• ATA Bus requests $75K for fixed-route system

    Flint Hills ATA Bus is requesting $75,000 from the city for its updated fixedroute transit system.

  • Group to mull mascot change

    A Manhattan High School mascot committee will have a fifth item to consider when it begins meeting: whether the school board should remove the Indian mascot.

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    A construction worker climbs a ladder at the site of a future Radina’s Coffeehouse and Roastery in the K-State Student Union on Thursday afternoon. The coffee shop is part of the third and final phase of a $25 million union renovation. The project is expected to be completed by the fall 2017 semester.


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    The Riley County Police Department proposes an increase of about $400,000, or 1.

  • Police: Weather kept FPD incidents in check

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    Q: My neighbor has a beautiful tree with white flowers on it in his front yard; when walking out to my car last week I noticed an unpleasant odor.

  • Officials want nonconforming issue addressed in UDO project

    Officials hope that the 18-month process to consolidate zoning and subdivision regulations also will bring clarity to the city’s nonconforming structure problem.

  • Pott County split on funding Wamego road project

    Commissioner Dee McKee may hold the deciding vote on whether or not Pottawatomie County helps pay for a portion of a project on Fourth Street (Military Trail Road) in Wamego.

  • Collins: Prepare for more burning

    After significant rainfall over the weekend, the Riley County Public Works Department will begin burning a brush pile at the county’s solid waste facility south of town on Monday.

  • Neighbors7 Firefighter honors 9/11 first responder at work

    We all have reasons for getting out of bed to take on the world.

  • Wells clarifies ‘rubber hose’ comment

    Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells clarified his comments Monday about using a rubber hose to get suspected criminals to admit to crimes.

  • Commission to provide ATA Bus funding feedback

    The Manhattan City Commission will provide feedback Tuesday on a Flint Hills ATA Bus funding request for its proposed fixed-route transit system.

  • Msrodeoksu New Miss Rodeo K-State eager to promote the sport

    The recently crowned Miss Rodeo K-State is eager to share her love of rodeo, which for her started in childhood.

  • EMS considering new department

    In an attempt to collect more money from ambulance bills, avoid a significant increase in management costs and give the county more direct control over the Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS), Riley County leaders are considering moving EMS under the Emergency Management Department.

  • City to begin regulation consolidation project

    The city is beginning an 18-month process to consolidate its zoning and subdivision regulations into a single document.

  • Tinytaxi1 Kids’ craft session at local convention draws next generation of taxidermists

    As Sunset Zoo program assistant Kianna Hersey walked over with a lion pelt, Hunter “Moose” Cooley, 5, stood up to get a closer look.

  • Farm boy invents the ‘coldest drink in town’

    When the weather is hot outside, what is as refreshing as a cold, half-frozen, flavorful drink? Those are especially good when they are icy.

  • Nbad NBAF UPDATE | Planning and progress on lab

    Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of monthly columns from Marty Vanier, director of partnership development for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, updating the community on the lab’s progress.


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