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  • Movies | February 25, 2014

    Movie ‘Endless Love’ strictly for 12-year-old girls


    Bob Walkenhorst wrote, “Some things are classic/Some things are just old.” The new movie “Endless Love” is a very simple romance, so straight-forward a cliché that it would be irritating except that after the first reel most viewers really won’t be paying attention.

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 25, 2014

    Women, children focus of first health board meeting

    The Riley County Board of Health held its inaugural meeting Monday night — although attendees didn’t exactly get to see a host of new faces. The Riley County Commission now officially serves as the Board of Health, as well — same people, different role. On Monday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | February 25, 2014

    Officials learn about Amber Alert system

    The inner workings of the Amber Alert system were explained at Monday’s intergovernmental luncheon in a discussion prompted by last week’s abduction of 10-year-old Hailey Owens of Springfield, Mo. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen said Amber Alert is a federal system

  • Local |Business | February 25, 2014

    Appraised values up by $1 million in Pottawatomie County for 2014

    WESTMORELAND — The appraised value of property in Pottawatomie County increased by about $1 million in 2014, according to Lois Schlegel, county appraiser. Schlegel gave county commissioners an overview Monday of the appraised values of land and buildings, as well as an update on residential home sales and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 25, 2014

    Pair injured in armed robbery

    Two Kansas State University students were robbed at gunpoint in their home Monday night. At 8:50 p.m., Riley County police responded to the home of Matthew Mckernan, 21, and Joshua Martin, 20, who were reportedly robbed by three men. The two were roommates living at 1520 Jarvis Drive.

  • Local |Education | February 25, 2014

    Online education on retreat agenda

    The USD 383 school board will discuss the district’s online education future during its winter retreat at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The district’s contract with K12 Inc., the online education provider for the district’s iQ Academy Kansas, expires June 30.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 25, 2014

    Hearing continued for shootings suspect

    WESTMORELAND — A man accused of shooting at police outside the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan in December 2013 will have a continued hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court. Dustin Monroe of Wamego was scheduled to appear for a status hearing today, but his attorney, Lora

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | February 25, 2014

    Hope man arrested in rodeo horse theft

    A man was arrested last week for alleged involvement in a horse theft at the Kansas State University Rodeo. Monte Johnson, 50, Hope, was arrested Saturday on charges of felony theft, battery, battery against a law enforcement officer and obstructing the legal process. K-State Police Capt.

  • Manhattan High School | February 25, 2014

    A lot on the line for MHS vs. Hayden

    Three teams, one spot. That’s what the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team is dealing with in its final two games of the regular season. The top three seeds in the Junction City sub-state have separated from the pack, as have the bottom two. That

  • Obituaries | February 25, 2014


    William Henry Schroeder, 96, died Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 27, 1917 to Henry and Francis Schroeder in Colby. He married Mary Doris McVey in 1939. They had been married 75 years. At age 12, Bill was enrolled in the Broadmore Art Academy

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