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  • Local |Education | July 30, 2014

    3,000 students enroll at district-wide event

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    More than 100 school staff and administrators came together Wednesday to give parents a “one-stop shop” enrollment experience. The annual Central Enrollment event, held at Manhattan High School West Campus, allows parents to go to one place to enroll their children, regardless of what school they’

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Commissions approve bridge deck upgrade

    Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee county commissioners reached unanimous consensus Monday to move forward with rehabilitation of the deck of the Belvue Bridge. The consensus was reached following a 90-minute presentation during which representatives of the Truesdell Corporation said the aging span is indeed a viable candidate

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Swanson raises $14,000 in race

    Susie Swanson received more than double the campaign contributions of her nearest competitor, Kathy Martin, in the Kansas House 64th District race, according to reports. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by Monday. The information in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2014

    Wamego woman killed in crash

    A 26-year-old Wamego woman died after her motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Monday afternoon about three miles north of Wamego on Kansas Highway 99. The Kansas Highway Patrol at 3:17 p.m. reported that Stephanie Kickbush was traveling south on K-99 on a 2009 Yamaha XT250 when

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2014

    Trial set for Nichols in Burroughs murder

    Anthony Nichols didn’t speak a word Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court during an arraignment hearing for his first-degree murder case. After a formal reading of the charge was waived, District Chief Judge Meryl Wilson entered a not guilty plea for the 34-year-old

  • Local | July 29, 2014

    Nixon newspapers on display at museum

    Richard M. Nixon resigned as president of the United States on Aug. 9, 1974 — nearly 40 years ago — after addressing the nation via radio and television the night before. Nixon’s resignation was the culmination of an arduous investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal. Nixon

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2014

    County honors long-time treasurer

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    Riley County commissioners honored retiring county treasurer Eileen King Monday morning by presenting her with a plaque honoring her 30 years of service in the public sector. King, who announced her retirement in June, will be replaced by Shilo Heger, who was selected as the successor

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2014

    Organizers plan 2nd Everybody Counts

    The second Everybody Counts event for people and families in need will happen Saturday. Organizers are describing the event as a community celebration with a cookout and children’s activities, including a bouncy house. But it also serves as a way to quantify people in

  • Local |Traffic | July 28, 2014

    Bevy of road projects could affect traffic

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    Two street construction projects should be completed Friday as crews begin work on a slate of new projects. Construction at the 17th Street and Laramie Street intersection, and work on Poyntz Avenue and U.S. Highway 24 outside the entrance to Manhattan Town Center are expected

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2014

    Attorneys seek to dismiss charges in JC murder case

    JUNCTION CITY — An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Geary and Riley counties was continued on Monday when his attorney indicated they’re seeking to have an aggravated robbery charge dismissed in the Geary County case. Anthony Nichols, 34, appeared

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