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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Initiative pays off in caught criminals

    The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Local lawmakers pan results of 2013 session

    The Kansas Legislature ended its overtime session Sunday with local legislators voting against the budget, which included cuts to K-State. Post-secondary institutions will have $66 million in cuts over two years. This is accomplished through a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut for each of the next two years

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Auditorium revamp on city agenda

    City commissioners will decide whether to move forward with the renovations to City Auditorium during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners authorized architect Bruce McMillan to do a set of designs for the renovations at the Feb. 19 meeting. The idea is to expand the basketball courts

  • Local |Arts, Leisure | June 03, 2013

    Contest announces local celebrity judges

    A diverse group of leaders in television, judiciary, public policy and the arts have agreed to serve as judges for the 2013 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest. The state contest finals will be at 7 p.m. June 14 at the St. John’s Lutheran Memorial Hall, 218 Kansas in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 03, 2013

    4 arrested as result of search warrant

    Four people were arrested as RCPD officers executed a search warrant for a drug investigation at an Ogden residence. They were Cynthia Reed and Michael Baker of the residence and Mark Whitt and Melissa Frakes of Wamego. A one-year-old male was also in the residence.

  • Local | June 02, 2013

    Block party event celebrates founding of Manhattan

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    The city of Manhattan celebrated its founding on Saturday with at least 25 neighborhoods holding block parties. This is the 13th years for the event, which is always held the first Saturday in June to commemorate the time when two groups of settlers merged to form

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 02, 2013

    Sports complex has $50K so far

    The Fieldhouse Project committee has raised about half the money needed to complete the feasibility stage of a proposed sports complex in Manhattan. Gail Urban, Fieldhouse Project chair, said committee members created a threestage plan to build the complex. The first stage gauged the local

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 02, 2013

    Bluemont closed, bomb squad called in for suspicious package

    Officials shut down a major Manhattan street and called in a bomb squad on Friday after finding a suspicious package they thought might be a pipe bomb. A caller notified police of the package, a 2-foot white PVC pipe with the ends covered in duct

  • Local |Business | June 02, 2013

    Local business promotes COO to president

    Capstone3D Development Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Travis Schram to the role of president.  Formerly its COO, Travis has brought his diligent approach to Capstone-3D’s operations, increasing capabilities throughout the organization with a focus on creating enhanced value

  • Local |Business | June 02, 2013

    Doubek named physician of the year

    Dr. Debra Doubek was named 2013 Kansas Family Physician of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. Doubek grew up in Belleville and followed in her father, Herb, footsteps by becoming a family physician. She graduated high school from Belleville as class salutatorian, and

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