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  • Arts & Leisure | August 07, 2014

    ‘Rocky Horror’ and more weekend fun

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    It’s just a jump to the left…and then a few steps to the Manhattan Arts Center for the production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this weekend. “The Rocky Horror Show” tells the story of a newly engaged couple

  • Football | August 07, 2014

    Robinson ready for opportunity

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    Nothing has come easy for DeMarcus Robinson since he arrived in Manhattan four years ago. Robinson was supposed to be a star in the Kansas State offense — a four-star running back that rushed for a Wichita City League record 1,720 yards as a senior and finished

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 06, 2014

    Lewis attributes county commission loss to low turnout

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    In the Republican primary race for the District 1 Riley County Commission seat, 21-year-old Ben Wilson pulled a shocker on Tuesday when he defeated incumbent Dave Lewis by a margin of 66 votes, 615-549. Lewis, who’s also the public-address announcer for Kansas State University sporting events

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2014

    Further cuts keep mill levy nearly flat

    The city commission approved the 2015 budget on Tuesday. The 2015 budget is $134.13 million with a mill levy of 43.942 mills, an increase of $3.34 million and 0.586 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Considering the average home valuation has increased 2.3 percent,

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2014

    KDHE suspends daycare

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued an emergency order of suspension to Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road. The department announced the suspension Tuesday. The action came about because of events that occurred on April 14. The department received a complaint that Lesa

  • August 06, 2014

    Ecuadorian dignitaries visit to honor teacher program

    A delegation of Ecuadorian dignitaries visited K-State on Wednesday for the university’s Day of Ecuador in recognition of the Go Teacher program, whose participants will graduate on Thursday. Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely and the country’s vice minister of its governing body of high

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2014

    Citizens’ group concerned about NBAF safety following safety lapses at CDC

    After three safety breaches in the past two months at federal laboratories, a citizen spoke to the city commission about her concerns with Manhattan’s future federal lab. Sylvia Beeman, a spokesperson for the citizen group Biosecurity for the Heartland, spoke during the public comment

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Judge to allow past incident in child rape case

    Riley County Judge David Stutzman on Tuesday decided he would allow District Attorney Barry Wilkerson to admit evidence from an incident that Wilkerson argued shows a Fort Riley man accused of raping three young girls last year has a propensity for sexual misconduct. The defendant, 31

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Court dates set for men accused of robbery

    Two Ogden men charged in a July robbery that left a victim seriously injured were scheduled for future court dates on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled 38-year-old Johnny Cossey to appear on Aug. 19 for a status hearing. Malcolm also set

  • Editorials | August 06, 2014

    Now, on to the general election

    Among our assorted thoughts on Tuesday’s primary election is that Riley County voters somehow managed to live down to expectations. As it turns out, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo’s projection of 20-percent turnout was too optimistic. Unofficial results put turnout at a meager 16.86


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