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  • Local |Neighbors | August 10, 2015

    Retired Army officer finds fulfillment as teacher, hunting guide

    Neighbor.mercury

    David McNeal has had a few chapters in his life. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Vietnamese and deployed to Vietnam as an infantryman executing search-and-destroy missions. He later transferred to the Army, where he rose to the rank of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 10, 2015

    Fire causes $5,000 in damage to apartment

    An apartment building at the University Crossing complex, 2215 College Ave., suffered about $5,000 damage after a kitchen fire Saturday evening. According to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the three-story building after a structure fire was reported at 5:26 p.m. Emergency

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 10, 2015

    Wolf confronts Moran

    Former tea party-backed candidate Dr. Milton Wolf confronted Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday in Wamego over the state medical board’s past investigation of Wolf’s license as Wolf was running for office. Wolf declined to say Monday whether he

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 10, 2015

    Vargo: County departments on budget so far this year

    Riley County commissioners on Monday reviewed the year-to-date budget and expenditure reports for 2015. At 58 percent of the way through the 2015 year, county clerk Rich Vargo told commissioners, “Everything looks good at this point.” Departments that have spent significantly more than the 58 percent mark at this

  • Local |Business | August 09, 2015

    Drivers test their mettle in Leonardville truck pull

    Thunder1.mercury

    Jeff Malousek of Wahoo, Nebraska, has been waiting about six hours for this moment. Clad in safety gear and a helmet, he sits behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Dodge Ram pickup truck. Hitched to the back is a trailer — “sled” is the proper term —

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

    Economic partnership named finalist for award

    A partnership between the city of Manhattan and Kansas State University is again receiving national attention for its efforts to spur economic development by helping innovative companies start or relocate a business in the community. The Knowledge Based Economic Development, or KBED, program has been

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 09, 2015

    K-State robotics team earns another championship

    The streak continues. The Kansas State University Robotics Design Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ annual student robotics design competition for the ninth year in a row. And the winning doesn’t stop at the top this year.

  • Local |Business | August 08, 2015

    Sunset Zoo promotes two employees

    Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo announced two staff promotions on Thursday. Ella Casey is now assistant zoo director and Kirk Nemechek was named curator of animal care. Casey served as the zoo’s marketing and development officer for the last four years. In her new capacity,

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 07, 2015

    Website: Manhattan No.-1 college community

    The K-State college experience now includes living in the No. 1 college town in the country, according to a recent Livability.com study. The study said the Little Apple “delivers a crisp slice of life to college students and residents.” The study cites Manhattan’s “dynamic

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2015

    Does Manhattan have an ordinance against public nudity?

    Wonder1

    Q: I’ve heard a hullabaloo about some nudists in Topeka, where public nudity is apparently legal — what about Manhattan? Must I wear clothes whilst in public? A: Ah yes, Steven Herrold, the Topekan who enjoys hiking and biking in the buff, has raised quite

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