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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 27, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier found dead from gunshot

    JUNCTION CITY —Police discovered a Fort Riley soldier dead from a single gunshot wound on Monday. Junction City police and Fire Department and EMS responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5 Monday in response to a call that a subject had been shot. When police arrived,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 26, 2014

    City to begin budget talks

    City commissioners will start its 2015 budget discussions Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This is the beginning of a planning process that will last through August. The preliminary 2015 mill levy is 46.078 mills, an increase of 2.654 mills from this current year.

  • Local | May 26, 2014

    Despite rain, residents gather to honor fallen soldiers

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    The early morning rains on Monday lifted as more than one hundred people began to arrive at Sunset Cemetery. They came as many of them do every year to commemorate Memorial Day. The strains of songs played by the Manhattan Municipal Band such as “America

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2014

    Area students honored on Flint Hills All-Academic Team

    From state schools to Ivy Leagues, area high school seniors are ready to take their next educational steps. They’ve been working hard these last four years, succeeding academically, athletically and artistically, building their knowledge, talents and skills. Thirteen students were selected for the The

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    Fun, tradition endure at Waterville’s Wooden Nickel Day

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    WATERVILLE — The city of Waterville is no doubt a remote community. Forty miles north of Manhattan on U.S. Highway 77 and hidden away in the rolling shades of the now green Flint Hills with other blink-and-you-miss-them communities, such as Blue Rapids to its east and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    KSU expert offers safe grilling tips

    A K-State food safety specialist warned consumers to be extra careful when grilling out this holiday weekend. Bryan Severns, director of food programming and services for Kansas State University Olathe, said all food, especially raw meat, has pathogens in it. “You want to make sure

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2014

    MHS Pops Choir marks 50 years of gleeful performing

    Manhattan High Schools Pops Choir turned 50 years old this year, and one of its original members — now a play and screen writer in California — was back in town. Richard Broadhurst of Sacramento, Calif., was a senior in high school when the Pops Choir was created

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    MHS grad’s film wins at Cannes

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    A film whose executive producer grew up in Manhattan won a top prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France this weekend. “Foxcatcher” won the best director prize for Bennett Miller, who also directed “Moneyball.” The film is the brainchild of Manhattan native Mike

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    Entrepreneur center names new director

    Chad Jackson is the new director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Jackson had been serving as the center’s interim director for the past year. “Chad Jackson is the perfect fit for our

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2014

    KSU names 1st ‘human capital’ VP

    K-State on Thursday announced the selection of Cheryl Johnson as the university’s first-ever vice president of human capital. The move is part of the school’s intiative to “consolidate and integrate” university-wide human resource functions and services offered through the Office of Academic Personnel,

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