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  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Two named district’s teachers of the year

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    Two teachers have received the honor of being the USD 383 teachers of the year for 2014-2015. Casey Ewy, a special education teacher at Anthony Middle School, and Ashley Messick, a first-grade teacher at Northview Elementary School, were recognized at Wednesday’s USD 383 Board of Education

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 03, 2014

    Commission OKs 2 new positions

    The Riley County Commission approved proposals by the county health department to fund two new full-time positions Thursday morning. Jason Orr, who has been the Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator on a part-time basis, will now be full-time in the same role, and the recently

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2014

    Auction to offer signed football, gift baskets

    Those attending Kansas State University’s 18th annual Travel and Dining Auction on Friday may bid on auction items ranging from a football autographed by Bill Snyder to a dinner party for eight at President Kirk Schulz’s home, then snack at the macaroni and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    Trial set for woman accused of helping killer

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    A Manhattan woman accused of aiding and abetting first-degree murder requested a continuation of a hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Christina Love, 50, is set for trial on June 2 in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September of 2013. Love’s

  • Local | April 02, 2014

    Two services planned for Manhattan woman

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    Funeral services have been arranged for former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon. McClendon, 18, died early Sunday morning after falling from a 10th-floor apartment balcony near Arizona State University in Tempe, where she was a freshman. Services for her will be at 7 p.m.

  • Local |Business | April 02, 2014

    Hotel occupancy down slightly for 2014

    Occupancy is down this year at local hotels, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city has 1,263 hotel rooms, and on average only 563 of those were filled, according to data through February. That’s an occupancy rate of 44.6 percent, down from 58.7 percent in 2012 and 56.3

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 02, 2014

    City approves $430,000 for Tallgrass

    City commissioners unanimously approved Tallgrass Brewing Company’s economic development application Tuesday. The city is entering an agreement with Tallgrass, providing up to $430,000 over the next 10 years. “As a whole, I think the project will be interesting to watch and a great show of helping

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    JC woman charged with DUI in accident

    A woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of driving under the influence and several other charges after her car crashed on East Chestnut Street in Junction City, sending a teen passenger to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Tammy Patterson, 38, of Junction City,

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 02, 2014

    Business owners on N. Third Street want upgrades

    North Third Street business owners on Tuesday advocated finishing development of their end of the road . Russ Weisbender, owner of Overlay Properties, described businesses on his property in the area as being “slowly strangled out of business” because of limited access to get to them.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    No one — including family dog — injured in blaze

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    Nobody except the family dog was home Tuesday morning when a fire broke out inside a Pierre Street house. At about 9:45 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the residence, 1318 Pierre Street, for a report of a structure fire. When

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