Saturday, October 10, 2015

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  • Local |Business | October 09, 2015

    Hundreds stroll Poyntz Avenue to raise $10,000 for Homecare and Hospice


    It’s more pleasant to promenade when the weather is accommodating. Christina Nolte, director of development for Homecare and Hospice, said Thursday’s sunshine brought a return to the traditional weather of Promenade on Poyntz after last year’s storm. “This is more typical,” she

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | October 09, 2015

    Officials hail Fort Riley’s newest elementary school


    FORT RILEY — Of all the new features at their school, Fort Riley Elementary students said they’re most excited to have a zip line on their playground. The newest elementary school on post, a $22-million facility that opened in August, is nearly twice the size

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 09, 2015

    K-State set to launch $1 billion campaign Friday

    K-State will launch a $1 billion fundraising campaign with an invitation-only kickoff event Friday night. The multi-year initiative, called “Innovation & Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University,” is part of the effort to make K-State a top-50 public research institution by 2025. The campaign will support

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 09, 2015

    Potential indictment delays man’s preliminary hearing

    A Leonardville man arrested in an August drug bust had his preliminary hearing rescheduled Friday. Tony Ray Dugan, 35, will have a new preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Lora Ingels, Dugan’s attorney, told District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser that the request was made because

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 09, 2015

    Two people injured in St. George collision

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision Thursday morning near St. George. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jeffrey Lee Freeman, 52, Topeka, was driving a 2014 Dodge truck northbound near 2355 Maple Hill Road at 8:55 a.m. For unknown reasons, Freeman’s truck

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 08, 2015

    County funds up $3.5M from 2014

    Budget numbers are looking good in Riley County so far this year, according to reports from the treasurer’s office, board of health and budget and planning committee. Riley County treasurer Shilo Heger told commissioners Thursday that county funds, totaling a little more than $27 million,

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2015

    Bridge pier put to use after years of waiting


    After nearly two decades of informally greeting visitors with nothing, a bridge pier within the next few weeks officially will greet motorists entering Manhattan on Highway 177.  On Wednesday afternoon, Kolde Construction of St. Marys began pouring concrete into forms atop a former Kansas River Bridge

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | October 08, 2015

    Majority of board members voice frustrations at meeting

    Simmering frustration boiled over during the Manhattan-Ogden school board work session Wednesday night. What appeared beforehand to be a fairly routine meeting didn’t reach the Pledge of Allegiance before a majority of USD 383 board members spoke out against the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Sam

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2015

    Alcohol, prescription pills caused man’s July death

    An autopsy report said a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs caused the July death of a Manhattan man. The body of Robert Griffith, 54, was found July 27 in his 2007 Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot of a Dillon’s grocery store in Topeka. Griffith, the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2015

    Fort Riley soldier killed in crash

    A Fort Riley soldier was killed early Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. Highway 77 that closed the road for several hours. Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman David Greiser said the accident involved pickup truck and semi-truck a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 82. The

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