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  • Local |Education | August 28, 2015

    Manhattan ACT scores beat Kansas average

    Manhattan High School students exceeded state and national averages for the ACT test. High school seniors take the ACT, a college-readiness benchmark test that scores the subjects of English, math, reading and science on a 36-point scale. Manhattan High’s 323 students had a composite score

  • I Wonder |Local | August 28, 2015

    Is there any penalty for pool poopers?

    Wonder1

    Q: If someone has a “No. 2” accident in a city pool and it has to be closed, is there a penalty or fine for the perpetrator? A: It can certainly be a bit frustrating when your plans are interrupted by fecal matters, as has happened

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 28, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers join fight against Washington wildfire

    Fort Riley soldiers are helping fight the massive wildfire raging across northeastern Washington — the largest forest fire the state has ever seen. Following the deaths of three firefighters last week, soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion are providing around-the-clock

  • Local |Education | August 28, 2015

    Perfect attendance nets MHS senior a new ride

    Cargiveaway.mercury

    With about a handful of people behind him, Josh Schwartz’s odds of winning a car were pretty high at Bishop Stadium on Thursday. The Manhattan High senior stepped up to the 2001 red Pontiac Grand Am, slid into the driver’s seat and turned his

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 28, 2015

    JC man found guilty of bank fraud, stealing father’s ID

    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Junction City man of stealing his father’s identity to apply for a VA home loan. Matthew Williams, 47, was convicted on one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to a release from

  • Local |Business |General Activities | August 28, 2015

    Speedy P.D. grows into one of Manhattan’s biggest races

    The Speedy P.D. Race for Parkinson’s Disease has come a long way since it started on the Meadowlark Hills campus seven years ago. Raising about $11,000, the first-year’s race featured 125 participants. Since, it has grown to one of the biggest road races in

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2015

    Breast cancer awareness luncheon planned Oct. 2

    Women are invited to enjoy lunch with friends as they learn about breast health and cancer at the sixth annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Avenue in Manhattan.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 27, 2015

    County approves cash for flood grant

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to provide county funds to strengthen the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Fund grant application. The county will contribute $4,000 to a $10,000 tab for assistance from a lobbying firm. The Flint Hills Regional Council will provide another $1,000, and the city of Manhattan has

  • Local |Business | August 27, 2015

    Some Riley residents wary of $40M Wildcat Creek grant

    RILEY — The campaign for a $40 million federal grant to mitigate flooding along Wildcat Creek hit a few bumps Wednesday night. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is applying for the grant on behalf of Riley County and Manhattan. On Wednesday representatives from the state and county

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 27, 2015

    No arrests in robbery of Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are still searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said on Thursday that he knows of no new developments in the case,

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