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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 11, 2015

    Homemade fireworks close overpass Tuesday

    A suspicious tube that contained homemade fireworks was removed from the overpass of Seth Child Road over Kimball Avenue on Tuesday morning. The RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. after someone saw the package in the road and filed a complaint. The

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015

    STEVEN HOARD

    Steven Charles Hoard, 46, of Randolph, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 14, 1968 in Concordia. He was the son of Dennis Charles and Carolyn Mae (Begnoche) Hoard. On Feb. 12, 2000, at the Sedalia Community

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015

    MARIE SMITH

    Marie Josephine Smith, 81, formerly of Petersburg, Neb., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. The family provided some of the following information. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 11, 2015

    Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 pounds of marijuana, 1/2 pound of

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015

    HELEN HILL ‘SIDDY’ RILEY

    Helen Hill “Siddy” Riley, 95, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 11. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, both at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, Wichita. Born in Anthony on Nov. 20, 1919, to Luther

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015

    JAMES L. WYATT

    James L. Wyatt, 87, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Jim was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho to Marl and Myrtle Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-granddaughter. Jim served his country in the

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2015

    MHS boys hang on, unseat Shawnee Heights

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team knocked off the previously-undefeated Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on Tuesday night, 55-53, claiming a share of first place in the Centennial League in the process. Manhattan led most of the game but could never quite shake the T-Birds, who cut

  • Manhattan High School | February 10, 2015

    MHS girls beat T-Birds, 50-35

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Centennial League standings with a win over Shawnee Heights Tuesday night, 50-35. Manhattan outscored the Thunderbirds in each of the first three quarters, including a 16-4 advantage in the first,

  • Local |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | February 10, 2015

    Thousands support Fort Riley at listening session

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    JUNCTION CITY — The community surrounding Fort Riley gave a big red welcome to visiting Army officials during a listening session held Monday afternoon in Junction City. On hand were more than 2,000 attendees, Gov. Sam Brownback, most of the Kansas congressional delegation, and numerous other state

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 10, 2015

    Commissioners aim to take out the trash

    Pottawatomie County may soon be looking for a legal remedy to trash and junk-filled properties in the county. The issue was discussed briefly Monday when Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told county commissioners he had received complaints about the accumulation of trash and junk at two


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