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  • 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

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 19, 2015

    KSU student from China wins design competition

    Lanting Su, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. Su, from China, was the competition judges’ top selection for

  • Local |Arts & Leisure | February 19, 2015

    ‘The Music Man,’ gallery openings and more

    Ben Hopper Contributing writer This weekend, ya got trouble, with a capital T, just down the road in Wamego. The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “The Music Man,” the Tony Award-winning show written by Meredith Wilson and set in River Bend, Iowa. The story follows the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Police expect 4 times normal number of arrests for event

    Riley County police expect this year’s Fake Patty’s Day Celebration, which will take place on March 7, to be similar to last year. What does that mean, exactly? For the last three years, during the 35 hours surrounding Fake Patty’s Day, police have reported

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    ‘Stealth’ antennas approved for Bluemont Hotel

    If things go correctly, you won’t see the city’s latest move, but you will experience the change. After the Manhattan City Commission’s approval Tuesday, U.S. Cellular will install three pairs of “stealth” telecommunication antennas near the top of Bluemont Hotel — one

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    Board members at odds about agenda policy

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting turned into a policy dispute after two hours of smooth discussion on Tuesday afternoon. Board chair Robert Boyd accused board member Wynn Butler of breaking Kansas statute 19-4430 when Butler sent an email concerning the law board’

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    Wamego commission denies citizens’ building code petition

    An issue between the Wamego City Commission and property owners will appear on a ballot question nearly a year after the point of contention was created. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday not to accept a petition that proposed eliminating the requirement of a contractor’s license

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2015

    Committee hears proposed athletic, activity cuts

    A USD 383 budget committee discussed the future of officials, games, coaches, field trips, choreographers while considering recommendations to trim the district’s budget. The USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee discussed potential cuts in the district’s athletic and activity programs at a Tuesday meeting. The advisory

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Fugitive nabbed in JC

    With the help of tips submitted by people in the Junction City area, the Junction City Police Department caught a missing fugitive. Arthur Van Tassel, 29, was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation, on a

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