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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Corrections exceeds state’s standards

    The Riley County Community Corrections Department did well over the past year, according to its quarterly and year-end outcome report. The department, which seeks to reduce crime by working with adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to complete an intensive probation program in lieu of prison

  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015

    K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, a junior in K-State’s

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2015

    Free services at 4th count event

    Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort to quantify and address the needs of Manhattan’s homeless and low-income residents, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 900 block of Yuma Street. It is the fourth such event. It was started in

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Couple returns to home after retaining wall collapse

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    The rain might have washed away Pam and Bobb Stokes’ retaining wall, but it didn’t clean the dirty laundry, carpet and dust. The Stokeses moved back into their home at 615 Ratone Lane on July 18 after being unable to live there since the end of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2015

    Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving a 2014 Volvo northbound on Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business |Government & Politics | July 26, 2015

    A look at RCPD’s growing budget

    After years of steady increases, the Riley County Police Department’s budget is set to grow less than 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, but that doesn’t mean debate over the department’s spending is coming to a close. Since 2004, total RCPD funding has swelled from $9.8 million

  • Local | July 26, 2015

    Special Rodeo gives kids chance to try roping, riding

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    “I think she’s the first person ever to ride a bull with no hands,” Betty Peterson said, smiling as she watched her daughter take part in the simulated bull-riding portion of the Kaw Valley Special Rodeo Friday evening. The event, held in the main

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2015

    Butler looks back on 55 years at Aggieville Pizza Hut

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    Customers swarmed the buffet at the Aggieville Pizza Hut at lunchtime on Saturday, getting a final taste before the restaurant — the oldest of the more than 11,000 locations in the chain — closes for good. Noting the flood of people who’ve visited in the days since

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2015

    Little Apple Doulas support parents through birthing process

    “Finding someone who isn’t going to judge you on your parenting choices is pretty tough,” said KayLee Proctor, who aims to fill that gap for new mothers even before their children are born. Proctor is the owner of Little Apple Doulas, Manhattan’s first

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