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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 28, 2014

    Poinsettia sale benefits Kansas State Gardens

    The annual Kansas State University Gardens poinsettia sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, will not only brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season, but also support student worker assistants and other operations at the gardens. The fundraising sale is organized by

  • Local | November 27, 2014

    NTSB: Bramlage had little experience with plane

    A Junction City businessman’s inexperience with the plane he was flying might have been a contributing factor in the crash that killed him and his five family members, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report. Ronald Bramlage, 45, and his family were returning to

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2014

    Volunteers prep dinner for 500-plus


    Manhattan’s Old Chicago general manager Mike Rice was hard at work in the kitchen by 8 a.m. Thursday morning. He got there two hours earlier. When your restaurant is hosting a free community Thanksgiving dinner planned to feed more than 500 people later in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 27, 2014

    Soldier’s bond set at $5M

    A Fort Riley soldier is facing a $5 million bond after being arrested by the Junction City Police Department in connection with distributing child pornography. Staff Sgt. James G. Henning, 40, Junction City, faces charges of sexual exploitation of a child, rape and aggravated sodomy. Henning made

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | November 27, 2014

    Fill December with dance, art, holiday music at K-State

    Holiday shows with LeAnn Rimes and the King’s Singers at McCain Auditorium, WinterDance 2014, a family holiday art workshop, a variety of concerts and many other performances highlight cultural activities at Kansas State University in December. The following events are sponsored by the university’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 26, 2014

    Soldiers treated to early Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Riley


    FORT RILEY — Soldiers, veterans and the public enjoyed Thanksgiving a few days early Tuesday at Demon’s Diner dining facility as the Big Red One celebrated with the theme, “The History of the Army Professional.” The theme was chosen by Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, the

  • Local |Business | November 26, 2014

    Stores to open Thursday for sales

    Black Friday is taking over Thanksgiving Day. In Manhattan, at least six major retailers will be open on Thanksgiving. Walmart will be open all day and other stores will begin opening at 5 p.m., including JC Penney, Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and

  • Local |Business | November 26, 2014

    November sales tax receipts up from 2013

    The city’s 2014 sales tax revenue is outpacing the previous two years’ performance heading into the final month of the year. Overall 2014 sales tax receipts through November are about $9.86 million, according to the November sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. This is 1.2 percent

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 26, 2014

    Pool parking decision on hold until facility study complete

    The Manhattan City Commission will wait until February to select an option for City Park’s pool parking lot and pedestrian improvements. During Tuesday’s work session, the commission decided to wait until there’s more information on developing park plans. Parks and Recreation director

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 26, 2014

    Man ordered not to contact victim in stabbing incident

    A man charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with a stabbing incident earlier this month was ordered by Judge William Malcolm on Tuesday not to contact the victim. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B, was arrested in Morris County Nov. 13 after

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