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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 31, 2014

    City ready to make decision on money for Tallgrass

    City commissioners will vote on whether to enter a funding agreement with Tallgrass Brewing Company during their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. During its March 25 meeting, the commission expressed support for Tallgrass’ economic development application, which requests $430,000 from the city. The funding would support the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

  • Local |Business | March 31, 2014

    Sale tax receipts down

    Manhattan’s sales tax receipts were off nearly 7 percent in March, according to figures released Monday by Bernie Hayen, city treasurer. The numbers reflect sales in January due to a lag in reporting and disbursement by the state. Total sales tax revenues reported for March

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Marysville teen killed in crash

    A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | March 31, 2014

    ‘Anton in Show Business’ comes to Purple Masque

    Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will present the madcap comedy “Anton in Show Business” by Jane Martin at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 in East Stadium’s Purple Masque Theatre. This play follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 31, 2014

    Everyone invited to slow down, view art at K-State

    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is inviting everyone to slow down and enjoy a special day appreciating some special art. The Kansas State University art museum is taking part in the sixth annual global Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 12. From 10 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 30, 2014

    Manhattan girl dies in AZ

    Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:

  • Local | March 30, 2014

    Public takes advantage of activities at Tuttle Creek

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    In gorgeous weather with the scent of burning prairie smoke filling the air, area residents emerged from a long winter to enjoy the annual open house at Tuttle Creek Lake on Saturday. Visitors ran in a “Zombie 5K,” took nature walks, threw tomahawks and shot

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