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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Area lawmakers respond to judicial amendment

    A bill and constitutional amendment that would give the governor more power in appointment of judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and justices to the Kansas Supreme Court moved to the House on Wednesday after the Senate overwhelmingly approved it. But area lawmakers wonder

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    New fire services director named

    French scott

    Scott French was named director of fire services for the city of Manhattan, the city announced today. He will begin work in his new position March 1, replacing Jerry Snyder who will retire effective Feb. 28. “I am extremely pleased to promote Deputy Chief of Operations Scott

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 31, 2013

    Impact of nurse’s loss broadened

    The county’s top finance officer told commissioners Thursday that the absence of a nurse qualified to handle sexual assault cases here costs the county more than $100 per incident, even if charges are not filed. Budget and finance officer Johnette Shepek’s presentation was a

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2013

    K-State adds car charging station

    Drivers of electric vehicles can plug in at Kansas State University. Parking services has installed an electric vehicle charging station in the university’s parking garage. The charging station is located immediately behind the parking services office near the west entrance of the parking garage

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2013

    After warm start to week, more cold weather, snow

    Following a brief thaw earlier in the week with record high temperatures, Manhattan froze over again Wednesday, with 3 inches of snow that caused several districts to call off school. The snowfall equated to 32 hundredths of an inch of much-needed moisture, said state climatologist Mary Knapp.

  • Local | January 30, 2013

    GTM to bring 650 jobs to city

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    Gov. Sam Brownback called innovation and job creation the keys to keeping Kansans in Kansas at the unveiling of the new sublimation center at GTM Sportswear here Tuesday. Brownback said more towns across Kansas need entrepreneurs such as Dave Dreiling, CEO and owner of GTM.

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 30, 2013

    Schulz named to NCAA Executive Committee

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, who has served on the NCAA Board of Directors since July, has been unanimously appointed to the NCAA Executive Committee, President Mark Emmert has announced. The Executive Committee is the highest governance body in the NCAA and is composed

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2013

    Ambassador Michael Oren calls Israel the United States’ ‘ultimate ally’

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    Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, told a Landon Lecture audience at Forum Hall Tuesday morning that Israel is this nation’s “ultimate ally.” Oren, an American-born Israeli historian and author, said he thought he knew about the relationship when he became

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 29, 2013

    No place to sit in new court facility

    “All rise!” That familiar courtroom phrase may have become unnecessary in Pottawatomie County since the contract for the new justice center doesn’t include seating for the two courtrooms. District Judge Jeff Elder discussed the issue Monday with county commissioners, who authorized the judge to

  • Local | January 29, 2013

    Residents argue for shorter detours

    Rural Westmoreland residents believe safety is worth added expense. About 10 residents appealed to Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday to take measures to avoid long detours when the Wilson Creek Bridge on Westmoreland Rd. is replaced this spring. Those options, however, would be expensive, and could boost

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