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  • Local |Kansas State University | December 13, 2012

    K-State launches lecture series honoring 150th

    Turning 150 is worth talking about. That’s why Kansas State University is launching a new lecture series to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2013. The weekly Brown Bag Lecture Series will be offered in the spring and fall 2013 semesters. The lecture series will focus on historical university

  • Local | December 13, 2012

    MHS Principal McCarty to resign

    Manhattan High School principal Terry McCarty has resigned, effective at the end of the school year. McCarty told his intentions at a MHS faculty meeting Wednesday afternoon, indicating that he planned to pursue a doctorate degree in order to become a school superintendent. McCarty has

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2012

    Options debated to slow erosion along channel

    City commissioners and property owners whose property abuts the drainage channel between Dickens Avenue and Claflin Road agree the erosion created from the excess water is a major problem. But that is where agreement ends. Chad Johnson, senior project engineer for Olsson Associates, said at

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2012

    City backs KDOT’s plan for MPO votes

    City commissioners decided Tuesday to support a Kansas Department of Transportation proposal giving the city three votes on the new Metropolitan Planning Organization, while giving other area governments and KDOT itself the remaining six votes. They did so after commissioners Wynn Butler asked the other

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2012

    Views split on proposed bike lane in Aggieville

    A proposed bicycle lane at the Bluemont/North Manhattan intersection drew most of the attention during discussion of proposed improvements to Bluemont Avenue at Tuesday’s city commission work session. In a presentation on traffic flow changes envisioned for Bluemont between 11th and North Manhattan,

  • Local |Traffic | December 12, 2012

    Injury accident on College Avenue

    A woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon for minor injuries following a two-car accident at the intersection of College and Dickens avenues. Lt. Josh Kyle said Judith Sholes, 46, Chapman, was driving her gold Pontiac Grand Am northbound on College Avenue when she reportedly ran into the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2012

    Domestic disturbance reported

    Riley County officers arrested an Ogden man Tuesday following reports of a domestic disturbance at his former girlfriend’s southwest Manhattan residence. The 42-year-old woman reported that the man battered her, but Lt. Josh Kyle said that Cecil Beerbower, 50, has only been arrested for violation

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2012

    Officials miffed at contractor’s silence over masonry problems

    Pottawatomie County commissioners expressed disappointment Monday that the general contractor for the new justice center was not present to inform them about dismissal of one of its subcontractors. KBS Constructors dismissed its masonry subcontractor for breach of contract last week, primarily for missing critical deadlines

  • Local |Education | December 11, 2012

    Post to get new middle school

    A $35.2 million federal grant to USD 475 in Junction City will underwrite construction of a new middle school at Fort Riley. Members of the state’s congressional delegation announced the award Tuesday, the funds designed to fix a growing issue of over-crowding and lack of modern

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 11, 2012

    Invasive weed may be made tastier

    Like many ranchers, Bill Sproul experiences the rewards and challenges of ranching on Kansas’ tallgrass prairie. He considers sericea lespedeza the No. 1 long-term threat for ranchers like him. Sericea lespedeza is an invasive, noxious weed that infests approximately 600,000 acres of native tallgrass prairie in the

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