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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2013

    Now it’s up to the voters

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said Monday that nearly 1,400 voters had cast ballots as of Saturday in Riley County, the hotly contested election for three seats on the Manhattan City Commission drawing most of the interest. Vargo said a total of 1,389 voters had already cast

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2013

    Drainage plans reviewed

    Riley County commissioners heard an outline of plans for the second phase of the Tecumseh-Quivira project Monday. The project, which will begin in fiscal year 2014, is the second phase of a city-funded project to improve drainage in an area that includes the county health department.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2013

    Horne pleads not guilty to apartment robbery

    A man accused of shooting another man while robbing him and others in an apartment in October pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing Monday. Levertis Horne made that plea to two counts of aggravated robbery with a hand gun, one count of attempted robbery,

  • Obituaries | April 01, 2013

    Jess E. Stewart

    Jess E. Stewart, 87, a lifetime resident of Wamego died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

  • Obituaries | April 01, 2013

    Harriet E. Maskil

    Harriet E. Maskil, 87, a lifetime resident of Westmoreland died Sunday at the Westy Community Care Home.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2013

    Alma woman gets two years probation

    An Alma woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for mortgage fraud U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted fraudulently

  • Movies | April 01, 2013

    How did this one-man movie machine fail his audience?


    I’ve been to see a lot of Tyler Perry’s baggy pants comedies and race-specific melodramas. But before I saw his latest, “Temptation,” I’d never known his audience to dismiss one of his movie stories before. Last Saturday night, the first weekend the

  • Neighbors | April 01, 2013

    Dad’s influence evident in her professional focus


    Like father, like daughter. Stephanie Pierce’s dad went to K-State, so she did as well. He graduated from the business school, and she followed in his footsteps. He’s a business owner, so naturally Pierce became one, too. Purple Swirl Frozen Yogurt, owned by

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2013

    MHS golfers loaded with young talent


    When the Manhattan High boys’ golf team takes to the course today to start its season, it will have what many teams envy — young talent. In addition to one senior, last year’s Manhattan High boys’ golf team featured three freshmen and two sophomores. What

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2013

    MHS softball splits with Topeka

    The Manhattan High softball team opened the 2013 season with a split at Topeka High on Friday, winning the first game 8-7 in eight innings and losing the second 6-5 in a pair of back-and-forth games. The Trojans were one of the top teams in the

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