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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    Manhattan house fire causes nearly $200,000 in damage

    A fire caused nearly $200,000 in damage to a house in Manhattan on Monday afternoon. The Manhattan Fire Department was alerted at 12:17 p.m. to a fire at 2400 Buttonwood Drive. Officials found the single-story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear area

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    House fire causes $35,000 in damage


    Manhattan Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at 831 Colorado St. at 11:24 p.m. Monday. When firefighters arrived, they found a single-story house with smoke and fire showing from the structure’s rear area, according to a news release. The department responded with six

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 22, 2014

    Woman says son ‘harassed’ by police

    A Memphis woman said she went to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting Monday seeking justice for her son, a Manhattan man who was shot in May. Sophia Starks spoke of her son Dareen Starks, 23, before law board members and police administrators, alleging

  • July 22, 2014

    Junior 17ers head to state

    When Manhattan American Legion Manko junior 17ers’ coach Luke Snyder looked at the schedule for this summer, he had to sigh when he saw the state location. That’s because last summer, as the senior 17ers’ coach, Snyder watched his team go to Leavenworth and

  • General Activities | July 22, 2014

    Manko seniors go 1-1 to open Zone tourney

    After winning their first game on Monday afternoon, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers ran into trouble with a loss to Newton at the Class AAA Zone tournament in Salina. The 17ers opened the day with a 9-1 win over Junction City, but then

  • Movies | July 22, 2014

    ‘Korengal’ is inferior to ‘Restrepo,’ but still worthwhile


    Documentary films are very different from the narrative films we usually see at the twelve-plex. Far too many of them are made for political reasons. The few that make it into general release, and into our commercial theaters, are usually more subtle. I remember a

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2014

    Robotics Team wins eighth straight championship

    The name on the trophy can stay the same — just as it has for the last seven years. Kansas State University’s Robotics Team is again the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ annual student robotics design. In fact, since the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2014

    Shirley Farms tour set

    The Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens will take a trip Thursday, July 31, to Shirley Farms in Vermillion. The gardens of K-State alumnus Dale Shirley feature cultivars of dahlias and colorful gladiolas, among many other summer blooming favorites, said Marti Meek, one of the

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 22, 2014

    Fort Riley hosts National Night Out

    Fort Riley’s National Night Out will be Wednesday from 5-8:30 p.m. at Ware Elementary School on post. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Thursday. The event includes a free barbecue dinner, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and static displays

  • Obituaries | July 22, 2014


    Mary Elizabeth Wood, 86, of Topeka, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Topeka. The family provided the following information. She was born on Sept. 1, 1927 in Manhattan, the daughter of Archibald and Regina (Foveaux) Allen.  Mary grew up in the Manhattan and Ogden area. Survivors include her children:

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