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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 21, 2014

    New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, which quoted a system upgrade

  • Local |Education | November 21, 2014

    MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was a language arts teacher and

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 21, 2014

    Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s comprehensive and

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized after illness

    Sunset zoo cheetah.phatch

    Sunset Zoo is searching to fill an empty exhibit after the death of its last cheetah. Jalani, a 13-year-old male cheetah at the zoo, was euthanized by veterinary staff Thursday. The animal’s health had been declining since the discovery of a cancerous mass near

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2014

    Live greyhounds greet visitors at museum

    ABILENE — Kathy Lounsbury wears several hats as an employee of the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene: museum curator, Hall of Fame manager, gift shop operator and kennel master. As kennel master, Lounsbury cares for two of the most important exhibits in the museum, Gary

  • Local |Education | November 20, 2014

    Parents join students for Thanksgiving meal at Amanda Arnold

    Thanks1.phatch

    Amanda Arnold Elementary School principal Larry Liotta said a family atmosphere is something for which he and his fellow educators strive. That atmosphere was evident Wednesday during the school’s annual Thanksgiving lunch, where the cafeteria was bustling with students and their parents. Many other

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business |Government & Politics | November 20, 2014

    Police: Parties a problem at Britt’s

    Riley County police say they are having problems with a Manhattan business hosting after-hours parties, and they’ve asked the Riley County Commission for help in the matter. Thursday morning RCPD Director Brad Schoen and RCPD Capt. Josh Kyle updated commissioners about a series of

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 20, 2014

    Regents consider dorm fee increase

    TOPEKA — Kansas State University students will pay $320 more in the 2015-16 school year to live with a roommate in a residence hall if the Kansas Board of Regents approve a fee increase proposed Wednesday. The increase would take effect July 1 if the Regents approve it

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | November 20, 2014

    Manhattan man injured in single-vehicle accident

    A Manhattan man was transported to KU Medical Center by Life Star after sustaining injuries in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night. Michael Perry, 57, was driving westbound in the 6800 block of Anderson Avenue when his Ford F350 drifted across the yellow lines into a ditch, vaulted

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 20, 2014

    Man named as accessory to Dollar General robbery

    A Manhattan man was charged this week with one count of being an accessory after the fact to a robbery of a local business. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Daeshawn Lavar Bryant, 19, allegedly provided assistance to Christopher

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