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  • Local |Fort Riley | October 08, 2014

    Funk says 1st Infantry Division’s mission is to take on Islamic State

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    FORT RILEY— Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, told reporters Wednesday that his command’s impending deployment to Baghdad and Irbil, Iraq, is about a clear mission: to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2014

    Eco devo helped create 262 jobs

    Manhattan has gotten 262 new jobs at companies helped by the city since 2012, according to a 2013 economic development report. The report, presented at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday, included activities from 2013 and updates from mid-year 2014 involving companies receiving economic development funding from the city. Financial

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 08, 2014

    Sherow attacks Huelskamp’s ‘failed politics’ in 1st debate

    While Jim Sherow is running against incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp for the job of representing Kansas’ Big First congressional district in Washington, D.C., Huelskamp is running against Washington. At a forum Tuesday night in Salina — the first time the two have met for such

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 08, 2014

    Trial set for Nichols

    A trial was set Wednesday for a man facing murder charges in a September 2013 homicide. District Chief Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled a four-day trial starting March 10 for Anthony Nichols, 34, of Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with first degree murder in connection with the death

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2014

    CVB says Manhattan behind competitors

    A study on the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s marketing effectiveness indicated its spending is efficient, but Manhattan is behind its competitors in visitation. The study results presented Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission was a part of the bureau’s third quarterly report

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2014

    Tickets available for Promenade on Poyntz

    Tickets are still available for the 10th-annual Promenade on Poyntz on Thursday. Twelve downtown businesses will serve as stops where participants can sample a variety of wine and food. Each business will feature a red and white wine selection paired with light hors d’oeuvres.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 08, 2014

    Local man kidnapped, robbed

    Riley County police are asking for public assistance after a man reported he was kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning. At about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of Kearney Street, a 25-year-old man was reportedly approached by two unknown men wearing Halloween masks and forced

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 07, 2014

    As research funding sinks across nation, K-State looks to stay afloat

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    Karen Burg has taken the wheel of a ship that’s stuck in dangerous seas. Imagine high waves and a current running against this craft, making forward progress difficult. A bioengineer by training, Burg is the new vice president for research at Kansas State University,

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 07, 2014

    Residents respond to court decision

    Sue Gerth, a past president of the Manhattan chapter of Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays — otherwise known as PFLAG — was happy Tuesday morning with the latest news out of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court declined to review

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 07, 2014

    Manhattan woman pleads guilty to marriage fraud conspiracy

    A Manhattan woman pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a marriage fraud scheme. Jacqueline Michaelle Reed, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. In her plea, Reed, who is a U.S. citizen,

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