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  • Local |Neighbors | August 03, 2015

    Couple takes beekeeping hobby to Zimbabwe town


    Husband and wife Bob and Marian Brandenburg didn’t expect they’d be going to Africa to help spread the knowledge of one of their favorite hobbies: beekeeping. The Brandenburgs of Manhattan went to Zimbabwe for the first time this year for a two-month mission

  • Local |Business | August 02, 2015

    Microbrews generate buzz at festival


    Manhattan showcased microbrews, area spirits and wines Saturday during its second annual Rhythm and Brews festival. The festival’s beer tasting in City Park pavilion more than doubled in size from last year, said Marcia Rozell, tourism and sales manager for the Manhattan Area Chamber

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Nichols found guilty of attempted murder

    A Riley County jury on Friday found a Kansas City man guilty of attempted first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 death of a Manhattan man. Anthony Nichols was originally charged with first-degree murder for shooting 68-year-old John Burroughs, but prosecutors amended the charge to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Arraignment set for man accused of May shooting

    A Manhattan man will be arraigned this month on two charges of attempted murder for his connection to a May shooting that injured two people in Aggieville. In a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court, several witnesses said they saw Mark Self Jr.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 02, 2015

    K-State students earn study abroad scholarships

    Kansas State University students are enhancing their education by studying across the globe this summer or fall with the help of scholarships awarded by the university’s Office of International Programs. Scholarship amounts and length of study abroad experiences vary. Among the scholarships awarded are

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 01, 2015

    Eiselein named first recipient of English faculty award

    Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English. The award, newly created by donors Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, Berkeley, California, honors English professor Michael Donnelly and the impact

  • Local |Business | August 01, 2015

    Kansas man works to enhance local broadcast journalism

    “Turn it up.” That’s what I say when I hear something especially interesting on the radio or the television. Today we’ll learn about a leader of the radio-television industry in Kansas who is helping his member stations succeed and serve their communities. Kent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 31, 2015

    Nichols facing attempted murder in man’s 2013 death

    A Kansas City man’s first-degree murder trial took an unexpected turn Friday morning, when prosecutors abandoned the murder charge and replaced it with a lesser charge of attempted first-degree murder. Anthony Nichols was originally accused of shooting and killing 68-year-old John Burroughs, Manhattan, in 2013.

  • Local |Education | July 31, 2015

    Central Enrollment ‘one-stop shop’ for USD 383 parents


    Some parents may think this time of year has come too soon. For others, it’s not soon enough. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden held its Central Enrollment event at Manhattan High School on Friday. The event is a so-called “one-stop shop” for enrollment. Parents can enroll all

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Bike program expected to kick into gear late next month

    A bike-sharing program is coming to Manhattan as early as the end of August. The program, headed by CivicPlus CEO Ward Morgan and his executive assistant Linda Mays, ordered 10 bike racks and 30 bikes for public use to jumpstart the program. The bikes and racks are

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