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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 30, 2012

    Historic board approves plan for library addition

    Expansion plans for the Manhattan Public Library have been approved by the Manhattan Historic Resources Board. While the library is not designated as a historic building, it does reside within 500 feet of several historic buildings and districts. That means any building or landscape changes have

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2012

    New K-State partnerships looks to increase applicant diversity

    A new partnership with Texas Tech University will help Kansas State University increase diversity in applicant pools for open positions. The partnership — the first of its kind for Kansas State University — involves a database called The Registry, which is short for the National Registry of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 30, 2012

    Thefts reported from hotel parking lots

    Officials said they are investigating a series of thefts from pick-up trucks parked in hotel lots in Pottawatomie County, the most recent reported on Thursday. Lt. Josh Kyle said that incident occurred in the parking lot of Comfort Suites, 1020 Hostetler Drive, between Nov. 28 and 29. An

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | November 30, 2012

    False alarm at elementary school

    Riley County officers were called to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School after school hours on Thursday after it was reported that a male, who looked to be in his teens, appeared to be carrying a rifle on school grounds, though the object was later found to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 29, 2012

    Citizen intervenes in burglary

    A K-State student thwarted a would-be burglar Thursday after he reportedly witnessed the woman stealing a purse from the vehicle of a movie-goer in the lot of Seth Childs Cinema. It was between 4:30 and 5 p.m. when Cory Hendrickson, 23, told police that he saw a

  • Local |Education | November 29, 2012

    MHS early release is approved; completion of bond work is celebrated

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday accepted the continuation of senior early release. But the definition of who’s eligible for that release could change by the 2014-15 school year as board members left open the option of toughening the standards in the future. “I do

  • Local |Education | November 29, 2012

    MATC auto program gets $50,000 award

    Manhattan Technical College’s collision repair program has been awarded a $50,000 “makeover” from the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Rob Edleston, MATC president, announced receipt of the award Thursday. He said MATC will receive a $50,000 wish list of needed collision program tools, equipment, and supplies. “I

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 29, 2012

    Schoen to choose health insurance

    Riley County Law Board members voted Wednesday to authorize RCPD Director Brad Schoen to select a health insurance plan for the department. The special meeting was a continuation of November’s monthly board meeting, where the topic had previously been broached. The department is considering

  • Local | November 29, 2012

    Manhattan man joins suit over TVs

    Some Manhattan residents may be entitled to a rebate if they bought a television or computer with an LCD screen between 1999 and 2006. The reason isn’t because of a defect or a malfunction. It’s because of the price. Rex Getz, a Manhattan resident, is

  • Local | November 29, 2012

    Kansas citizens purchased $5.4 million in Powerball tickets

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Lottery is urging all players to check their Powerball tickets from last night’s drawing. Six tickets sold in Kansas for the record-breaking drawing are each worth $10,000 after matching four of the first five numbers, plus the Powerball, according to a press

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