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  • Local | January 18, 2013

    Four fires in a few hours keep MFD firefighters busy

    Firefighters with the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a rash of fires early Friday morning. While two of the fires were determined to be accidental, two others are being investigated as incendiary. Firefighters were first called to 2172 Patricia Place shortly before 2 a.m., after a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Probation for convicted exec

    A former executive of a Manhattan high-tech company has been given probation for defrauding the United States by creating false invoices on government contracts. Aaron Madison was executive vice president and chief operating officer of NanoScale, a small company that makes advanced chemistry products. He

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | January 18, 2013

    Robert Robel, noted KSU biologist, is dead

    Robert J. Robel, a long-time scientist on the faculty at Kansas State University and also a key player in the development of state energy policy in the 1970s, died Wednesday at Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was 79. Dr. Robel was an environmental biologist at K-State

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 18, 2013

    KSU to note first black grads

    George Washington Owens looked around at his classmates and realized he was the only black student in his class. He was determined to be the first black student to graduate. “I found to my surprise that I was the only colored student enrolled in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 18, 2013

    More candidates join race

    Two more candidates filed Thursday for positions on the Randolph City Council. The two are Tamie Redding, and Donna G. Baer. Additionally, David Higgins has filed for position two and Ross Wahl has filed for position 4, both on the USD 378 Board of Education. The filing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Vehicle break-ins at Countryside Estates

    Police are investigating at least seven different vehicle break-ins that occurred around the area of the Countryside Estates trailer park in Manhattan. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the Riley County Police Department began receiving reports of the break-ins Thursday morning. He said the break-ins appear to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Accidental death update

    More information has been released on the death of a man transported to Mercy Regional Health Center early Thursday morning, including that he appears to have died from an accidental overdose. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Nicholas Gurik, 40, whose last known address was in Wakefield, was

  • Obituaries | January 18, 2013

    Mary Colwell

    Mary Elizabeth Ward Colwell, 92, of Centralia died Saturday at the Eastridge Care Home.

  • Editorials | January 18, 2013

    The rise and fall of Lance Armstrong

    We’ve written occasionally over the years about Lance Armstrong, who once was considered the world’s greatest bicyclist and now has acknowledged being a world-class liar and all-round dirtball. Not so many years ago we admire his courage and commitment in recovering from testicular

  • Columns | January 18, 2013

    Superb local care is a life-saver

    With a variety of perspectives, I am grateful for the efforts to reduce the impact of cardiac disease in Manhattan. These range from working to reduce second-hand smoke, which contributes to acute and chronic coronary disease, to enhanced abilities to deal with acute heart attacks,

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