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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 09, 2014

    Commissioners discuss faulty wind turbine

    The fate of one of Riley County’s wind turbines is up in the air. Public Works Director and County Engineer Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday morning one of its four turbines has had a tough time staying operational. The turbines — installed near

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

    Trial set in kidnapping, theft case

    Jury trials were scheduled on Monday for a Manhattan man facing kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft charges in one case, and two counts of theft and one count of making false information in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, stood before Riley County Judge John Bosch as

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 09, 2014

    Commission to tackle utility rates

    City commissioners will discuss utility rates Tuesday during a 2015 budget work session. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed utility increases are four percent for water, three percent for wastewater, and four percent for residential and commercial stormwater. Carryover topics from

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 09, 2014

    Summit seeks to improve rural access to good food

    Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthful food in rural areas is a growing concern. To help small grocery store owners create sustainable solutions, Kansas State University is hosting the

  • Local | June 08, 2014

    Residents mark city’s founding with block parties

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    Manhattanites got a little neighborly on Saturday holding block parties across the city in celebration of Manhattan Day. The annual event honors the city’s founding in June of 1855, when two groups of settlers worked together to form the city. There were about 25 neighborhood parties

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 08, 2014

    Clay Center couple copes with death of 1-year-old son in SUV accident

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    CLAY CENTER — After suffering every parent’s worst nightmare, Bryan Dame and Ashleigh Cheramie are searching for understanding and healing. The couple’s son, 1-year-old Kael Dame, died in an accident Monday night after he was struck by an SUV in the grass parking lot

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 08, 2014

    Junction City pair arrested on drug charges

    Junction City authorities seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia and arrested two people after searching a residence Friday morning. Steven Simpson, 24, and Bethany Johnson, 25, both of Junction City, were arrested after a search warrant was executed by the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group and SWAT

  • Local | June 08, 2014

    Linear trail closed for repairs

    Hopefully, your favorite stretch of the Linear Trail isn’t closed. The portion of Linear Trail from the Midwest Concrete entrance at 701 S. Fourth to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1201 Levee Drive is closed until further notice, the Parks and Recreation department announced. Department director

  • Local |Business | June 08, 2014

    Entrepreneurs build crop spray technology, give to community

    The population estimates are in. Census Bureau data show the most recent estimates of population change in Kansas counties, with a pattern of urban growth and rural population loss — except for a few counties that have bucked the trend. For example, the northernmost tier of

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 08, 2014

    Vet students build dog houses

    This idea is definitely for the dogs — and all for a tail-wagging cause. College of Veterinary Medicine students at Kansas State University recently assembled and painted doghouses in the Homes for Hounds event to raise funds for two area nonprofit animal welfare organizations: Helping Hands

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