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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    2 arrested for murder in Burroughs case

    Two people were arrested Wednesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs, who was found dead in his trailer at Redbud Estates Sunday. Christina Marie Love, 49 — reportedly a friend of Burroughs — and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are

  • Local | September 12, 2013

    Manhattan contestant proudly shows her tattoos

    Miss kansas body art.phatch

    A Manhattan woman competing in the Miss America pageant made history Wednesday night by being the first contestant to display a tattoo. Theresa Vail, a K-State student competing as Miss Kansas, said it was not her intent to shock viewers with her display of a

  • Arts, Leisure | September 12, 2013

    Band Day, plus Snowden lecture


    Construction has affected many things in Manhattan this summer. The annual K-State Band Day is no exception. With the construction downtown, there are some changes to the parade route. This year, more than 2,000 high school students will participate in Bandy Day festivities. The annual parade

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 12, 2013

    County re-writes Public Building Commission bylaws

    The Riley County Commission re-wrote a draft resolution and bylaws for a proposed Public Building Commission Thursday, striking two articles that would have limited such a commission’s authority. Commissioners decided to remove an article that would have required the setting of a ceiling on

  • Columns | September 12, 2013

    Homecare & Hospice invaluable

    Homecare & Hospice recently celebrated its 35th anni-versary of service to the Manhattan community and surrounding area, and we would like to thank every staff member, volunteer and supporter who has helped us to grow during that time. Just five years ago, we had the

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 12, 2013

    K-State doctoral student honored for research

    Stephanie Pearson’s research is breaking boundaries, and now she’s got the award to prove it. Pearson, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, New York City, is the first recipient of the newly established University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award. The $10,000 award recognizes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    Defendant takes stand in child sodomy trial

    A soldier being tried on charges of molesting a 7-year-old girl took the witness stand to deny the allegations Wednesday afternoon. George Ferenz, 30, who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of

  • Manhattan High School | September 12, 2013

    Motivated Indians ready for Emporia in home opener

    Last year’s football game at Emporia broke a streak of 28 consecutive regular-season wins for the Manhattan High football program. While Friday night’s home game against the Spartans is the first chance at revenge for that loss, the Indians have plenty of motivation from

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 12, 2013

    Soldier scores with golf ball donations


    When Lieutenant Kirk Porter deployed to Afghanistan recently, he wasn’t allowed to pack some of his favorite items: golf equipment. This week Porter’s fellow members at the Manhattan Country Club are fixing him up in a big way. Club members have collected an

  • Area Schools | September 12, 2013

    Mustangs understand challenge vs. St. Marys

    Last season, the Valley Heights Mustangs opened with an overtime loss to Valley Falls. After that, the Mustangs’ season continued its slow start, with losses in their first five games. With a 30-24 overtime win over Valley Falls to kickoff the year last Friday, the

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