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  • Columns | July 11, 2014

    Understanding Ukraine’s conflict

    The root cause of Ukraine’s recent regime change is a result of a geopolitical battle fought between the European Union and Russia. The internal conflict in Ukraine is a consequence of chronic corruption, impoverishment and an ethnic division that was polarized by nationalist parties

  • Local |Business | July 11, 2014

    Manhattan Public Libary expansion ahead of schedule

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    Construction at the Manhattan Public Library is halfway complete as of this week, and officials expect work to be finished in December. “We’re really happy to see it moving forward, and it’s very exciting seeing it getting toward the end,” library director Linda

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 11, 2014

    Armbrust: Response key in Fort reductions

    Cuts are once again looming over Fort Riley. However, Governor’s Military Council executive director John Armbrust on Friday said action the community takes now could help determine the impact of the pending reductions. The Army has opened a 60-day public comment period following the

  • Local |Education | July 11, 2014

    USD 383 teachers get a raise

    Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 reached a tentative agreement on Thursday with local representatives of the teachers’ union, the National Education Association. The contract was agreed upon after five months of discussion about the 2014-15 school year. Some of the agreement’s highlights included an increase of $450 in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | July 11, 2014

    Pott County officials warn of ‘grandparents’ scam

    Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat on Thursday issued a warning to residents about a phone scam targeting grandparents that has already cost victims thousands of dollars. At least two Pottawatomie County residents have become victims of the scam, which, in one case, began when the

  • Local |Business | July 11, 2014

    Stampede to be featured on CMT show Saturday

    This year’s Kicker Country Stampede will be featured at 10 a.m. Saturday on CMT. The annual country music festival, which took place in June at Tuttle Creek State Park near Manhattan, will appear on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown. CMT is on Channel 66 for Cox

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 11, 2014

    Commissioners approve sewer upgrade for University Park

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to proceed on a $4.2 million overhaul of the sewer system in University Park. All three commissioners agreed to the motion. County engineer Leon Hobson has said the current sewer system — which was built in 1962 — is deteriorating to the point of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 11, 2014

    Missing teen found

    Riley County police located a Manhattan teen on Thursday just a few hours after she was announced as missing. At about 1:20 p.m., police reported that 16-year-old Arayah Gauna had been gone from her home for more than 24 hours. She had left without giving any

  • General Activities | July 11, 2014

    17ers open Shootout with 4-2 victory

    After a lackluster start to Wednesday’s game in Kansas City, American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow was hoping his team could pick up the pieces for the start of the Great Plains Shootout on Thursday. The 17ers didn’t disappoint him

  • Obituaries | July 11, 2014

    STEPHEN BRAUN

    Stephen Braun, 58, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after a six-month battle with cancer. Steve was born July 12, 1955, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Vestal) Braun. He attended Lawrence High School and Ottawa University. He was employed as a case manager/juvenile intensive


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