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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to murder of infant

    A 20-year-old Ogden man pleaded no contest to second-degree murder Monday in Riley County court. Michael Dechant, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son in March, entered his plea in front of Judge David Stutzman at a pre-trial hearing. Dechant reportedly told

  • Local |Business | November 19, 2013

    Philippine native raises funds for typhoon victims


    Victims of Typhoon Haiyan should get a little help from Manhattan. Chinese Chef owner Don Collado will be fundraising at his restaurant, 2704 Anderson Ave., for disaster victims in the Philippines. Collado said he’ll be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, and that all sales,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 19, 2013

    Court officials moving offices to Alma

    WESTMORELAND — Court service officers serving Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties will soon move their office from Westmoreland to Alma. District Judge Jeff Elder informed Pottawatomie County commissioners of the pending move on Monday. The move, according to Elder, will not affect Pottawatomie County courts. “They will

  • Local |Education | November 19, 2013

    Board to choose MHS courses

    Courses available for Manhattan High students next year will be decided at the USD 383 school board meeting, 6:30 pm Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The proposal before the board includes five new courses, one required course change, one course to be reinstated, two courses to be

  • Local |Traffic |Business | November 19, 2013

    Woman crashes car into optometry office


    A woman crashed her car into an optometry business Monday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., a 1997 Lincoln Towncar, driven by Eleanor Deibler, 82, of Manhattan collided with The EyeDoctors office, 3012 Anderson Ave. Sgt. Brad Ingalls of the Riley County Police Department said the office sustained extensive damage

  • Local | November 19, 2013

    Time to get ready for winter

    With the first frosts of the season already behind us, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials across the state, is urging Kansans to prepare for winter. Winter Weather Awareness Day is Wednesday. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 18, 2013

    College of Architecture earns high rankings

    With three design programs ranked among the nation’s Top 10, Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design is among the nation’s highest ranked. Kansas State University’s graduate program in landscape architecture is No. 2 in the nation, second only to Harvard,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    Facility gets expanded and upgraded to EPA standards

    Eco-friendly Manhattanites can now flush with confidence. The Manhattan city government recently unveiled the newly upgraded and expanded wastewater treatment plant, a facility that complies with stricter EPA regulations. Robert DeWitt, assistant for the water and wastewater division, said there were three components to the

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 18, 2013

    Fort Riley fire takes 8 hours to put out

    Flames at Fort Riley took firefighters eight hours to put out Sunday afternoon. Several area fire departments responded to a fire at the base’s impact area – where soldiers shoot artillery.  At press time Monday, Fort Riley personnel could not immediately respond to say

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    County OKs bonds for road

    The Riley County Board of Commissioners approved a bond issue Monday to pay for construction on McDowell Creek Road. The board voted 2 to 1 to approve the measure, with commissioner Bob Boyd dissenting. “We have to be prudent managers of these funds,” Boyd said. The McDowell

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