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  • Local |Traffic | August 23, 2013

    Returning student, fans will find a wealth of obstacles

    Confusing traffic patterns created by construction work will be no surprise to Manhattan residents. But students returning to Kansas State University and fans populating the area for athletic events may have to apply additional common sense for several weeks, authorities say. That work is ongoing

  • Local |Business | August 23, 2013

    Retailer opens HQ in St. Marys

    Senator Jerry Moran led a parade of national, state and local dignitaries at a grand opening for a new corporate headquarters of Patriot Outfitters in St. Marys Friday morning. The corporation sells tactical gear to military personnel and civilians online and at more than 25 retail

  • Local | August 23, 2013

    Standing water is also a standing threat

    Problems posed by mosquitoes can go more than skin deep, but Manhattan residents can work to prevent breeding and population growth. With increased rainfall in the last few weeks, conditions are favorable for mosquitoes to breed and gather. “We just had two weeks of almost

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 23, 2013

    Death ruled a suicide

    The death of a Junction City woman reported Tuesday was found to have been self-inflicted, Junction City police reportedThursday afternoon. The woman, 25-year-old Linda C. Weller, was found dead at 740 W. Eighth St. in Junction City on Tuesday evening, according to police. After an autopsy

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 23, 2013

    2,000 ‘Demon Brigade’ soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in month of August

    Soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, deployed from Fort Riley to Afghanistan throughout the month of August in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The “Demon Brigade” departed Kansas in several groups, sending more than 2,000 soldiers overseas. The CAB hosted a small

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    Parker convicted of 1st-degree murder

    Daniel Parker, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder in Riley County District Court Thursday for the death of Frederick Beverly in 2012. He was also convicted of criminally discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling. Beverly, 21, was killed in the early morning of New Year’s Day 2012

  • Local |Education | August 22, 2013

    Board member apologizes for school’s condition

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    A USD 383 board member issued a public apology Wednesday to faculty members at College Hill Preschool for the condition of the facility. The apology, by board member Dave Colburn, came during the board’s review of a facility study by BG Consultants, which found that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    Parker testifies at his own murder trial

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of murder took the stand in Riley County District Court Thursday, acknowledging he fired his M4 rifle toward a clubhouse but saying he did not know that one of the bullets killed Frederick Beverly, a 21-year-old National Guardsman, in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    Schuster employee indicted

    The office manager for a Manhattan physician charged earlier this year with illegally prescribing pain medications has also been indicted by federal authorities. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Wednesday of Sarah Harding-Huffine, 29. She is charged with one count of conspiracy to unlawfully

  • Local |Education | August 22, 2013

    MHS again posts above-average ACT test scores

    Manhattan High’s graduates once again outperformed the state and national averages on the ACT. Data for the 2012-13 senior class was released Wednesday, and USD 383 officials said MHS seniors had an average composite score of 23.1. That was a slight increase from the school’s 22.9

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