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  • Local |Business | January 13, 2015

    Westar officials discuss line route

    Westar Energy hopes to identify by early February its “preferred route” for new transmission lines from Jeffrey Energy Center to its substation east of Manhattan. Until a siting study is completed, however, Westar officials won’t know which route — including the current route — will be

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 13, 2015

    Trial set for daycare owner accused of harming child

    A Manhattan daycare operator is scheduled to stand trial in April for allegedly causing physical harm to an infant in her care. A jury trial for Lesa Heiman, former operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, was set in Riley County District Court on

  • Local |Education | January 13, 2015

    Incumbent first to file for USD 384 board

    In the Blue Valley school board’s first election filing, an incumbent signed up on Monday to run for one of four open seats. James Peter of Randolph, who served a term on the board already, filed to run in the April 7 election for school

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 13, 2015

    Commission approves closing health dept. for training

    The Riley County Health Department will close its facilities each quarter for staff training after approval on Monday from the county commission. Starting this year, in-service, training and professional development activities will happen for three hours in March, June, September and December. The health department’

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 13, 2015

    Six file campaign finance reports

    Four elected officials, a former candidate and a current candidate filed their campaign finance reports to meet the Jan. 10 deadline. Jolene Keck, Riley County elections supervisor, said these reports are for people with cash still in their accounts or new candidates. John Ball, who ran

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 13, 2015

    K-State student wins ‘dream job’ contest

    A Kansas State University student with a love for elephants will live a dream later this year. Rebecca Roeder won the opportunity to spend two weeks in Thailand as a wildlife volunteer providing direct care for Asian elephants. She said the trip would probably happen

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 13, 2015

    Two men arrested in Ogden burglary

    Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the burglary of an Ogden laundromat. Riley County police arrested Douglas Lee Carson, 32, and Evan Dary Megaw, 36, both of Ogden, for the burglary of Ogden Coin Laundromat, 301 Eighth St., that resulted in $1,875 in damage and loss. Carson

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2015

    Couples say ‘I do’ to wedding services at bridal show

    Hundreds of soon-to-be brides — and some soon-to-be grooms — browsed wedding vendor booths Sunday afternoon at the Flint Hills Bridal Show. More than 50 vendors showcased everything couples might need for their weddings, including wedding dresses, table decorations, DJs, hotel accommodations, photographers, teeth whitening and the crowd’

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 12, 2015

    City to discuss airport operator building

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss options on Tuesday about dealing with general aviation expansion at the Manhattan Regional Airport. The joint work session with the Airport Advisory Board starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the session is to address constructing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 12, 2015

    Man pleads guilty to June aggravated assault

    A Manhattan man who fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held a man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police in June pleaded guilty Monday morning. Kevin Flynn, who was 26 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault

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