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  • Local | May 29, 2015

    Manhattan man reaches 19-gallon mark at Red Cross blood drive


    Cliff Meloan has passed out once — just once — while donating blood. It was his fourth time. “I thought I was OK,” he said. “And so I went over to get my orange juice and cookie. Someone put a glass of ice water in front of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2015

    What happened to the man in the seed theft case?


    Q: Whatever happened to the man who was arrested for allegedly stealing rice seeds and handing them over to the Chinese? A: Ah, you’re talking about Weiqiang Zhang. Simple answer: Zhang is living in Manhattan with his wife and children. He remains under indictment

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2015

    Hospital to start $15.5M upgrades

    Via Christi Hospital’s $15.5 million facility renovation will begin on Monday. The project starts with the emergency department expansion. Work on the new outpatient pavilion will begin in July. Completion of both projects is expected in August 2016. Kayla Thomas, hospital marketing coordinator, said several different

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2015

    Adventure park offers views of Manhattan from above


    As Steve and Kris Springer see it, people spend enough time flipping through smart phones and tablets these days — it’s time for them to get outside, and start zipping through the trees. It hasn’t been an easy process for the Springers, but after

  • Local | May 28, 2015

    4-Hers experience college life at Discovery Days


    It’s a mini-college experience and a time for 4-Hers across the state to come together for a week of learning and fun, according to those who make it happen. This year, 620 junior high and high school students, as well as adults, are participating in 4

  • Local |Education | May 28, 2015

    Despite perfect rounds, local speller misses cut


    Manhattan’s eighth-grade 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee qualifier Ella Rosenkranz will not move on as a semifinalist in the competition this week. Rosenkranz, a student at Eisenhower Middle School, made it all the way to Washington, D.C., for the bee and spelled two words — “

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 28, 2015

    New mapping data to arrive a month early

    Riley County will have updated mapping data sooner than expected, said county IT director Kevin Howser. The data is from an airplane equipped with LiDAR — which stands for Light Detection And Ranging — technology. The process involves a remote-sensing method used to examine contours of the

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2015

    Manhattan’s sales tax receipts continue to surge

    Manhattan’s May sales tax collections increased nearly 7 percent compared to the same period last year. The city had $917,647 in sales tax revenue, according to the May sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. That is an increase of $58,228 or about 6.78 percent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2015

    Man arrested after accident

    Riley County police Thursday morning arrested Jason Lawrence Calhoun, 37, no known address, after they said he ran away from the scene of a three-vehicle accident at approximately 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Casement Road. Police issued a notice Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 28, 2015

    Soldier held after child injured

    Kansas City, Missouri, police on Wednesday arrested a Fort Riley soldier on a warrant after a three-month-old infant was transferred from Geary Community Hospital to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The infant showed signs that it had been abused and was in critical

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