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  • Local |Business |Neighbors | July 13, 2015

    Volunteer marks 10,000 hours of service at hospital


    Don’t greet Erma McManis with a handshake. The Via Christi Hospital volunteer prefers hugs. “If I don’t know them, they’re going to know who I am because I go up and give them a hug whether I know them or not,” McManis

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 13, 2015

    Defendant to get 3rd attorney in road rage case

    A man accused of killing a 27-year-old in a March road rage incident will be reappointed a third defense attorney. Tierre Terrell Wall was unable to hire someone on his own, he said in Riley County District Court on Monday during a status hearing. Prosecutors

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 13, 2015

    Man sentenced to 30 months for drug charges

    A man convicted of drug possession with the intent to distribute was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of probation Monday in Riley County District Court. Tyler Michael Troute received a lesser sentence, a departure from 49 months, after defense attorney Barry Clark, assistant

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2015

    Reitz retires after nearly 50 years as physician, public servant


    A constant stream of people arrived Saturday afternoon at the Union Pacific Depot to honor one of Manhattan’s longtime public servants. Dr. Roger Reitz, 82, retired July 3 after practicing in Manhattan since January 1966. Family pictures, newspaper clippings and awards scattered throughout the depot served as

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 12, 2015

    Foundation gets ready to move into building at K-State Office Park

    The K-State Foundation’s future home at 1800 Kimball Ave. isn’t quite ready yet, but the excitement is there for officials. Greg Willems, the foundation’s president and CEO as of February, said the K-State Office Park plan interested him when he was first learning

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 12, 2015

    Top Army officer discusses reductions

    The Army’s top non-commissioned officer tried to allay soldiers’ concerns about troop cuts during his visit to Fort Riley last week. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Daily spoke Wednesday to an audience of more than 400 people in a town-hall-style talk that came the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2015

    Kansas City exec and KSU alumnus talks about early life as an immigrant

    Leo Prieto remembers his own cries, inconsolable wails, for his mother. His tears, his fear that day as a 3-year-old toddler, are among his first strong memories. He’d woken up and discovered that a stranger, a woman, was holding him. He later learned the

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2015

    Irvin-Parkview worker gets licensed

    Heather Williams, a mortuary science student and longtime Manhattan resident, has been licensed with the Kansas Insurance Department and Homesteader Life Insurance to help families with the arranging and the funding of pre-arranged funerals. Williams has been with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home since January 2015 and

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2015

    Cat Cans Portable purchases company

    Cat Cans Portable Services of Manhattan announced the purchase of Kansas Pumping Services. Kansas Pumping, owned by Tod Hettenbach of Chapman, has offered its services in north central Kansas for the last 15 years. They have specialized in septic pumping, car wash/mud pit pumping, food/

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2015

    ESB Financial will host farmers market party

    ESB Financial will celebrate a partnership with the Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market by hosting the Homegrown Celebration on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 8 a.m. The celebration features local tomatoes, corn, baked goods, peppers, onions, cut flowers, plants, james, meats plus lots more. Kids 13 and under

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