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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2015

    Local man in gun case granted release

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan man accused of smuggling guns to Europe and Australia was granted a pretrial release during a detention hearing on Tuesday in federal court in Topeka. Mike A. Ryan, 34, of Manhattan, was charged in an 18-count indictment unsealed last week after federal and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2015

    Scientists breeding ticks to slow spread of diseases

    To most people, ticks are loathsome, disease-riddled little bloodsuckers. Best avoided. To Roman Ganta, they’re a scientific subject worthy of a life’s work. He’s setting up a breeding facility in Manhattan,  just for ticks. Soon he’ll be raising thousands of

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 17, 2015

    MCC one step closer to building first gymnasium

    After nearly 70 years of athletics, Manhattan Christian College is closer to having its own gymnasium. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed on Tuesday the first reading of an amendment to the college’s development plan that adds a multi-purpose gymnasium. The gym would be funded

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 16, 2015

    State law reduces tax value of watercraft, vehicles

    The appraised value of personal property in Pottawatomie County dropped by about $3.4 million in 2015, partly because of changes in state appraisal laws. Appraiser Lois Schlegel reviewed the figures Monday with Pottawatomie County commissioners after certifying the final appraisal figures to the county clerk. The appraised

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 16, 2015

    Law board tables new fitness test

    After more than a year of discussion, a new physical fitness test for Riley County police officers is on the horizon. The Riley County Law Board stopped short of approving the new test after a lengthy presentation during Monday’s monthly meeting to give two

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2015

    Airport director busy completing projects

    New Manhattan Regional Airport director Jesse Romo couldn’t have come at a busier time. In various stages of development are projects that expand the passenger terminal, create a new fixed-based operator building, relocate the military entrance road and improve Airport Road. “I came to

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2015

    Vet explains how to reduce risk of pets getting West Nile virus

    Mosquito season is arriving early, thanks to recent weather patterns, which means it’s time to start prevention measures a little sooner — not only for humans, but also for susceptible pets. “Our weather patterns have been quite abrupt and with the moisture that we’ve

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 15, 2015

    State to send renewals after all

    After the state announced plans to start sending motorists postcards instead of full-fledged vehicle renewal notices beginning in August, it appears the state won’t make the change after all. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger told county commissioners Monday that the state’s recently-passed tax

  • Local | June 15, 2015

    Tuttle Creek to reduce outflows, fix one tube as rain continues

    Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake said they planned to decrease the dam’s outflow from 16,000 cubic feet of water per second to 200 on Monday to protect areas downstream from flooding. An employee with the Tuttle Creek office of the Army Corps of Engineers said the

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 15, 2015

    Bringing West Coast style to new party store

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    An event-planning Kansan has returned home, and she brought some Los Angeles flavor with her. “I really wanted to take the influence of the West Coast and bring it here,” said Jill Mason. Mason opened Confetti and Cashmere Party Boutique at 108 N. 3rd St. at

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