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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2015

    K-State names interim dean at Olathe campus

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    Kansas State University named an interim dean and CEO for K-State Olathe in an announcement Wednesday. Ralph Richardson will begin his job as interim dean Aug. 2. Richardson has served as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University since 1998 and will be

  • Local |Traffic | July 01, 2015

    Road construction to slow traffic on I-70, US 24

    Two construction projects starting next week will affect traffic on area highways. On Monday, a pavement-marking project will begin on a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 70 from the Geary/Riley county line east to the Kansas Highway 99 junction in Wabaunsee County, according to reports from the

  • Local |Business | July 01, 2015

    City releases list of fireworks stands

    Here is the list of permitted fireworks stands in Manhattan. The owners are in parentheses. • 515 McCall Road at Menards, 2325 Tuttle Creek Blvd. and 338 N. Seth Child Road (Ka-Boomers) • 605 S. 3rd St. and 2700 Anderson Ave. (Jake’s Fireworks) • 200 Sarber Lane and 900 N. 3rd St. (Wholesale Fireworks

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2015

    Manhattan fireworks stands opening Wednesday

    Feel free to pop fireworks for America’s birthday or your own if it’s between Wednesday and Saturday. Fireworks sales start at noon Wednesday and will continue through midnight Saturday for the Fourth of July. Discharge is allowed from 8 a.m. to midnight Wednesday

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 30, 2015

    County to seek Menard’s appraisal

    The Pottawatomie County Commission spent $5,000 Monday in hopes of earning $14,000. The commission approved having a private appraisal done of the Menard’s property in east Manhattan to support the county’s position before an upcoming property tax appeal before the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (

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

    Ex-daycare owner receives probation in ceiling fan case

    A former Manhattan daycare owner was sentenced on Monday to 36 months probation for aggravated battery and endangering a child. Lesa Heiman, 23, had previously pleaded no contest to the charges. Riley County District Court Judge Meryl Wilson assigned underlying prison sentences of six months and two

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2015

    Bob Bramlage’s passion for racing leads to big win at famous Le Mans track

    Russ Briggs claims he can be emotional at times, but this particular moment was so very, very special.  When the Manhattan auto dealer heard some good news from his longtime friend Bob Bramlage, Briggs admits that he broke down in tears. “If anyone has

  • Local |Education | June 30, 2015

    Board to discuss decision on funding

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss the ramifications of Friday’s court ruling on school finance during its Wednesday meeting. The board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. A Shawnee County District Court panel ruled Friday on Luke Gannon

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

    RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan. Riley County Police officers responded to a welfare check at 6:25 p.m. and found the man’s vehicle on a private gravel access point

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

    Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat. Police said staff members thought the item, a large envelope, was out of the norm and contacted police. A patrol officer responded,

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