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  • Local | June 08, 2014

    Residents mark city’s founding with block parties


    Manhattanites got a little neighborly on Saturday holding block parties across the city in celebration of Manhattan Day. The annual event honors the city’s founding in June of 1855, when two groups of settlers worked together to form the city. There were about 25 neighborhood parties

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 08, 2014

    Clay Center couple copes with death of 1-year-old son in SUV accident


    CLAY CENTER — After suffering every parent’s worst nightmare, Bryan Dame and Ashleigh Cheramie are searching for understanding and healing. The couple’s son, 1-year-old Kael Dame, died in an accident Monday night after he was struck by an SUV in the grass parking lot

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 08, 2014

    Junction City pair arrested on drug charges

    Junction City authorities seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia and arrested two people after searching a residence Friday morning. Steven Simpson, 24, and Bethany Johnson, 25, both of Junction City, were arrested after a search warrant was executed by the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group and SWAT

  • Local | June 08, 2014

    Linear trail closed for repairs

    Hopefully, your favorite stretch of the Linear Trail isn’t closed. The portion of Linear Trail from the Midwest Concrete entrance at 701 S. Fourth to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1201 Levee Drive is closed until further notice, the Parks and Recreation department announced. Department director

  • Local |Business | June 08, 2014

    Entrepreneurs build crop spray technology, give to community

    The population estimates are in. Census Bureau data show the most recent estimates of population change in Kansas counties, with a pattern of urban growth and rural population loss — except for a few counties that have bucked the trend. For example, the northernmost tier of

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 08, 2014

    Vet students build dog houses

    This idea is definitely for the dogs — and all for a tail-wagging cause. College of Veterinary Medicine students at Kansas State University recently assembled and painted doghouses in the Homes for Hounds event to raise funds for two area nonprofit animal welfare organizations: Helping Hands

  • Local |Business | June 08, 2014

    RCPD captain to retire

    Captain Hank Nelson is retiring from the Riley County Police Department. Captain Nelson began his career with the department in January 1988 as a police officer. He will retire effective July 1 after more than 26 years of service to the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County. A

  • Local |Business | June 07, 2014

    Electronic repair shop opens

    ThinkTech, a electronic repair store, is open at 3003 Anderson Ave. It offers repair services for computers and electronics including phones, tablets, consoles, TVs, Mac and PC. Two of the three owners are studying computer engineering at K-State. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.

  • Local | June 06, 2014

    Veteran recalls scene at Normandy on June 6, 1944


    Seventy years ago today, William “Bill” Taylor was on a boat filled with halftracks and a jeep on its way to invade a beach in German-occupied Normandy, France. Taylor, now 93, was a part of the legendary D-Day invasion. “I got close enough to the beach

  • Local |Business | June 06, 2014

    GMCF approves $130,000 in grants

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will have a grants reception to give out $130,000 in funds to local organizations Monday. The reception — open to the public — will recognize 32 grant recipients from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 612 Poyntz Ave. The foundation’

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