• Local |Government & Politics | July 10, 2014

    Residents respond to sewer project

    University Park property owners told Riley County commissioners Thursday morning they were not happy with the commission’s plans to replace their decaying sewer system. The system, which was built in 1962, was found to be leaking into the ground and on May 19 Riley County Environmental

  • Local |Business | July 10, 2014

    Downtown stores close in outage Wednesday

    Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to close temporarily. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    Graphic novelist teaches young writers to think visually


    Pens in their hands, 14 area teenagers have been learning how to tell stories in a workshop this week, exploring the possibilities as future writers.  The students are gathered at the K-State’s Beach Museum of Art for the week-long Young Writers’ Workshop, where they

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Arraignment set for Nichols

    An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Riley and Geary counties was scheduled on Wednesday in the Geary County case. Anthony Nichols, 33, will appear again in Geary County District Court on July 28 at 9 a.m. A jury trial is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Officials recover stolen motorhome

    Pottawatomie County authorities on Tuesday recovered a stolen motorhome, found other stolen property and drugs inside and arrested four Nebraskans believed to be responsible. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Gensler, 47, of Omaha, Neb., Denise Parks, 55, of Springfield, Neb., Douglas Hetrick, 34, of Omaha,

  • General Activities | July 10, 2014

    KC Bullets defeat 17ers, 9-2

    After rain postponed Tuesday’s trip to Kansas City to face the KC Bullets, the two teams met up Wednesday evening, with the Bullets coming out on top 9-2 in a nine-inning wood-bat game. Manhattan came up with just four hits against the Bullets, scoring

  • Court Calendar | July 10, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Friday, July 4, 2014 OFFICE CLOSED – INDEPENDENCE DAY Monday, July 7, 2014 NO APPEARANCES IN DIV III 10:30 - KSL 10:30 Haynes, Sumatra PLEA (13 CR 587 Poss Hydrocodone, etc) KSL I 10:30 Jackson, Kylie SENTENCING (14 CR 191 Poss DP) KSL I 10:30 Neumayer-Walli, Destiny Status (13 CR 638 Poss MJ, Dom Batt) JJC I 10:30 Patrick, Larry SENTENCING (14

  • Editorials | July 10, 2014

    Smartphones? Give us a break ...

    Let’s give credit to a Kansas State University doctoral student, Sooyeol Kim, for conducting some timely and interesting research. He has examined the phenomenon of workers taking “microbreaks” to fiddle around with their smartphones. Obviously, that’s relevant to lots of people’s daily

  • Arts & Leisure | July 10, 2014

    Kaw Valley Rodeo, One-Act Play Festival and more


    Are you tough? Tough enough to wear pink? The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association and Cox Bros. BBQ present the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner, a benefit event for K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center. The event is from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    KSU researcher: Prevention key to avoid chikungunya

    Cases of chikungunya continue to rise, with more than 100 people from the United States infected with the mosquito-borne virus that they contracted while out of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kansas State University’s Stephen Higgs, one of the

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