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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Caller posing as RCPD officer

    Someone claiming to be Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department has been calling people and leaving voicemails, asking people to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. But RCPD doesn’t employ anyone named John Roberts — let alone a lieutenant. This ploy

  • Arts, Leisure | May 07, 2014

    MHS production to raise funds for Scotland trip

    Manhattan High School thespians will stage the premiere performance of an anti-bullying play by 1964 MHS alumnus Richard Broadhurst on May 16. Students will perform “Barnyard” at Rezac Auditorium at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for their trip to Scotland from July 27 to Aug. 11. The theater students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call for

  • Manhattan High School | May 07, 2014

    MHS soccer eases past Grizzlies, 3-0

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita for the second time in less than a week, this time for a match with Wichita Northwest on Tuesday evening. The Indians won 3-0, while dominating possession of the ball and outshooting the Grizzlies, 17-4. With

  • Letters | May 07, 2014

    Volunteers key to success of Kansas Sampler Festival

    To the Editor: What a weekend! Thank you to the more than 250 people who volunteered to help with the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival in Wamego. Thank you to the elected officials, members of the clergy, teachers, retirees, business owners, American Legion, Wamego Pyro Crew

  • Manhattan High School | May 07, 2014

    Martinez signs with Sterling

    Manhattan High senior Athen Martinez made his college choice official last week, signing a letter of intent with Sterling College to play baseball in a ceremony at Manhattan High’s West Campus. Martinez said his visit to Sterling put the Warriors at the top of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for accused gunman

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Anthony Nichols, the man accused of shooting but failing to kill a Manhattan man in September. Prosecutors have said that Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., on Sept. 6, 2013, entered the home of John Burroughs Jr., 68, in the Redbud Estates

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Man given time to hire attorney

    An Ogden man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious accident earlier this month in Ogden has been granted a continuance so he can hire an attorney. Riley County District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm told Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, that he has until his

  • Obituaries | May 07, 2014


    Doris Jean McManus, 76, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Union Town, Ark., the daughter of Raymond and Clara Mable (Kernes) Turner.  She moved to the Manhattan area in 2002 from Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs.

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