Friday, November 27, 2015

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  • Local |Business | November 13, 2015

    Sink, Gordon promotes two

    Sink, Gordon and Associates, LLP, Public Accountants promoted two of its employees. Justin R. Minchow, CPA has been promoted to senior manager. Minchow joined the firm in 2011 and specializes in financial institutions and in corporate, partnership and individual taxation. He is a graduate of Colby

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2015

    Principal mulling powder puff huff

    The future of powder puff cheerleaders at Manhattan High School is uncertain after the school’s principal recently banned the activity. Students have started an online petition to keep the MHS homecoming tradition in which male students dress as female cheerleaders, and a parent criticized

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | November 13, 2015

    Why are the street lines in Manhattan so hard to see?


    Q: Why are the street lines in Manhattan hard to see? It can be dangerous in some places, especially at night. A: Have you visited an eye doctor lately, just to make sure you’re even taking the right road to work? Just kidding. Actually,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 13, 2015

    Lawmakers: Help needed to repeal tax cap law

    State lawmakers Thursday told Riley County commissioners the most effective way to pursue a repeal of the current property tax lid is to get their constituents to put pressure on the Legislature. “Unless my colleagues are being persuaded by folks back home, I don’t

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 13, 2015

    KSU awards students $20K for business ideas

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 14 students and six different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money. The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in

  • Local |Kansas State University |Holidays | November 13, 2015

    K-State expert shares food safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

    OLATHE — This Thanksgiving many Americans may find one uninvited guest at their meal: food poisoning. A Kansas State University food safety expert shares some food preparation tips for home cooks that will ensure guests pile their plates with safe food dishes and forgo a side

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 12, 2015

    County denies Ogden payment

    Riley County commissioners Thursday denied a request from the city of Ogden to hand over more than $80,000 in interest payments to the city as reimbursement for money lost in unpaid taxes. The recent sale of 149 lots in Ogden, previously owned by RIM Development, resulted in

  • Local |Education | November 12, 2015

    Principals discuss crowding, class size

    Some Manhattan-Ogden elementary schools are dealing with crowding and large class sizes, according to their principals. Principals from five elementary schools — Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Northview and Woodrow Wilson — presented site council reports to the school board Wednesday night. The largest class size for each school

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    Students, staff tell stories of hurt, anger at KU forum on race

    A campus forum on race and discrimination at the University of Kansas on Wednesday drew more than 1,000 people and lots of emotion from students and staff members. KU announced the forum Monday following demonstrations at the University of Missouri that led to the ouster of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    RCPD to increase presence at some public events

    The Riley County Police Department will increase its presence at some “large community functions,” but officials said the move is not a response to any specific threat. According to a RCPD press release, events that meet “undisclosed criteria” will feature an increased police presence because

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