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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2014

    Aguirre will appeal sentence

    Luis Aguirre will appeal his life sentence for murdering his former girlfriend and their 13-month-old daughter Tuesday. Aguirre is expected to argue before the Kansas Supreme Court that statements he made to police after being read his Miranda rights should have been suppressed at trial.

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 19, 2014

    As state weighs same-sex marriage, Alma couple fights for benefits

    Two guys lookin.phatch

    Charles Dedmon is hopeful he will soon enjoy the same legal rights and protections that kept his grandmother from living in poverty. Dedmon, a former public defender, and Michael Nelson, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against the Kansas

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Thousands attend Sunset Zoo’s Spooktacular in costume

    Zoo2.phatch

    Lions and tigers and candy — oh my! Children and parents trick-or-treated at the Sunset Zoo and competed in a Halloween costume contest at the annual Spooktacular event Saturday, which was expected to draw about 4,500 to 5,000 people over the weekend, according to Ella Casey, the zoo’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | October 19, 2014

    Despite incident, Schoen doesn’t see need for new regulations — yet

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners in Randolph Thursday that some area landowners may be taking a bit too much liberty with the term “agritourism” recently. Schoen informed commissioners that the RCPD broke up a party a couple weeks ago for

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 19, 2014

    Lacking opposition, candidates stay on trail in local races

    The indicators of an election season are present all around Manhattan. Political ads. Yard signs. Endorsement letters. Yet something is missing. “Two years ago, I was attending forums and debating,” said Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego. “Now I don’t have an opponent.” Reps. Sydney Carlin,

  • Local |Education | October 19, 2014

    MHS Student Named in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program

    Manhattan High School student Sean Fisher recently received the distinction of Outstanding Achievement in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black American high school students. Of the more than 160,000 students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 19, 2014

    4 arrested, drugs seized in Junction City busts

    Authorities seized drugs worth thousands of dollars and arrested four people in two investigations by the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group. Two people were arrested after authorities conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of E. Chestnut Street in Junction City and searched a

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior accountant

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Josie Mitchell, CPA, as a senior accountant. Mitchell previously worked for a regional public accounting firm for three years in a manufacturing specialty group. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Coldwell Banker hires Realtor

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One hired Mark Rose as the newest member of their professional team. Rose has owned Mark Rose Photography for the past 12 years and said he’s excited to step into his new role as a Realtor. Call Rose at 341-5738 for

  • Local |Education | October 18, 2014

    Four MHS Students Named National Merit Commended Students

    Manhattan High School students Trevor Bashaw, Sachin DeYoung, Reid Erdwien and Kyle Weston have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015

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