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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 26, 2014

    Payment for bypass project ‘in limbo’

    Wabaunsee County’s about-face on the Belvue Bridge has left Pottawatomie County in limbo about its level of financial participation in a proposed truck bypass route in the southeast portion of Wamego. Meeting with representatives of Wamego Monday, commissioners said they were not yet prepared

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2014

    Plane makes ‘belly’ landing

    A pilot from Iowa had a rough landing Monday afternoon at Manhattan Regional Airport. The accident occurred at 1:21 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said Douglas Edward Ward, 56, of Milton, Iowa, neglected to deploy the plane’s landing gear, and the plane “belly

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 26, 2014

    As comment deadline passes, decision on troop cuts looms

    Monday was the deadline for concerned citizens in the Riley County region to send emails and letters to the U.S. military in support of Fort Riley as a possible reduction in troops draws nearer. John Armbrust, the executive director of the Kansas Governor’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2014

    Health officials holding clinics to battle pertussis outbreak

    Pottawatomie County health officials continued their battle against an outbreak of pertussis this week, hosting vaccination clinics at Wamego and Onaga. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly-contagious bacterial disease which can spread rapidly, especially in schools where many students are in close contact, Leslie

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 26, 2014

    Study finds gender linked to type of vehicle crash

    Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study. The university’s Sunanda Dissanayake, professor of civil engineering, and Niranga Amarasingha, doctoral student in

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 25, 2014

    RCPD prepares for gameday traffic

    With students back in Manhattan and Kansas State football back in business Saturday, Riley County is preparing for the excitement. During Monday morning’s county commission meeting Lt. Erin Freidline of the Riley County Police Department reported that her fellow officers are preparing for gameday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 25, 2014

    Man charged in student’s 2013 death

    Riley County police on Saturday arrested an Olathe man in connection with the November 2013 death of Kansas State University freshman Jordan Forbit. Police reported Gregory Haug Jr., 21, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter stemming from Forbit’s death. He was also arrested on charges of possession

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Aggieville planning blowout for 125th

    Aggieville is planning a big bash next month to celebrate its 125th birthday. Kansas’ oldest business district will mark the occasion by closing down Moro for a street fair and dance Sept. 20. The festivities will include a 63-foot Ferris wheel in the Varney’s Bookstore

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Kicking up their boots, raising funds at Cattle Baron’s Ball

    Cattle3.phatch

    Combine equal parts dancing, drinks and food with friends and a scenic view, then stir in fundraising for a worthy cause. That was the Cattle Baron’s Ball on Saturday night. Now in its fifth year, the event attracted more than 400 cowboys and cowgirls to

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Viral challenge for ALS floods Manhattan

    Ned.phatch

    A wave of ice bucket challenge videos is flooding the nation, and not even Manhattan is safe. Everyone from former President George W. Bush to Justin Timberlake is pouring buckets of cold water over their heads to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,

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