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

    Roberts gets 18 months for thefts

    Tracy Shane Roberts, a former executive officer for the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, will serve 18 months in prison for stealing money from the organization. Judge Meryl Wilson issued the sentence on Monday in Riley County District Court. Roberts, 45, Wamego, was charged with 30 counts of

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

    JC apartment builder sentenced to 57 months

    TOPEKA — A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison for fraud and money laundering related to the construction of an apartment complex in Junction City. John Wyatt Duncan, Jr., 53, Topeka, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, one count of money

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

    2 people injured in head-on crash Sunday near Wamego

    Two people were transported by Life Star helicopter to a medical facility after a head-on collision early Sunday morning. The wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m., a mile east of Wamego on Highway 24. Cameron Renfro, 23, of Silver Lake, and Jeffrey Fisher, 47, of Wamego, both were

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 07, 2014

    1st prepares to deploy

    The 1st Infantry Division’s headquarters will case its colors in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Fort Riley’s Victory Park in preparation for its deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility. About 200 Soldiers from the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 06, 2014

    CVB study, hospital rezoning on city commission’s agenda

    The Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau will present the results of a study on its marketing effectiveness on Tuesday at the Manhattan City Commission meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The study results will be a part of the CVB’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 06, 2014

    Commission supports parks projects

    Riley County commissioners discussed projects to activate during a 2014 Capital Improvement Project work session with Riley County Budget and Finance Officer Johnette Shepek Monday morning in the commission chambers. Commissioners had $1,000,000 to work with out of the CIP fund, but decided to choose priority projects

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 06, 2014

    Orchestra to perform Czech-inspired concert

    Kansas State University’s Symphony Orchestra invites listeners to shed digital music with a variety of traditional Czech Republic-inspired performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at McCain Auditorium. The evening is a nod to Manhattan’s partner city connections with Dobrichovice, a city in the

  • Local |Business | October 06, 2014

    Discovery Center exhibit features KSU garments

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring ‘20s to the Great Depression. Both are part of “Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917-1963,” an exhibit at

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 06, 2014

    Johnson Center will present lecturer

    The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University will present the inaugural Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the president’s office, at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in 221 Ackert Hall. It will be part of the weekly Division of Biology seminar series, but

  • Local |Kansas State University |Fort Riley | October 05, 2014

    K-State, Fort Riley renew unique bond at football game


    Awash in a sea full of purple, patches of camouflage were scattered throughout Bill Snyder Family Stadium Saturday afternoon. Kansas State University honored the soldiers of the Big Red One and all military personnel at its annual Fort Riley Day in conjuncture with the K-State

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