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  • Local |Business | December 30, 2014

    Sears Hometown to open in January


    Close one Sears, and another shall take its place. Sears Hometown Store, which sells appliances, tools and seasonal items, will open early next year at 8055 E. U.S. 24, next to Feldkamp’s Furniture. Rusty Goodmiller, manager of the local store, said he’s aiming to

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 30, 2014

    K-State players receive love from whales at Sea World


    SAN ANTONIO — Alamo Bowl players got some love from beluga whales during a visit to Sea World on Tuesday morning. Despite temperatures of about 44 degrees, a group of players from the K-State and UCLA football teams donned wetsuits and got in the water to interact

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 30, 2014

    Commission still exploring purchase of former clinic

    Facilities and money occupied a brief morning session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Following a 30-minute executive session to discuss the acquisition of property, the commission approved two motions: to direct Administrator Robert Reece and Counselor John Watt to continue negotiations for the possible

  • Local |Education | December 30, 2014

    Riley man first to file for USD 378 board

    Glen R. Hawkins of Riley filed on Monday for an open seat on the USD 378 school board. Hawkins, a retireed U.S. Army officer, previously ran for the Kansas House of Representatives for the 64th District. He and Kathy Martin of Clay Center lost to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 30, 2014

    Three men arraigned in October kidnappings

    Three of four Manhattan men facing kidnapping and robbery charges in an apparent drug deal gone bad were arraigned Monday afternoon in Riley County court. Though he remained silent, Kaywaun Washington, 25, pleaded not guilty to his two charges of aggravated kidnapping and one charge each

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 29, 2014

    Court security tops 2015 goal list

    With 2015 just three days away, Riley County commissioners used a portion of Monday’s meeting to look ahead at goals for the new year. Commissioners outlined six priorities for the county in 2015: courthouse security improvements, 911 system improvements, fire station improvements, further communication and collaboration with

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | December 29, 2014

    Local doctor uses balloon instead of scalpel to treat vascular disease


    Dr. Raymond Dattilo of Manhattan is working to save lives by saving limbs. Dattilo focuses his practice, Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic, on treatment for critical limb ischemia, a form of peripheral arterial disease where there is a severe blockage in a patient’

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    Hundreds take to ice at City Park rink


    There’s only one way to celebrate winter during a virtually snow-less December in Manhattan — ice skating safely inside. Hundreds of people laced up their skates Saturday at the Manhattan indoor rink at the GTM Sportswear Family Center in City Park. Rink manager Paden Town

  • Local | December 28, 2014

    Awareness, testing key to limiting concussions

    More parents than ever are nervous about concussions when they send their kids out to play high school sports. Area coaches and administrators say that’s not a bad thing. “Legitimate concern is the right attitude,” said Mike Marsh, athletic director at Manhattan High. “It’

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 28, 2014

    New committees on tap for some area lawmakers

    Some area lawmakers will have new duties when the Kansas Legislature convenes on Jan. 12. Republican Rep. Tom Phillips, Manhattan, of the 67th District will sit on four committees this session with two of them being new to the representative. His new duties will come on

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