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  • Local | August 26, 2013

    Aldrin: Moon walk was almost one small step for someone else

    Aldrin photo.phatch

    HUTCHINSON — But for intervention by a close friend of Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 never would have happened. The first man on the moon would have been Pete Conrad, not Neil Armstrong. The landing would have taken place in October, not on July 20. Aldrin shared that little-known

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2013

    City to get road, flood updates

    City commissioners plan to receive an update on the Casement road and bridge project, and the new FEMA floodplain maps during their scheduled work session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. The Casement Road issue involves a review

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    Junction City police, SWAT team respond to domestic disturbance

    The Junction City/ Geary County SWAT Team was called to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon after a child called police. Junction City Police Department reported that officers were dispatched at 1:52 p.m. on Sunday to 1216 Downtain St. The officers reported they met a woman in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    RCPD arrests 5 at DUI checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint between 2 and 2:45 am August 25 in the 300 block of Bluemont Avenue. RCPD officials said 345 stops were made, and those stops resulted in the arrests of five people. A total of 24 drivers

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    Man injured in stabbing

    A man was arrested in connection with a reported stabbing Saturday night in Junction City, police said. Roberto Pedro Carlos Mendiola, 23, of Junction City, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated battery following a report at 8:56 p.m. Saturday that a man had been stabbed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    2 arrests made in soldier’s shooting

    Two men were arrested in connection with the Saturday shooting of a Fort Riley soldier in Junction City, police said. Angel L. Colon, 33, of Junction City, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder. Thomas C. Aven, 25, a Fort Riley soldier, was arrested on the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 25, 2013

    Armed with marker boards and twin XL sheets, thousands unpack at K-State’s residence halls

    Movein.phatch

    Before Kansas State University students return to classes on Monday, thousands of them have to move into their new homes in the residence halls. Hannah Robinson, who is majoring in business at K-State, moved into Boyd Hall on Saturday. “I had never been in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2013

    Huelskamp town hall draws 140

    Huelskamp.phatch

    Love him or hate him, Tim Huelskamp can draw a crowd. The First District representative in Congress showed that Friday afternoon when nearly 140 persons showed up for his Town Hall appearance at the Manhattan Public Library. Judging from more than 15 questions fired at the congressman

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2013

    With a growing population, the city looks to improve parks

    With an eye toward an ever-growing population, city officials are making moves to increase the amount of park space in Manhattan. Eddie Eastes, acting Parks and Rec director, said the city currently owns about 550 to 580 acres of developed park land. That works out to about 10

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2013

    Wareham signs management contract

    The Wareham Opera House, owned by Darrel Hills, has recently signed a multiple-year contract with Ryan Platt of RPA Entertainment to run and operate the house. This new management will bring new and exciting acts to Manhattan, including music and comedy acts. Up-coming events can

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