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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2013

    Homicide victim’s friends wait for answers


    Neighbors and friends of a man whose body was found Sunday are waiting for answers about the murder case. John Burroughs, 68, was found dead in his Red Bud Estates trailer home after Riley County police were called to check on the man. Police have ruled

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2013

    Child sodomy trial begins with jury selection

    Jury selection began Tuesday for a Manhattan man facing sex crime charges against a child younger than 14 years old. George L. Ferenz, who was 29 at the time of his arrest in October 2012, is facing charges in Riley County District Court of attempted rape, two counts

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 10, 2013

    Are there fewer parking spots downtown?


    Q: The new downtown remodel seems to be reducing the number of parking spaces pretty dramatically.  I wonder if the city commissioners who approved that are the same city commissioners who approved the new Civic Plus building that will have no parking lot for

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 10, 2013

    Fort to honor fallen soldiers

    The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony will take place at 10 am Wednesday at the Global War on Terrorism monument on Fort Riley’s main post. Four names will be added to the monument, which honors Fort Riley soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2013

    5 firms present plans for sprucing up KSU union

    Five architectural firms finally began to strut their stuff for representatives handling the K-State Student Union project Tuesday morning. The finalists are Cannon Design of St. Louis, Howard and Helmer of Wichita, Stantec of Philadelphia, Workshop of Milwaukee with Bowman, Bowman and Novick of Manhattan,

  • Local | September 10, 2013

    Topeka announces flights to Chicago

    Manhattan Regional Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Tuesday he is not worried about United Airlines’ announcement that it will begin offering a flight to Chicago from Topeka’s Forbes Field. Van Kuren said the Topeka flight, which begins in January, shouldn’t impact Manhattan’

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    New ATA bus facility opens

    Several dozen people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new ATA Bus facility near the county shops north of the city on Marlatt Avenue Monday afternoon. City and county commissioners attended the event, along with several politicians and representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2013

    Wastewater inspections planned in Pottawatomie County

    Sanitarian Scott Schwinn plans to begin an aggressive inspection program this fall of wastewater treatment lagoons in Pottawatomie County. “We’re having lots of issues with lagoons with trees and high weeds in them,” Schwinn told Pott County commissioners Monday. Due to the variety of

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    What if U.S. dropped food and toys instead of bombs?

    To the Editor: It is now almost 2:30 am; I have been thinking for the past hour about Syria and our US reaction to it. Yesterday, our Bible study group put aside our Bibles to discuss what positive things we as individuals could do to counter

  • Editorials | September 10, 2013

    Syria softens its defiance

    Perhaps casual remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry got the ball rolling. Perhaps the real impetus came from President Barack Obama’s threat of missile strikes on Syria. Whatever the cause, it suddenly seems more possible that the strikes can be averted. That would

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