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  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Airport director to resign in May

    Peter Van Kuren will resign as the director of Manhattan Regional Airport, effective May 15. City manager Ron Fehr announced the resignation on Friday morning. Van Kuren said his desire to relocate to the east coast to be closer to family is the reason for his

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 14, 2014

    Man arrested in stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 27-year-old woman in a domestic incident. Samuel Lee Dartez, 30, of 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B is being held in the Riley County Jail for attempted first-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000. At approximately 11:38 a.

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Executive producer a MHS graduate

    Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is the executive producer of “Foxcatcher.” Coleman came up with the idea for the movie in 2002, when he was “a single guy, just floating around” in New York City. He was not involved

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 14, 2014

    King will lead local Republicans

    Eileen King, retired Riley County treasurer, has been selected as the new chair of the Riley County Republican Party. King was selected to fill the position previously held by Lee Modesitt at a reorganization meeting Thursday. King, who retired as county treasurer in June after 29

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Toy drive taking donations

    Donations are now being accepted by Toys for Manhattan, which serves as a community program to receive new and experienced toys and gifts for distribution to underprivileged families in the community as Christmas presents. Donations are being accepted at 409 E. Poyntz Ave on Tuesdays and

  • Local | November 14, 2014

    Plentiful rewards offered at mayor’s holiday parade

    Light yourself. Light your bicycle. Light a float. This year’s Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade will reward them all. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Manhattan Town Center and end in Aggieville’s Triangle Park

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2014

    Red Cross urges blood donations

    The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. The Red Cross will be in Manhattan Nov. 20 from noon-6 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church

  • Local |Education | November 13, 2014

    Schools running short on space

    Some principals and parents in Manhattan-Ogden schools said they’re ready to find solutions to what they believe is a problem with crowding at their schools, and one solution could be a bond issue. The crowding talks came up at a school board meeting Wednesday

  • Local | November 13, 2014

    Area residents report feeling earthquake

    Manhattan residents reported feeling an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. The tremor apparently was the result of a significant quake near Haysville, in the south-central part of the state. Government data indicated a 4.8-magnitude quake centered near Haysville at approximately 3:40 p.m. Manhattan residents posted several discussions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Man arrested in connection with October robbery cases

    A suspect in two Oct. 8 robbery cases is now in the Riley County Police Department’s custody after being arrested in Illinois last month. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., was arrested Oct. 10 in Tuscola, Ill., on a Riley County District Court warrant on charges of aggravated

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