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  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 25, 2015

    Volunteers prep for Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day Festival


    FORT RILEY — For Alexandra Grinston, the days leading up to this year’s Apple Day Festival are bittersweet. Her husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, has spent the past two years serving as the 1st Infantry Division’s senior noncommissioned officer. After two years living

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2015

    Fort Riley to send 4,000 to Kuwait

    About 4,000 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to Kuwait later this year. The 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team is preparing for a nine-month deployment that will focus on enhancing regional stability, the Army announced Thursday. About 15,400 soldiers are assigned to Fort Riley. “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 25, 2015

    Killers became good Samaritans while fleeing area

    Two years ago, two horrible things happened. They had nothing to do with each other. But we now know that the two stories briefly intertwined. In September 2013, Anthony Nichols and James McKenith combined to kill two people, one in Manhattan and one in Junction City.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 25, 2015

    Woman testifies about fiancé‘s death at preliminary hearing

    The events surrounding a road-rage incident that led to the March shooting death of an Ogden man were the focus of a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Riley County District Court. Tierre Wall, 26 at the time of the incident, faces a voluntary manslaughter charge for

  • Local | September 25, 2015

    Local men buy cancer institute

    Two local men have purchased the Central Kansas Cancer Institute in Manhattan and plan to rename it. Dr. James McAtee and Jeff Mathis, doctor of occupational therapy, announced Thursday that they had bought the facility, formerly owned by Dr. Russell Reitz. They said in a

  • Local | September 25, 2015

    Hughes: US needs to stand up for self-determination

    A former top intelligence officer for the Defense Department says it’s time for deep thinking about America’s role in the world. We need better foresight, he says, and the U.S. also needs to stand up for self-determination. Retired Lt. Gen. Patrick Hughes,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | September 25, 2015

    K-State offers art, drama, music in October

    Music, exhibitions, documentaries and more highlight October at Kansas State University. Events listed below, presented by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series, are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. • “Art

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 24, 2015

    State leaders: Tax lid repeal unlikely

    A repeal of the property tax lid is unlikely before the end of the current election cycle, state legislators told Riley County commissioners Thursday. During a legislative breakfast session Thursday morning, representatives presented their plans for the upcoming 2016 legislative session. Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, described

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 24, 2015

    KSU’s Pinkall managing papal mass TV broadcast

    A K-State professor’s behind-the-scenes work will show up in homes across the country on Sunday afternoon. Bryan Pinkall, a KSU music professor, will manage the digital broadcast feed as Pope Francis delivers mass at 3 p.m. CDT in Philadelphia, the conclusion of his first

  • Local | September 24, 2015

    Celebration planned for city auditorium

    A local World War II living memorial is having a 60th anniversary celebration. The Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Peace Memorial Auditorium will start at 4 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Peace Memorial Auditorium was dedicated on Sept. 26, 1955. The celebration is in remembrance of

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