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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 11, 2014

    Commissioners approve sewer upgrade for University Park

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to proceed on a $4.2 million overhaul of the sewer system in University Park. All three commissioners agreed to the motion. County engineer Leon Hobson has said the current sewer system — which was built in 1962 — is deteriorating to the point of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 11, 2014

    Missing teen found

    Riley County police located a Manhattan teen on Thursday just a few hours after she was announced as missing. At about 1:20 p.m., police reported that 16-year-old Arayah Gauna had been gone from her home for more than 24 hours. She had left without giving any

  • Local |Business | July 10, 2014

    Manhattan’s largest private employer expands with new store

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    GTM Sportswear’s new K-State Super Store bears some resemblance to Bill Snyder Family Stadium’s renovated west side. There’s the color and stone, the building top that resembles a castle, and the general K-Stateness of the new store. “No, it wasn’t intentional,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 10, 2014

    Residents respond to sewer project

    University Park property owners told Riley County commissioners Thursday morning they were not happy with the commission’s plans to replace their decaying sewer system. The system, which was built in 1962, was found to be leaking into the ground and on May 19 Riley County Environmental

  • Local |Business | July 10, 2014

    Downtown stores close in outage Wednesday

    Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to close temporarily. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    Graphic novelist teaches young writers to think visually

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    Pens in their hands, 14 area teenagers have been learning how to tell stories in a workshop this week, exploring the possibilities as future writers.  The students are gathered at the K-State’s Beach Museum of Art for the week-long Young Writers’ Workshop, where they

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Arraignment set for Nichols

    An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Riley and Geary counties was scheduled on Wednesday in the Geary County case. Anthony Nichols, 33, will appear again in Geary County District Court on July 28 at 9 a.m. A jury trial is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Officials recover stolen motorhome

    Pottawatomie County authorities on Tuesday recovered a stolen motorhome, found other stolen property and drugs inside and arrested four Nebraskans believed to be responsible. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Gensler, 47, of Omaha, Neb., Denise Parks, 55, of Springfield, Neb., Douglas Hetrick, 34, of Omaha,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    KSU researcher: Prevention key to avoid chikungunya

    Cases of chikungunya continue to rise, with more than 100 people from the United States infected with the mosquito-borne virus that they contracted while out of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kansas State University’s Stephen Higgs, one of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 09, 2014

    Stores downtown and in mall close during temporary power outage

    Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to temporarily close. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power

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