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  • Payment for bypass project ‘in limbo’

    Wabaunsee County’s about-face on the Belvue Bridge has left Pottawatomie County in limbo about its level of financial participation in a proposed truck bypass route in the southeast portion of Wamego. Meeting with representatives of Wamego Monday, commissioners said .

  • Plane makes ‘belly’ landing

    A pilot from Iowa had a rough landing Monday afternoon at Manhattan Regional Airport. The accident occurred at 1:21 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said Douglas Edward Ward, 56, of Milton, Iowa, neglected to deploy the plane’s landing .

  • As comment deadline passes, decision on troop cuts looms

    Monday was the deadline for concerned citizens in the Riley County region to send emails and letters to the U.S. military in support of Fort Riley as a possible reduction in troops draws nearer. John Armbrust, the executive director .

  • Health officials holding clinics to battle pertussis outbreak

    Pottawatomie County health officials continued their battle against an outbreak of pertussis this week, hosting vaccination clinics at Wamego and Onaga. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly-contagious bacterial disease which can spread rapidly, especially in schools where many students .

  • Great relief, greater desperation

    The news last week from Atlanta could scarcely have been better. Two Americans who had acquired Ebola while caring for patients in West Africa and had been flown to Emory University Hospital for emergency treatment emerged from the hospital — cured. .

  • Keep children from having access to unsecured guns

    To the Editor: This week we learned that in Newton, a 2-year-old boy was injured after being left inside the home with access to his grandfather’s loaded handgun. The bullet reportedly grazed the boy’s finger and ended up .

  • Study finds gender linked to type of vehicle crash

    Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study. The university’s Sunanda Dissanayake, professor of civil engineering, and .

  • BETTY LEE LORENZ

    Betty Lee Lorenz, 89, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Betty was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Lawrence, the daughter of Lawrence L. and Ruby J. (Woodward) Martin.  Betty graduated from Topeka High School.  .

  • Multiple former Wildcats released from NFL teams

    A handful of former Kansas State football players were cut this week ahead of a 3 p.m. Tuesday deadline to trim NFL rosters down to 75 players. One of the more surprising cuts was Washington Redskins’ linebacker Rob Jackson. The former .

  • RCPD prepares for gameday traffic

    With students back in Manhattan and Kansas State football back in business Saturday, Riley County is preparing for the excitement. During Monday morning’s county commission meeting Lt. Erin Freidline of the Riley County Police Department reported that her fellow .

  • Being ‘townies’ has served photo studio owners well Neighbor.phatch

    John and Cindy La Barge are self-described “townies.” Together, they operate J&C Imaging, a Manhattan portrait studio that has allowed the husband-and-wife team to create lasting memories for others. “This is my home,” Cindy said as she sat .

  • Man charged in student’s 2013 death

    Riley County police on Saturday arrested an Olathe man in connection with the November 2013 death of Kansas State University freshman Jordan Forbit. Police reported Gregory Haug Jr., 21, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter stemming from Forbit’s death. He was also .







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