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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the mobile home, 428 Ninth St., shortly

  • Local | July 05, 2015

    Manhattan marks Fourth with music, pie

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    With no public fireworks display in Manhattan on the Fourth of July, locals residents still celebrated with a bang. “We just really kind of wanted to do a hometown celebration,” said Angie Sutton, the community relations director for Manhattan Parks and Rec, which put on

  • Local |Business | July 05, 2015

    Chamber board cuts tie to state group

    The Kansas Chamber of Commerce recently lost a longtime member. Lyle Butler said the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce board recently chose to not renew its membership in the Kansas chamber because of differences between the organizations’ policy goals. “I think that this year, with

  • Local |Business | July 05, 2015

    Couples aims to bring taste from abroad to the Flint Hills

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    A road less traveled is home to a local business with a European flair. Take the paved road of Scenic Drive to the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road. Then, take the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road up the rocky driveway of 1745 Wildcat Creek

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 05, 2015

    Planning, public transit top mayor’s list of goals

    Sometime back in March, Karen McCulloh was musing out loud about city elections looming the following month. It was suggested to her that the makeup of the next commission would be especially meaningful. “You mean because I’ll become mayor?” McCulloh said. “I’m excited,

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 05, 2015

    Fort Riley limits access to visitors on Fourth

    Fort Riley officials said visitor access would return to normal on Sunday after the post limited entry on Saturday. For the Fourth of July holiday, only visitors with authorized sponsors — anyone 18 or older with a Department of Defense identification card — were allowed on Fort Riley.

  • Local |Education | July 05, 2015

    Former MHS teacher, coach dies at 49

    Manhattan High School Principal Greg Hoyt on Saturday called Ray Kujawa, a former MHS math teacher, coach and Hoyt’s close friend, a “hell of a man,” and said “we’re going to miss him.” Kujawa, 49, died Friday. He was born Feb. 7, 1966. Kujawa was diagnosed

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2015

    Scientist: Trans fat removal will affect food industry

    A recent ban on trans fats may have you looking a little closer at the foods you buy, but a Kansas State University food scientist points out you might not find what you’re looking for on the label. In June, the U.S. Food

  • Local |Education |Business | July 03, 2015

    Center teaches children about Independence with flair

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    Children at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Friday painted fireworks and flags for America’s birthday as they learned about the Fourth of July. The event was a part of the Discovery Center’s Adventure Camp: Flint Hills Flair. Caitlin Luttjohann, the Discovery Center’

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2015

    Plan calls for indoor rec centers

    Creating two or three neighborhood indoor centers should be the Manhattan parks and recreation department’s top priority, according to a proposed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss the plan during its meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at City

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