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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man stabbed at lake

    A 23-year-old Manhattan man was stabbed at a lake on Sunday after a fight about the volume of the radio. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing reported to have occurred at Pottawatomie County State Lake No. 2, 8010 State Lake Road in Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 12, 2013

    McDowell planning advances

    Riley County commissioners moved forward Monday on design plans for a $5.4 million upgrade to McDowell Creek Road. But it may still be some time before work on the project actually begins. Commissioners acted after listening to Shilling Asphalt owners Mike and Doug Shilling about potential

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2013

    School contract is ratified

    The terms of the contract for USD 383 teachers have officially been agreed upon. The USD 383 school board held a special meeting Monday, where board members unanimously approved it. Teachers ratified the deal during a vote last week. District administration and the Manhattan-Ogden chapter of the

  • Local | August 12, 2013

    Dog dies in Wamego fire

    Emergency workers responded to an accidental Wamego trailer fire Sunday that killed a family dog. Wamego Assistant Chief of Police Paul Schliffke said at 2:09 p.m., a structure fire was reported at 314 Maple Street, lot 107 in the Mobile Villa Trailer Court. Another park resident called 911.

  • Local | August 11, 2013

    Initial kids triathlon draws good crowd to City Park competition


    For once, kids being up and running around early Saturday morning was a good thing for both parents and children. Around 100 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 participated in the inaugural “Just Tri It” Youth Triathlon at City Park. Giovanna Sherwood stood by her daughter,

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 11, 2013

    Most tax bills likely to rise in 2014

    A typical residential property taxpayer will see their 2014 tax bill jump by more than $150 based on actions of the three largest local governing bodies here. The owner of a typical $180,000 home within the boundaries of the city, county and USD 383 can expect to pay about $2,712

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    Horne jury can’t reach a verdict

    A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of armed robbery. Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours before Judge John Bosch declared the mistrial around 10 p.m. in the case of Levertis Horne, 22, who is facing two counts of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    House fire in Wamego being investigated as an arson

    Authorities are investigating an early morning fire in Wamego, in which a dog is being heralded as a hero for saving its owner, as an aggravated arson. The fire occurred before dawn Friday at 304 Poplar Street. Firefighters and law enforcement officers responded to find a

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 11, 2013

    Third-year K-State student spends week at Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico

    To most Americans, Guadalajara sounds like an exotic destination. For third-year student Sabra Ortega, it was an exotic destination - that is, it was a destination where she could work with exotic animals. Sabra spent a week in June at the Guadalajara Zoo in Jalisco,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    State-of-the-art justice facility opens in Pottawatomie County


    A courtroom that allows judges to decide which jurors see certain video and audio evidence. A 76-person max capacity jail. Those features and more are inside the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center, the first portion of which opens Aug. 19. The $14 million center is designed to

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