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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 31, 2013

    ‘Anytime’ seized for failure to pay taxes

    Anytime Fitness is currently unavailable to patrons morning, afternoon or night. The Kansas Department of Revenue seized business assets of the Manhattan and Newton locations Wednesday for failure to pay taxes. Officials seized items belonging to Joshua Gunderson, the owner of the two 24-hour gyms,

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 31, 2013

    Fort Riley soldiers apply training to 10-mile race

    10miler.phatch

    FORT RILEY — The discipline soldiers learn in their training can pay off beyond the battlefield — and it did for a group of runners from Fort Riley. A team of 1st Infantry Division troops competed in the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C., and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2013

    Manhattan men stopped in Colorado with 20 pounds of marijuana, police say

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — Two Manhattan men were arrested early Tuesday after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 turned up 20 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of their car, according to arrest affidavits. George Chandler, 23, and Cody Williams, 21, both of Manhattan are being held without bond at

  • Local |Business | October 31, 2013

    August sales tax receipts top $1 million

    City sales taxes collected in August broke $1 million. “We are really keeping pace with last year’s sales figures, which attest that Manhattan is becoming a regional shopping hub,” ” said city finance director Bernie Hayen. August sales tax receipts were $1,010,865. In 2012, the city collected $905,589. Hayen

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 31, 2013

    County official recognized

    Riley County Noxious Weed Director Dennis Peterson was recognized Wednesday as the Kansas County Official of the Year. The award was given to him by the Kansas Association of Counties at its annual conference in Wichita.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2013

    Louisville man arrested on drug charges

    Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Garnett Cease, 35, of Louisville, Kansas, on Thursday for possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cease was arrested after Pottawatomie County deputies responded to a report of an individual in distress.  According

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 31, 2013

    K-Staters share game experience

    The games, egg hunt and leaderboard from the world of Ernest Cline’s novel “Ready Player One” recently came to life for the Kansas State University community, thanks to campuswide collaboration and a group of computing and information sciences students. To coincide with the university’

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Commission wants new look at bed tax spending

    City commissioners are not happy with how the Convention and Visitors Bureau spent some money generated by the transient guest tax. During Tuesday night’s work session, Mayor John Matta directed the staff to come up with some alternatives to the current way the CVB

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Legislative tour stops at K-State

    State legislators sought answers Tuesday related to K-State’s budget, highlighting an increased focus on higher education. Members of the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees visited the campus as a part of their biennial bus tour. The tour to various Kansas universities

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2013

    Wolf capitalizes on Obama connection

    Milton wolf.phatch

    Political affiliation is thicker than blood. Milton Wolf, a Tea Party candidate running against U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the 2014 primary, ripped into President Barack Obama during a Tuesday appearance at K-State. It has been widely publicized that the super-conservative Wolf is Obama’

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