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  • Local |Business | August 01, 2015

    Kansas man works to enhance local broadcast journalism

    “Turn it up.” That’s what I say when I hear something especially interesting on the radio or the television. Today we’ll learn about a leader of the radio-television industry in Kansas who is helping his member stations succeed and serve their communities. Kent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 31, 2015

    Nichols facing attempted murder in man’s 2013 death

    A Kansas City man’s first-degree murder trial took an unexpected turn Friday morning, when prosecutors abandoned the murder charge and replaced it with a lesser charge of attempted first-degree murder. Anthony Nichols was originally accused of shooting and killing 68-year-old John Burroughs, Manhattan, in 2013.

  • Local |Education | July 31, 2015

    Central Enrollment ‘one-stop shop’ for USD 383 parents

    Enrollment.mercury

    Some parents may think this time of year has come too soon. For others, it’s not soon enough. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden held its Central Enrollment event at Manhattan High School on Friday. The event is a so-called “one-stop shop” for enrollment. Parents can enroll all

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Bike program expected to kick into gear late next month

    A bike-sharing program is coming to Manhattan as early as the end of August. The program, headed by CivicPlus CEO Ward Morgan and his executive assistant Linda Mays, ordered 10 bike racks and 30 bikes for public use to jumpstart the program. The bikes and racks are

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Is something going on with Colbert Hills’ water bills?

    Wonder1

    Q: Is something strange going on with the water bills at Colbert Hills? A: If you’re a golfer, your only worry about water out at Jim Colbert’s jewel is whether or not you might shank a brand new Titleist into a blue and

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2015

    Posters help give undergrads research experience

    Reuposter.mercury

    The fall semester hasn’t yet begun for K-State students, but that didn’t stop undergraduates from pushing their educational boundaries. Students participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy presented posters created after 10 weeks of research on their topics

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Top steer sells for $1,900 at 4-H livestock auction

    Results are in for this year’s Riley County Fair 4-H livestock auction that took place Monday. The grand champion steer was the high selling animal overall, selling for a $1,900 premium to Sink, Gordon & Associates and Dick Edwards Ford. Kobie Camerlinck of the Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 30, 2015

    Key witness testifies at trial

    The trial of a Kansas City man accused of first-degree murder related to the 2013 death of a Manhattan man continued Thursday morning with testimony from a key witness. Christina “Tina” Love told jurors that 68-year-old John Burroughs was still alive and “gasping for air” more

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 30, 2015

    Funk says BRO up for challenge of command changes

    FORT RILEY — Exactly a week before his own change of command ceremony, the commanding general of Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II led a welcome ceremony for the division’s new deputy commanding general and paid tribute to the work

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 30, 2015

    AG seeking review of Aguirre decision

    TOPEKA — Kansas’ attorney general will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state supreme court decision reversing an Ogden man’s murder conviction. Luis Aguirre was convicted in 2012 in the murders of his ex-girlfriend Tanya Maldonado, 18,  and their young son Juan Maldonado, 13

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