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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Man sentenced to 60 days in convenience store incident

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Monday in a case connected with a May shooting at the Hop-N-Skip convenience store, 2233 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Daeshawn Bryant was sentenced to 60 days in jail and probation for 18 months with an underlying sentence of 25 months with the Kansas Department of

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Lewis outraised Wilson in county bid

    Although Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis out-raised Republican challenger Ben Wilson, that money didn’t translate to a win, as the 21-year-old K-State student beat out the incumbent by 66 votes in the August primary. The candidates’ receipts and expenditures report, which documented financial activity for

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Uncontested reps still raising money

    Even without opponents, area politicians are still raising money for their campaigns. Candidates in state races filed campaign finance reports on Monday, documenting financial activity from July 25 through Oct. 23. For incumbent state representatives, these funds were raised after it became clear they had no opposition

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Development causing traffic congestion

    Congestion at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Green Valley Road during peak traffic periods is bad and will only get worse as rapid development in the area continues. That was the message from Leu Lowrey, Pottawatomie County public works director, who presented county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | October 28, 2014

    Junction City man pleads guilty to stealing from Army program

    TOPEKA — A Junction City man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing public funds from an Army program at Fort Riley, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Michael Steffens, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of stealing public money. Steffens admitted in his plea that the crime occurred

  • Local | October 28, 2014

    Royals’ run brings back memories for man, grandson

    Kansas City Royals fans are hoping history repeats itself as the team returns home needing to win two straight games to take the World Series, just like in 1985. Mel House of Manhattan had an up-close view of history in 1985 for Game 6 against the St. Louis

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 28, 2014

    Kansas State students selected to promote libraries, educate peers

    Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers. Eleven students from a wide range of majors have been

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 28, 2014

    Tours set at K-State’s haunted Purple Masque

    The K-State Theatre Organization at Kansas State University is celebrating Halloween with “The Haunted Masque” at the Purple Masque Theatre from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29-31. “The Haunted Masque” is an opportunity to tour the Purple Masque Theatre, find out about some of its

  • Local | October 28, 2014

    County to have Ebola meetings

    Riley County Health Department officials announced two community information meetings on the Ebola virus. The first is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 145 at K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute. The second is from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Large Assembly Room (Room 161)

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 27, 2014

    Aggieville barber gives up his chair after 50 years

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    When Roger Allerheiligen opened Aggieville barbershop Campus Hairstyling nearly 30 years ago, he made sure that the first haircut he gave was for his then-10-year-old son, Jarod. Last Saturday, Allerheiligen ended his 50 years of experience as a barber in similar fashion, this time by giving

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