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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 16, 2013

    Vehicle stolen, found on fire

    A vehicle reported as stolen from Manhattan was found on fire in Jackson County Monday, officials said. Officer Matthew Droge said Heather Bemberry, 39, Manhattan, reported that her 2005 Dodge Durango had been stolen from the 400 block of Walters Drive in the early morning hours on Monday.

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2013

    Outage causes headaches for downtown businesses

    Around 18,000 Westar customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. The significant power outage took out a large portion of the downtown commercial area, including Manhattan Town Center. Westar energy isn’t sure what caused the outage, but they are estimating the outage to be from one

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 15, 2013

    Several object to idea of county building panel

    Nine members of the public questioned the need for a proposed Public Building Commission during a hearing held by the Riley County Commission Monday. County commissioners are considering creating the building commission, a special board that could give county commissioners purchasing and building power without

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 15, 2013

    McDonald’s on city agenda

    City commissioners will consider a deal that would continue the modernization of the Bluemont roundabout area during their Tuesday meeting. On the agenda is consideration of an agreement with McDonald’s allowing the restaurant to expand its operations south toward Bluemont Avenue and west toward

  • Local | July 14, 2013

    More than just jazz at broadened festival

    Mary Renee, the emcee for the Little Apple Music Festival, had a few words for the audience Saturday: “Music is music.” The message was for those longtime attendees of the Little Apple Jazz Festival, created in 2005 and renamed the Little Apple Music Festival this year.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 14, 2013

    J.C. officials say they can’t account for 30% of water; they suspect thievery

    Junction City officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever is responsible for the theft of as much as 30 percent of the city’s entire water usage. In a statement released on the city’s website, officials said they have been unable

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    3rd Street mainstay coming back

    A former mainstay of North Third Street is coming back to an area that’s seen better days. A Richmond, Mo. couple, have announced their intent to re-open KFC in a new building at the site of the existing abandoned restaurant, 901 N. Third St. Rajeev

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 14, 2013

    What’s behind the idea of a building commission

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    On Monday, Riley County commissioners announced their intent to create a public building commission. The creation of such a commission raises several questions, among them why would the commission exist, what would it do and who would be impacted by it? Discussion of the idea

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New director hired for Symphony in the Flint Hills

    The board of directors of Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.has chosen Christy Davis as the organization’s new executive director. Davis will officially start on Monday. “We are thrilled to have Christy on board and serving as executive director,” said Marty White, board

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    Area student wins Scholarship to Marinello

    Marinello Schools of Beauty has announced the winners of its fifth annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, and local student Kynedee Hodges from Rock Creek High School won first place in the Midwest region. The victory means she will receive $10,000 toward a Marinello education. The competition

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