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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Ogden man sentenced for second-degree murder

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court for second-degree murder. Michael Dechant, 20, was sentenced to 26 years and nine months in prison in a plea agreement. Dechant reportedly told police that he shook 6-month-old Dominick

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 09, 2013

    Parks and rec venue plan hits commission

    Here comes the first pitch. City commissioners will hear a presentation from a local group known proposing a huge revamping of Manhattan’s sports and recreation facilities at their Tuesday work session. The public event is scheduled for 5 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 09, 2013

    Social services headline county meeting

    Social services topped the county agenda on Monday. Among other items, commissioner Dave Lewis said there is support for an in-patient facility in Riley County. City commissioner Karen McCulloh gave an update on the mental health task force, which was put together earlier this year

  • Local |Business |Obituaries | December 09, 2013

    Well-known city figure Hostetler dies

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    Charles Hostetler, an insurance and banking executive, political power-broker, civic leader and irreverent, off-the-cuff humorist without peer for decades in Manhattan, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Hostetler, who was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from both high school and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Fire displaces eight apartment residents

    Eight residents needed temporary shelter Sunday night after their apartment complex at 1227 Vattier St. caught fire from arcing electrical meters. Firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 9:37 p.m. to the three-story apartment building, owned by Robert Huber of Manhattan, where they found the

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Crowds brave frigid temperatures for holiday parade

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    You want spirit? Celebrants who braved the cold Friday night for the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holiday Lighted Parade gave new meaning to the word. And however much spirit was involved, hardly anyone dared stay outside without a few breaks. Kathryn Talbot and her

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 08, 2013

    Local group proposes complete parks overhaul

    The city commission may ultimately agree or disagree with a local group’s proposal to revamp Manhattan’s entire system of parks and sports facilities – but the report isn’t likely to be digested quickly. Yes, it’s that comprehensive, and contains several spectacular suggested

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Two-story house saved from blaze

    The Manhattan Fire Department saved a two-story house from burning to the ground Friday night. At 10:46 p.m., the department was called to 3144 Ella Lane.  Department officials said that upon arrival, crews found a two-story residential structure with light smoke coming from the rear

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Don’t whine! It’s actually been colder

    Obviously, it’s cold outside. In fact, weather services have predicted this will be one of the coldest weeks ever recorded during this time of the year. The forecast calls a mean temperature of 23.6 degrees for the week ending Monday, according to information gathered by

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Donated fire truck completes its journey to Zambia

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    It took one year, a hundred thousand bucks and a slow boat to Africa. Yes, it was that long ago when Colin Noble decided to buy a used fire truck auctioned off by the City of Manhattan - hoping to donate it to the people

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