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  • Local | June 05, 2015

    Crews deal with fallen trees, power outages after storm

    Storm7.phatch

    Emergency officials have concerns about potential Wildcat Creek flooding after a storm that lasted from Thursday evening into early Friday morning. After last night’s rainfall, Wildcat Creek at Scenic Drive went from 3.11 feet at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to 10.48 feet at 9:15 a.m. Friday. The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 05, 2015

    ATF officials make arrests at Midwest Wholesale

    A section of Fort Riley Boulevard was briefly closed during the Friday morning rush hour while Riley County and federal law enforcement officers executed arrest and search warrants at Mike Ryan’s Midwest Wholesale, an automobile wholesaler, at 524 Fort Riley Blvd. Law enforcement officials blocked

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    What’s happening on Memorial Stadium’s east side?

    Wonder1

    I have run stairs at K-State’s Memorial Stadium in the past for exercise, and last year they filled in nearly all the seating on the west side for landscaping. Now it looks like they’re starting to do something on the east side bleachers.

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 05, 2015

    Department heads request more money

    Riley County commissioners continued the early stages of the budget process on Thursday, when several department heads and outside agencies presented their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year. Requests will continue next week, with budget work sessions to follow. Public Works Director Leon Hobson requested $3,896,000,

  • Local |Business | June 05, 2015

    Store in ghost town to reopen as gallery

    The Volland Store near Alma is set to celebrate its reinvention on Sunday. The space, formerly a general store, will reopen as a venue for meetings, reunions, weddings, art exhibits and more. It will host a grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with

  • Local |Education | June 05, 2015

    Two schools closed

    Two Manhattan elementary schools were closed Friday after power problems related to thunderstorms during the night. USD 383 director of communications and safety Michele Jones said Bergman Elementary lost power and Lee Elementary had an air conditioning problem related to the weather. Bergman and Lee are

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 05, 2015

    City officials plan no cleanup after storm

    City manager Ron Fehr said on Friday that Manhattan isn’t planning a citywide cleanup effort following Thursday night’s storms that downed trees and knocked out power. Forestry and public works crews will continue to remove tree branches and debris from public roadways, Fehr

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    Friends of K-State Libraries to present ‘Jazz in June’ event

    The Friends of the K-State Libraries will present “Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz,” featuring the Kansas State University Faculty Jazztet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room. Guests will enjoy an evening of jazz, delicious snacks, wine and beer.

  • Local |Business | June 05, 2015

    Area artists to participate in art fair at Washburn

    TOPEKA — Three area artists will participate in the 23rd annual Mulvane Art Fair at Washburn University on Saturday and Sunday. Kristin Collier of Alta Vista, Pake McNally of Belvue and Judith Willingham of Manhattan will be part of the 90-plus artists from 17 states who will

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    KSU’s Launch a Business starts with kickoff event

    Entrepreneurs, mentors and College of Business Administration faculty and students came together recently to stimulate the Kansas startup economy with a kickoff event for the Kansas State University Launch a Business program. The program, which is sponsored by KS State Bank and the college’s

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