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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 12, 2015

    Commissioners meet new fire supervisor, approve projects

    Pottawatomie County commissioners got to know their new fire supervisor Monday. Jared Barnes, on his first day on the job after being hired to replace Bruce Brazzle, gave commissioners a brief background of himself and his firefighting background. Barnes has been in the fire service

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2015

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members at K-State

    Nearly 100 Kansas State University students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the most prestigious all-discipline honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 12, 2015

    Police seize meth during drug arrest

    Riley County Police Special Investigations Units seized nearly a quarter-pound of methamphetamine during a drug arrest Monday night. Zachariah Eugene Walters, 33, Sedgwick, was arrested in the 1000 block of Westloop Place at 7:51 p.m. Monday. Police seized approximately 105 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of $10,500,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2015

    Student to study in Scotland

    Kansas State University student Jael Whitney, freshman in marketing, Overland Park, will study in Scotland this summer as part of the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute. The Fulbright Summer Institutes create international educational exchange opportunities for freshman and sophomores in college to increase mutual understanding between the

  • Local | May 11, 2015

    Rains wash away progress on ditch improvement project

    Heavy rains last week damaged an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, washing away progress on a grading project that so far has cost the county $49,964. Public works director Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday it’s time to go “back to

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2015

    Foundation campaign reminds donors ‘You can’t take it with you’


    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once penned a famous line. “Let me tell you about the very rich,” the “Great Gatsby” author wrote in a 1926 short story. “They are different from you and me.” However, if you asked Vern Henricks, president and CEO of the

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 11, 2015

    Commission to review priorities for 2015

    The Manhattan City Commission will review its 2015 goals and priorities on Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This session will not be televised. In January, the commission highlighted seven primary areas for the city administration to focus on in 2015. Commissioners

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 11, 2015

    MHS grad pleads no contest to robbery

    A former Manhattan High athlete pleaded no contest Monday morning to his role in a July 2014 aggravated robbery. Ty Suggs, 22, pleaded no contest to one count of conspiracy to commit an aggravated robbery with Trey Campbell. A single count of aggravated robbery was dropped as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | May 11, 2015

    Man who hosted Britt’s party pleads to open saloon charge

    A man who hosted a party at Britt’s Garden Acres, 1000 S. Scenic Drive, on a night in October in which gunshots were alleged to have been fired pleaded no contest Monday morning to one count of hosting an open saloon. Judge David Stutzman on

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2015

    K-State architectural engineering students win national scholarships

    Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been selected to receive two of the five national scholarships awarded by the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Alex Pint, fifth-year graduate student, Leawood, will receive the $7,500 Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Scholarship in Honor

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