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  • Local | June 12, 2013

    From the farm to a seat at the table


    When Tracy Britt arrived in Omaha, Neb., in 2009 to meet with Warren Buffett, she brought a Harvard M.B.A., a glittering resume and a boatload of ambition. But she also brought the famed investor a gift to highlight their shared Midwestern roots: a bushel

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 12, 2013

    Commission to review Chamber’s fieldhouse gift

    Two city commissioners are not happy with a decision by the Convention and Visitors Bureau to give the Fieldhouse Project $25,000 to perform a feasibility study for a sports complex. As a result, commissioners agreed during Tuesday’s work session to review the city’s arrangement

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 12, 2013

    Manhattan man seeks KSRA president’s resignation after ‘aggressive’ comments

    A local man recently elected to the Manhattan-Ogden school board has asked the president of the Kansas State Rifle Association to resign following publication of his address and comments he said he viewed as aggressive on a Facebook page. Aaron Estabrook, who was elected to

  • Local | June 12, 2013

    KDOT promotes heat stroke awareness in vehicles

    Officials of the Kansas Department of Transportation have issued a reminder about the dangers associated with leaving children in vehicles when the temperature climbs during the summer. Officials said a program called Safe Kids Kansas is working to increase awareness and urge caregivers to never

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 12, 2013

    Vehicle fire reported

    The Manhattan Fire Department received a report at 2:19 a.m. Sunday of a vehicle fire at 1117 N. 11th St. Deputy Chief Ryan Almes said the fire originated around the rear axle under the car. He said the car was leaking fuel and the fire spread

  • Local | June 11, 2013

    Miss Kansas a former MHS student

    Theresa Vail, a senior at K-State, is Miss Kansas 2013. She won the pageant Saturday, earning the right to compete in Pratt at the Miss America Pageant in September. Vail represented Leavenworth County in the pageant, but she listed her hometown as Manhattan. She attended Manhattan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 11, 2013

    Jury selection set for murder case

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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2013

    Pottawatomie County Commission approves bridge repair contract

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed Monday to contract with a California firm to determine the load capacity of a new county bridge damaged by fire late last year. And the high-tech testing will cost only $5,000––a fraction of the original estimate of $25,000 to $30,000––since the company

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 11, 2013

    2013-14 Coffman chair known for classroom simulations

    Transferring information to students in the traditional classroom setting isn’t enough for Kansas State University’s newest Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars. John Fliter, 2013-2014 Coffman chair and associate professor of political science, strives to make sure students understand and are able to

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 11, 2013

    Pottawatomie County fire districts consolidated


    Seven of the 12 fire districts under Pottawatomie County jurisdiction were consolidated into a single district Monday, following a public hearing before the county commission. Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing Consolidated Fire District No. 1, which brings seven districts comprising 47 percent of the county’s land mass

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