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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 09, 2015

    K-State robotics team earns another championship

    The streak continues. The Kansas State University Robotics Design Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ annual student robotics design competition for the ninth year in a row. And the winning doesn’t stop at the top this year.

  • Local |Business | August 08, 2015

    Sunset Zoo promotes two employees

    Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo announced two staff promotions on Thursday. Ella Casey is now assistant zoo director and Kirk Nemechek was named curator of animal care. Casey served as the zoo’s marketing and development officer for the last four years. In her new capacity,

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 07, 2015

    Website: Manhattan No.-1 college community

    The K-State college experience now includes living in the No. 1 college town in the country, according to a recent study. The study said the Little Apple “delivers a crisp slice of life to college students and residents.” The study cites Manhattan’s “dynamic

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2015

    Does Manhattan have an ordinance against public nudity?

    Q: I’ve heard a hullabaloo about some nudists in Topeka, where public nudity is apparently legal — what about Manhattan? Must I wear clothes whilst in public? A: Ah yes, Steven Herrold, the Topekan who enjoys hiking and biking in the buff, has raised quite

  • Local |Business | August 07, 2015

    Five Guys, Mattress Firm coming to Manhattan

    Manhattan residents will soon be able to eat themselves into a food coma and then find a place to sleep it off right next door. Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Mattress Firm are slated to occupy a building under construction at the corner of

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 07, 2015

    K-State requiring training to prevent sexual assaults

    New and returning students at Kansas State University now must undergo training to help prevent sexual assaults. “Kansas State University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide taking a new approach to alcohol and sexual assault prevention,” according to a statement about the university’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 07, 2015

    Retired RCPD K9 Dino dies

    Dino, a recently-retired K9 officer with the Riley County Police Department, has died after experiencing deteriorating health issues because of old age. A German shepherd who spent 11 years serving the community, Dino retired last year to spend time with his handler, Officer Aaron Wright, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | August 07, 2015

    Crash injures two

    Two people were taken to Via Christi Hospital after a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Roberto Pedro Carlos Mendiola, 25, Junction City, was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado northbound on the 2100 block of McDowell Creek Road at 7:40 p.

  • Local |Business | August 07, 2015

    Free moving offered to seniors

    Bellhops, a tech-enabled moving company that connects college-age workers to moving and lifting jobs through a phone app, will be offering free moving services to senior citizens in the Manhattan area. The complimentary services will be available on National Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21. Each free

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    McHenry: Home values soaring

    Home sale prices in Riley County are up in 2015. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that the median sale price through June was $187,750, an increase of $13,750 — or 7.9 percent — from 2014. The increase last year at this time was just over 1 percent. The average sale price

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