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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 20, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers returning from deployment to Kuwait

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of about 50 soldiers returned in January, with the remaining set to redeploy in the next few weeks. The entire brigade

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Driver under influence in crash that killed unborn child

    Riley County police gathered syringes, pills and illegal narcotics at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in May that officials say caused the death of an unborn child, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., failed to yield at a stop sign at

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 19, 2015

    County to hold off on fire station bids

    The Riley County Commission decided Thursday to delay bid approval for the proposed Tuttle Creek Fire Station. Pat Collins, emergency management director for Riley County, told the commission that the two lowest bids were $658,527 and $675,500, but he recommended delaying a decision until after the fire

  • Local |Education |Business | February 19, 2015

    Board approves bid for tech upgrades

    The computer network at Manhattan-Ogden schools should run more smoothly in the near future. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a $324,859 bid from Alexander Open Systems in Topeka to upgrade the district’s network equipment. The equipment is a set of of switch systems, which look

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Man charged with homicide plans to apply for diversion

    A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist in June plans to apply for a diversion. On Wednesday, Derik Kesler, 33, represented by his counsel Tom Lemon, Topeka, didn’t enter a plea in Riley County District Court on a misdemeanor charge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Student charged in drug bust appears in court

    A K-State student made her first court appearance on Wednesday in connection with a drug bust earlier this month in which police seized more than $170,000 worth of drugs and cash. Katherine Nguyen, a junior in biological systems engineering, 918 Osage St., represented herself in front of

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 19, 2015

    KSU student from China wins design competition

    Lanting Su, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. Su, from China, was the competition judges’ top selection for

  • Local |Arts, Leisure | February 19, 2015

    ‘The Music Man,’ gallery openings and more


    Ben Hopper Contributing writer This weekend, ya got trouble, with a capital T, just down the road in Wamego. The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “The Music Man,” the Tony Award-winning show written by Meredith Wilson and set in River Bend, Iowa. The story follows the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Police expect 4 times normal number of arrests for event

    Riley County police expect this year’s Fake Patty’s Day Celebration, which will take place on March 7, to be similar to last year. What does that mean, exactly? For the last three years, during the 35 hours surrounding Fake Patty’s Day, police have reported

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