Friday, November 27, 2015

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  • Local | November 26, 2015

    Thursday storm bringing rain, ice

    If your aunt forgot to bring ice for the family Thanksgiving, Mother Nature has it covered. The Manhattan area is under a winter storm warning from 3 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday, said Shawn Byrne, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Icy accumulation is possible

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 26, 2015

    At Fort Riley, turkey meal only part of celebration


    Thanksgiving on Fort Riley is a whole lot more than your average turkey dinner. In addition to an exhaustive menu, Wednesday afternoon’s event was a mix of history, fun and of course giving thanks. The meal — which included roasted and deep-fried turkey, carved steamship

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 26, 2015

    Man arrested on charge of sex with child

    An 18-year-old Manhattan man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an incident of sex with a child. Riley County Police arrested Codey Thomas Lindquist for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation of a child. In

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 25, 2015

    Nature center, K-State help two eagles recover from broken wings


    When it comes to rehabbing wild birds, there are two types of patients: the pelicans and the eagles. Milford Nature Center in Junction City is currently home to both. Leo the pelican spends his days wandering around outside his cage in the facility’s outdoor

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Proposal takes aim at board members

    Several information requests from the state agencies are taking Manhattan-Ogden school district employees away from their regular jobs, and another could result in removing board members from their positions entirely. The Manhattan-Ogden school district has received eight such requests from the Kansas Department of Education

  • Local | November 25, 2015

    Sunset Zoo tigers going on public display Dec. 12


    Striped cats are back at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo. Malik and Hakim, a pair of 8-year-old Malayan tigers, arrived at the zoo from Cincinnati earlier this month. The brothers are currently behind the scenes as they complete the standard quarantine process. Starting Dec. 12, the big

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Group raising funds for stage

    A group that helped save the stage at City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium is gearing up to start a fundraising campaign for improvements. Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium gave an update on its work Tuesday during a Manhattan City Commission work session. Friends treasurer Barbara Poresky

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Here’s when area stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

    If they’re not too stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, local shoppers will have the opportunity to gobble up some deals before the day is over. Here’s a list of what time local stores are open on Thursday and Friday. • Best Buy: Open 5 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 25, 2015

    Junction City man receives life for role in crack cocaine ring

    A Junction City man was sentenced to life in federal prison Monday for his role in a crack cocaine ring uncovered in 2013. Another defendant in the case was sentenced to more than 21 years. The case stems from Operation Adabag, a massive multi-agency investigation that in

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2015

    Administrators present framework for benefit districts

    City administrators on Tuesday presented drafts related to the city’s benefit district policy. “Basically, we’re establishing conditions for the acceptance of petitions for benefit districts in the future,” said deputy city manager Jason Hilgers at the city commission work session. According to a

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