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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 08, 2014

    Dole plans visits to area cities

    Former Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit a number of cities next week during the second of several trips to Kansas this year. All visits are free and open to the public. “I’m looking forward to returning to Kansas for the second time this

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    2 local teachers drive away winners

    Two USD 383 teachers found themselves taking home new cars Tuesday night after being honored for their work as teachers. Cindi Nivert, a Manhattan High School teacher, won a 2014 Nissan Versa as Kansas First News’ Teacher of the Year and Ogden Elementary School third grade teacher

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Prayer not likely at city meetings


    Tuesday’s City Commission meeting started as it typically does with the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission would have an opportunity to open meetings in a different manner after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of public prayer at meetings. However, some

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    Stampede campsites sold out for 1st time; organizers say tickets also going quickly

    The Kicker Country Stampede has sold out of camping sites for the first time in its 19 years of operation. Festival manager Wayne Rouse said this year’s talent has a lot to do with the enthusiasm surrounding this year’s music festival, which will run

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Caller posing as RCPD officer

    Someone claiming to be Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department has been calling people and leaving voicemails, asking people to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. But RCPD doesn’t employ anyone named John Roberts — let alone a lieutenant. This ploy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for accused gunman

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Anthony Nichols, the man accused of shooting but failing to kill a Manhattan man in September. Prosecutors have said that Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., on Sept. 6, 2013, entered the home of John Burroughs Jr., 68, in the Redbud Estates

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Man given time to hire attorney

    An Ogden man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious accident earlier this month in Ogden has been granted a continuance so he can hire an attorney. Riley County District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm told Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, that he has until his

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2014

    Manhattan-based company part of $8.6 million merger


    A local aerospace electronics company with humble beginnings is now a part of a multi-million-dollar deal. ICE Corporation, founded in a Kansas State University dorm room in 1973, has been purchased by Ultra Electronics, a defense, aerospace, security, transport and energy company based in the United

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