residents participated in the nationwide Day of Service here Monday. Locally, it is the 10th anniversary of HandsOn Kansas State organizing the community for volunteer work on behalf of the civil rights leader. Volunteers went

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 21, 2013

    Vet, water meter deals on city agenda

    City commissioners will consider issues related to a veterinary medicine contract and water meters during a special meeting Tuesday. The veterinary medicine issue relates to a proposed modification to a lease agreement with the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The college’s Veterinary

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | January 21, 2013

    Water ruling upheld

    The Kansas Court of Appeals has affirmed a Riley County District Court ruling that the City of Manhattan does not have to provide USD 383 with free water as part of an arrangement that goes back to the late nineteenth century. The affirmation was decided by

  • Local | January 20, 2013

    How we deal with life on the streets

    Nobody knows precisely how many homeless people live in Manhattan. Nor does anyone have a strong handle on the extent to which their homelessness is inflicted by external circumstances – illness, abandonment or economic crisis – or by bad personal choices – drugs, alcohol or immoderate lifestyles. Solutions

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    School board field climbs to four with two filings

    Two more candidates filed Friday for the USD 383 Board of Education, ensuring that voters in April will have at least as many candidates to choose from as there are positions to fill. Pat Hudgins and Aaron Estabrook both submitted papers in advance of Tuesday’s

  • Local | January 20, 2013

    Complacency, distrust seen as stumbling blocks to economic development

    OVERLAND PARK — An outsider’s diagnosis of current challenges with economic development in our area boiled down to two things: complacency and a lack of trust. Atlanta-based consultant Jonathan Sangster was the featured speaker at the annual retreat of the Manhattan, Junction City and Wamego

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 20, 2013

    Man charged with battery

    A Manhattan man was arrested Saturday on various charges stemming from an incident early that morning. Authorities identified the man in custody as Anthony J. Murphy, 47, of 212 S. 5th St. He was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated robbery , intimidation of a victim and battery. They

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    FHCS scholar bowl team goes undefeated

    The Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) varsity high school scholar bowl team finished its season Jan. 12 at the annual meet at Council Grove going undefeated and taking home first place. The team had several close rounds against the other 15 teams, but managed to get through

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Local man among top first-year teachers

    Jesse Peters, 8th grade social studies teacher at Anthony Middle School, was named one of 32 Kansas Horizon Award Winners. The program recognizes exemplary first-year educators statewide. The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Awards are sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Cable

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2013

    Most in-state grads get job within year

    The Kansas Board of Regents released data Thursday on post-graduation employment in Kansas for graduates between 2007 and 2009.  Utilizing graduation data from the Kansas Board of Regents and employment data from the Kansas Department of Labor, the analysis shows nearly 74% of Kansas residents who graduated

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