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  • Local |Business | November 09, 2014

    Kramer new stylist at Trisha’s Studio 24

    Megan Kramer has been hired as a stylist at Trisha’s Studio 24, 8837 E. Highway 24, a full-service salon and day spa. Kramer specializes in highlights, color, waxing, haircuts, nail services and updos.  To make an appointment with Kramer, call Trisha’s Studio 24 at 785-537-2726.

  • Local |Business | November 09, 2014

    Sunflower Bank honoring veterans

    Sunflower Bank will honor service members and their families at its Manhattan branch, 2710 Anderson Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday. “We wanted to say thank you to our veterans and families for their sacrifices and service to our country,” said Mark Grant, senior vice

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 07, 2014

    Fort Riley program marks 30 years of holiday toy donations

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    FORT RILEY — The Christmas spirit was first sighted at Fort Riley Thursday morning, as the Big Red One held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off its 30th year of Operation Santa Claus. The program assists families who may be facing financial difficulties by providing toys

  • Local |Business | November 07, 2014

    Country club faces financial problems

    The Manhattan Country Club is considering a plan to address what officials called a “critical” financial situation. Citing stagnant membership and a significant debt load, the club’s board recently announced that without action the facility would have to be sold or face foreclosure. In

  • Local |Education | November 07, 2014

    Board looks at increase in tax authority

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could be sending out a mail-in ballot months from now seeking to raise the district’s budget authority. School board members began talking about the potential ballot measure to increase the district’s Local Option Budget (LOB) during their Wednesday meeting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 07, 2014

    KSU student a finalist for Rhodes scholarship

    Kansas State University student Ross Allen, a senior in economics and philosophy and a minor in nonprofit leadership studies, has advanced to the final round of the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship competition. Allen, of Soldier, will interview Saturday, Nov. 22, in St. Louis, Missouri, with other finalists from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 07, 2014

    Clay Center man dies in apparent hit-and-run

    CLAY CENTER — A Clay Center man died after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run incident Friday morning. Joe Knitter, 83, was hit by a westbound vehicle on U.S. 24, a half-mile east of Clay Center at 6:19 a.m., Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 07, 2014

    Legislative conference focuses on funding

    Area legislators were reminded their votes in Topeka affect more than just the state’s budget at the Riley County Legislative Conference on Thursday. State funding — or the lack thereof — was the focus of discussion among Riley County commissioners, department heads and three legislators. “We

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2014

    Barrett guilty in 2008 murder

    A jury found a Leonardville man who stabbed a pest exterminator to death in 2008 guilty of reckless second-degree murder. Howard Barrett, 58, stood trial in Riley County District Court this week, six years after the killing of Thomas James, 48, in February of that year. Barrett has

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | November 06, 2014

    Students vote for Brownback

    As Gov. Sam Brownback held onto his office in Tuesday’s election, he also eked out a narrow victory among local schoolchildren. USD 383 students cast their ballots in the Kids Voting Kansas event earlier this week. It’s sponsored by the school district and the

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