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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 4 children escape fire in Ogden

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 11, 2014

    County finalizes primary vote count

    Riley County commissioners approved primary election ballot counts, and the final results were expected to be posted late Monday. Jolene Keck, the Riley County election supervisor, updated commissioners about this year’s election. Keck said 5,609 ballots were cast. Of those, 5,601 were counted. Keck said that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 11, 2014

    Nichols to stand trial for JC murder charge

    JUNCTION CITY – Anthony Nichols will stand trial in Geary County District Court for a September 2013 murder in Junction City. At an arraignment hearing on Monday, District Judge Maritza Segarra entered not guilty pleas for the 34-year-old man from Kansas City, Kan., to counts of first-degree

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Event gives community chance to gather — and get ready for school

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    Children had a chance to celebrate the last weekend of their summer Saturday at the annual Back-to-School Bash at the Douglass Community Recreation Center. Jeffrey Floresklemick, who attended the event with his wife, Magaly, and their five children, said the event brought the community together. “

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Are mall vacancies ‘natural turnover’ or changes in retail?

    In the pre-noon hours Friday at Manhattan Town Center, Charlotte Hart, co-owner of Kitchen Capers, waited for early customers looking to take advantage of the retirement sale. The store, which Hart and her husband, Bob, have owned since 1995, will close in January unless she finds

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Course offering free golf during month of August

    A local golf course is offering free rounds for kids during the month of August. Jack McKee, a resident of University Park, said the development, 25 miles north of Manhattan near Tuttle Creek Lake, wants to offer families a day of inexpensive fun. That’s why

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    More tickets available for Brew at the Zoo

    After selling out of the original 400 Brew at the Zoo tickets Friday, the Friends of Sunset Zoo’s planning team announced it will sell an additional 50 tickets for the community fundraiser, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets are available online at

  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Fun tools for new school year

    A celebration for parents and a dread for some students, the summer’s nearly over and it’s time for kids to go back to class and hit the books… and also get the books. Back-to-school shopping has been in full swing for weeks and

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Manhattan native graduates from Spring Arbor University

    SPRING ARBOR, Mich. —Spring Arbor University announced that Peter Ramunda of Manhattan received a bachelor’s degree in history during commencement exercises on May 17. He is the son of Bruce and Rosemary Ramundo Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a Christian liberal arts institution

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Student named to dean’s list at Benedictine College

    ATCHISON — Maree Lehman of Manhattan made the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2014 at Benedictine College. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the dean’s list. Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students

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