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  • Local |Business | June 30, 2015

    Bob Bramlage’s passion for racing leads to big win at famous Le Mans track

    Russ Briggs claims he can be emotional at times, but this particular moment was so very, very special.  When the Manhattan auto dealer heard some good news from his longtime friend Bob Bramlage, Briggs admits that he broke down in tears. “If anyone has

  • Local |Education | June 30, 2015

    Board to discuss decision on funding

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss the ramifications of Friday’s court ruling on school finance during its Wednesday meeting. The board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. A Shawnee County District Court panel ruled Friday on Luke Gannon

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan. Riley County Police officers responded to a welfare check at 6:25 p.m. and found the man’s vehicle on a private gravel access point

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat. Police said staff members thought the item, a large envelope, was out of the norm and contacted police. A patrol officer responded,

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Stampede wraps up with Travis Tritt, mild temperatures

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    Grammy-winner Travis Tritt took the Stampede stage Sunday, closing out a festival marked by mild temperatures and very little rain. Tritt played to an audience that included lots of families and was predictably smaller than the Friday and Saturday night crowds. But fans cheered for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Booker gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia granted a request from John T. Booker

  • Local | June 29, 2015

    EMS: Few injuries at festival

    The number of medical emergencies at this year’s Country Stampede was down slightly from last year, officials said Monday. The festival was a “very good event, from an EMS perspective,” Riley County director of emergency services Larry Couchman told Riley County commissioners during Monday’

  • Local |Business |Neighbors |Food & Drink | June 29, 2015

    Hulon feels lucky to have made love of wine into career

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    Having worked in restaurants since he was 14 years old, Ian Hulon described his career as more of a love affair with the industry. Hulon started working at Harry’s Restaurant in downtown Manhattan in 2006 as a bartender and server. He began to work more closely

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 29, 2015

    County to strengthen Ebola preparedness plans

    The Riley County Health Department Monday announced plans to strengthen its ability to respond in the case of an Ebola outbreak. The agreement is a precautionary measure that aims to prevent outbreaks like the one in 2014, which resulted in restrictions to travel to the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Soldier pleads no contest to rape of child

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded no contest to raping a child and indecent liberties with a child in a plea agreement reached last week, just before a jury trial scheduled to begin Monday morning in Riley County District Court. Timothy Charles Ayers, 42, could have faced

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