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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Mandela inspires woman after her daughter’s death


    Love can go a long way. Linda Biehl spoke Wednesday about how lessons from her daughter and from Nelson Mandela helped her forgive her daughter’s killers. Her daughter, Amy Biehl, was killed by a mob in an act of political violence in South Africa

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 06, 2014

    City looks at stage project

    Comfort, ease of use and cost topped the discussion Wednesday night about stage renovations at City Hall’s Peace Memorial Auditorium. Architect Bruce McMillan brought in a theater expert to assess the theater systems, lighting, stage rigging, drapery and audio-visual systems per a request by

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 06, 2014

    County considers daycare fee increase

    Local daycare providers might be paying more to operate legally after a discussion at Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. Breva Spencer, Riley County Child Care licensing surveyor, said Riley County’s licensing fees are much lower than those in the surrounding areas, including Pottawatomie

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in November

    Sales were up in November for Manhattan. The city received $900,991 in January from sales taxes collected at the end of the year, according to a report. That amount is up from $887,865 in sales tax receipts for the same month a year ago, an increase of $13,126

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 06, 2014

    Witnesses testify in armed robbery trial after 2 days of weather delays

    The jury trial for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery resumed today after two days of weather-related delay. Levertis L. Horne, 22, is on trial in Riley County court for a second time after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. He faces two

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Graduate students to present research

    Fifteen Kansas State University graduate students will present their Kansas-related research at two research forums next week: Master’s Research Day on Wednesday and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Thursday. Both events are on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol Building in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    KSU campus police officers nabbing more drunken drivers

    The number of pedestrians and bicycles on and around the Kansas State University campus make enforcement of traffic safety laws a priority. That’s why the campus police department has been on the lookout for drunken drivers. So far in 2014, the department has arrested 15 drunk

  • Local | February 05, 2014

    Snowfall second-highest one-day February total


    Tuesday’s storm dropped 11.2 inches of snow on Manhattan, the second-highest February snowfall in one day for the city. The record for snowfall in one day for February was set at 18 inches on Feb. 27, 1900. State climatologist Mary Knapp said that a total of 13 inches of

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics |Agriculture | February 05, 2014

    Farm bill passes after 3 years of talks

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping overhaul of federal farm and nutrition policies after almost four years of negotiations, sending a five-year farm bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate voted 68 to 32 to approve the $956.4 billion agreement, which Obama

  • Local | February 05, 2014

    3 snowplows, other vehicles wrecked


    Tuesday’s winter storm has had plowers working hard to clear the Manhattan area’s 13 inches of snow. Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said northeast Kansas had a total of three accidents involving snow plowing vehicles during the storm. One of them happened

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