Friday, October 9, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 05, 2015

    Police say vehicle burglaries on rise

    Vehicle burglaries have increased recently in Riley County, though the number of property crimes overall is down, said RCPD Captain Josh Kyle during Monday’s county commission meeting. Kyle said officers have been receiving more reports than usual of vehicle burglaries involving guns being stolen

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 05, 2015

    Man gets 44 days in 2014 bicycle death

    A Rossville man on Monday was sentenced to 44 days in jail for killing a Manhattan bicyclist in June 2014. Derik Kesler, 33, struck and killed bicyclist Mark Jilka, 49, Manhattan, with a 2007 Dodge pickup in June 2014. The crash happened on Kansas Highway 177, 3 miles south of Manhattan. Kesler said

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 05, 2015

    City to consider adding Hartford Hill to plan

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider Tuesday amending the city’s comprehensive plan to incorporate the Hartford Hill Master Plan. The plan, dated September 2015, is for the 320-acre site northwest of Grand Mere and Colbert Hills. The proposed land uses at Hartford Hill include approximately 212

  • Local |Neighbors | October 05, 2015

    Woman’s love of travel, culture endures


    Pat Embers was 27 years old when she decided it was time for her to move to Europe for the second time. This time around, she would take a boat. “I just had a travel bug in me, and I wanted to know what it was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 05, 2015

    Arand pleads guilty to murder

    A Belvue man on Monday pleaded guilty to killing his uncle in Pottawatomie County District Court. Christopher Arand entered the plea on the day his jury trial was scheduled to begin. Instead, Arand admitted to killing his uncle, Larry Arand, also of Belvue, on Nov. 10.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | October 05, 2015

    Cow shot, killed at K-State

    On Sunday, the Kansas State University Police were called to a report of a dead cow at the Purebred Beef Unit. Further investigation found the deceased cow had been shot. K-State Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this crime are encouraged to

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 05, 2015

    K-State human ecology honors six for accomplishments

    A New York catering director, an innovative physician and an international hotel owner are among the individuals who will receive awards at the annual College of Human Ecology Celebration of Excellence at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected for outstanding contributions to their

  • Obituaries | October 05, 2015


    Margaret Lucille Heptig, 85, of Manhattan, and formerly of the Flush community, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital-Manhattan. Margaret Lucille (Manor) Heptig was born in Junction City on Jan. 12, 1930. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Mackey) Manor. She was raised from

  • Obituaries | October 05, 2015


    Jacqueline Meyer, 74, died at home on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, of metastatic breast cancer. She was born on Feb. 2, 1941, in Manhattan.  Jacqueline grew up in Manhattan and has lived in Madison, Wisconsin, and Middleton, Wisconsin, since 1964. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1977, when she went to

  • Arts, Leisure | October 05, 2015

    Kristin Chenoweth’s big voice charms McCain crowd


    This past Friday McCain Performance Series presented “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” 90 nonstop minutes during which the popular performer dazzled the all-but-sold-out-house crowd with a varied display of her vocal artistry and personal charm. The diminutive Ms. Chenoweth, who stands just under 5 feet, seems a

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