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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Daycare owner’s sentencing delayed

    A former Manhattan daycare owner who was found guilty of aggravated battery and endangering a child had her sentencing delayed in Riley County Court on Tuesday. State prosecutors are still trying to determine the amount of restitution 23-year-old Lesa Heiman owes before moving forward with

  • Local |Education | May 27, 2015

    Manhattan speller advances at national bee

    In March, Ella Rosenkranz bested 46 other students in Topeka to reach this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Wednesday morning, Ella, an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, correctly spelled her first word — “samurai” — during the live competition. That’s the good news. The bad

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Rescue team saves canoeists on Kansas River

    Rescue crews saved two stranded canoeists on the Kansas River on Sunday after they were unable to reach their intended boat ramp. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two canoeists on the Kansas River east of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbery

    A masked Manhattan man who stole an occupied vehicle in the HyVee parking lot was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison. Benjamin Abrams, 33, will serve 60 months for the Oct. 25 aggravated robbery where he used a gun to steal a 1993 Ford truck from Virgil

  • Local | May 26, 2015

    50 years on, K-State ceremony honors Vietnam veterans


    Ron Trewyn said on Monday that Memorial Day is intended to recognize everyone who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in America’s armed forces throughout the nation’s history. But Monday’s ceremony at Kansas State University recalled the fallen of one war. A

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Campbell gets 5-plus years in prison for pot robbery

    A judge sentenced on Tuesday morning a Manhattan man to 5 1/2 years in prison for using a handgun in a July marijuana robbery. Trey Campbell, 21, was found guilty by a jury on April 24 for one count of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Man accused of hitting bicyclist to stand trial in September

    A judge on Tuesday set a three-day jury trial for a Rossville man accused of causing the June death of a Manhattan bicyclist. Derik Kesler, 33, represented by Tom Lemon, of Topeka, will appear before a jury in Riley County District Court on Sept. 22-24. Kesler

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 25, 2015

    City to start budget talks

    The Manhattan City Commission will begin 2016 budget discussions Tuesday during a work session. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The preliminary 2016 mill levy is 47.896 mills, an increase of 3.933 mills from the current year. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed,

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 25, 2015

    Dianne Paukstelis takes delight in acting, pageant directing


    Dianne Paukstelis leads a triple life. Paukstelis works for the Kansas State College of Engineering as a project coordinator for the University Engineering Alliance by day. When duty calls, she’s an actress and pageant director by night, and also during the day. Paukstelis served

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2015

    Documenting the Kanza Indian Village lost to time, erosion

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    An off-the-beaten path exploratory journey led a group of 13 Americans to the Kanza Indians at Blue Earth Village near Manhattan in 1819, but there are few signs of the village left today. Kansas State University associate professor of archeology Lauren Ritterbush researched the visit to Blue

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