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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 09, 2015

    Arraignment set for man accused of killing uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand has been bound over for trial in connection with the Dec. 10 death of his uncle at Belvue. Following a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Arand on charges of

  • Local |Neighbors | March 09, 2015

    Ex-Iraqi interpreter now a US citizen

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    Having felt that his life was in danger for six years during the Iraq war, Ayad Ahmed says he has felt safe since he moved to Manhattan in 2009. And just a few months ago, on Nov. 14, 2014, Ahmed became an American citizen after years of waiting

  • Local | March 09, 2015

    Two Kansas cattle trails closer to national recognition

    WICHITA — The possible national designation of two Kansas cattle trails is a step closer to reality. The Chisholm and Great Western trails have been studied by the federal government since 2009, when Congress directed the secretary of the Interior to evaluate the trails to see whether

  • Local |Business | March 08, 2015

    Faux celebration starts in neighborhoods, moves to Aggieville

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    One thing college students apparently are eager to get up early for is Fake Patty’s Day. “It’s Fake Patty’s Day!” a man’s voice proclaimed Saturday announcing the commencement of the annual faux holiday celebration to the neighborhood surrounding Ratone Street. “It’

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 08, 2015

    City, county applying for $25M HUD grant

    Perhaps that frightening yearly wait to see if the waters of Wildcat Creek might once again rip through people and property on the west side of Manhattan could be coming to an end. Perhaps. In a situation that seems as sudden as the floods themselves,

  • Local |Business | March 08, 2015

    Airport officials unveil new terminal

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    Commercial plane passengers will experience new surroundings arriving and leaving Manhattan starting this week. The Manhattan Regional Airport had an open house Friday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its two-phase passenger terminal expansion. Once both phases are completed, passengers will board

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 08, 2015

    Police report 19 arrests at FPD briefing

    As of 8 p.m on Saturday, police had arrested 19 people during Fake Patty’s Day. “We’ve actually had a fairly good start to the day compared to last year and years past,” said Riley County police Public Information Officer Matt Droge at the event’

  • Local | March 08, 2015

    Oral history project preserves memories of WWII vets

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    As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, a local resource offers a glimpse into the personal side of the war. As interest in the war and those who fought in it increases, a Riley County Historical Society project offers a

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    McCullough promotes HUD employee

    McCullough Development, Inc., promoted Sharon Burnett to director of Housing and Urban Development operations. Burnett began her employment with MDI in 1987 in an administrative capacity for MDI’s HUD properties, which are leased to individuals 62 years and older and/or who are mobility impaired. MDI

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2015

    Manhattan architect elected as state chapter president

    Tim Clark, an architect in Manhattan, has been elected president of the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Clark will be one of the state association leaders presiding over “KanStruct 2015,” the first joint conference of construction industry professionals in Kansas. A native of

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