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  • Local |Government & Politics | February 20, 2015

    Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during a joint meeting between the

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Council Grove girl shines in TV appearance

    Ellen girl a1.phatch

    Macey Hensley may only be 5 years old, but she probably knows more about U.S. presidents than you do — a lot more. In fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of presidential history is so impressive it recently landed her a free trip from Council Grove — population 2,114 — to

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history

    Jim.phatch

    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’s hottest song. But that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 20, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 20, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers returning from deployment to Kuwait

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of about 50 soldiers returned in January, with the remaining set to redeploy in the next few weeks. The entire brigade

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Driver under influence in crash that killed unborn child

    Riley County police gathered syringes, pills and illegal narcotics at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in May that officials say caused the death of an unborn child, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., failed to yield at a stop sign at

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 19, 2015

    County to hold off on fire station bids

    The Riley County Commission decided Thursday to delay bid approval for the proposed Tuttle Creek Fire Station. Pat Collins, emergency management director for Riley County, told the commission that the two lowest bids were $658,527 and $675,500, but he recommended delaying a decision until after the fire

  • Local |Education |Business | February 19, 2015

    Board approves bid for tech upgrades

    The computer network at Manhattan-Ogden schools should run more smoothly in the near future. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a $324,859 bid from Alexander Open Systems in Topeka to upgrade the district’s network equipment. The equipment is a set of of switch systems, which look

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Man charged with homicide plans to apply for diversion

    A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist in June plans to apply for a diversion. On Wednesday, Derik Kesler, 33, represented by his counsel Tom Lemon, Topeka, didn’t enter a plea in Riley County District Court on a misdemeanor charge

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Student charged in drug bust appears in court

    A K-State student made her first court appearance on Wednesday in connection with a drug bust earlier this month in which police seized more than $170,000 worth of drugs and cash. Katherine Nguyen, a junior in biological systems engineering, 918 Osage St., represented herself in front of

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