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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2015

    City launches web page on Blue River flooding

    With recent rains and high water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake, city officials on Thursday launched a web page to keep residents updated about the threat of Blue River flooding. contains information about current water levels in the river and how to be

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 18, 2015

    Pott County seeks info on wanted man

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance locating Anthony Brazzle, 22, possibly of the Manhattan area. He is wanted on several warrants for various offenses in Pottawatomie County, Wamego and Manhattan. Brazzle is about 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

  • Local | June 17, 2015

    Flood risk drops as downstream waters recede

    The likelihood of flooding from Tuttle Creek Lake has dropped from earlier this week, officials said Tuesday. The Army Corps of Engineers this week began to prepare for potential flooding because of a recent rise in the water level at the lake. The rise in

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 17, 2015

    Mullin to join Kansas Regents

    TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback appointed on Tuesday a Manhattan businessman to the Kansas Board of Regents, in addition to a Johnson County dentist and a Wichita-area CEO who is involved in the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. The appointees are Dennis Mullin of Manhattan, the CEO

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2015

    Local man in gun case granted release

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan man accused of smuggling guns to Europe and Australia was granted a pretrial release during a detention hearing on Tuesday in federal court in Topeka. Mike A. Ryan, 34, of Manhattan, was charged in an 18-count indictment unsealed last week after federal and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2015

    Scientists breeding ticks to slow spread of diseases

    To most people, ticks are loathsome, disease-riddled little bloodsuckers. Best avoided. To Roman Ganta, they’re a scientific subject worthy of a life’s work. He’s setting up a breeding facility in Manhattan,  just for ticks. Soon he’ll be raising thousands of

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 17, 2015

    MCC one step closer to building first gymnasium

    After nearly 70 years of athletics, Manhattan Christian College is closer to having its own gymnasium. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed on Tuesday the first reading of an amendment to the college’s development plan that adds a multi-purpose gymnasium. The gym would be funded

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 16, 2015

    State law reduces tax value of watercraft, vehicles

    The appraised value of personal property in Pottawatomie County dropped by about $3.4 million in 2015, partly because of changes in state appraisal laws. Appraiser Lois Schlegel reviewed the figures Monday with Pottawatomie County commissioners after certifying the final appraisal figures to the county clerk. The appraised

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 16, 2015

    Law board tables new fitness test

    After more than a year of discussion, a new physical fitness test for Riley County police officers is on the horizon. The Riley County Law Board stopped short of approving the new test after a lengthy presentation during Monday’s monthly meeting to give two

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2015

    Airport director busy completing projects

    New Manhattan Regional Airport director Jesse Romo couldn’t have come at a busier time. In various stages of development are projects that expand the passenger terminal, create a new fixed-based operator building, relocate the military entrance road and improve Airport Road. “I came to

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