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  • Local | May 29, 2013

    Immigration exhibit to open at mall

    A traveling exhibit on immigration and citizenship will open at Manhattan Town Center Thursday. The exhibit, “Americans By Choice: The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas,” is being presented by the Riley County Commission. It was commissioned by the U.S. District Court in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Fire destroys Wamego’s Tradewinds

    An arson fire Sunday morning did more than $150,000 damage to the Tradewinds banquet facility at 515 Plum St., in Wamego. Firefighters from Wamego, St. George, Louisville and Westmoreland responded. In addition personnel from the Wamego Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Departments and Pottawattamie County Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Theft from Wal-Mart

    Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Vehicles recovered in Pott County

    Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2013

    Hibachi Hut to re-open downtown in Manhattan

    Hibachi Hut announced yesterday via twitter that they were closing their doors for good, but now it seems someone who has local ties has saved the Manhattan legend. Today, via their facebook page, Aggieville announced that Hibachi Hut would be reopened at a new location

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Aggravated arson results in small fire

    Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Concord Lane reported

    Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Whitetail Pass reported

    A Manhattan man reported that his vehicle was burglarized in the 700 block of Whitetail Pass on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Wyatt Smith, 19, reported that the incident occurred between 11:50 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Smith reported that an unknown suspect stole

  • Local |Education | May 28, 2013

    School changes name to honor retiring principal

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    USD 384 Blue Valley-Randolph Board of Education has changed the name of Olsburg Elementary to McCormick Elementary at its May 13 board meeting. The grade school holds kindergarten through fourth-grade classes in Olsburg. The school is named after Principal Jim McCormick, who retires June 1, after 36 years teaching

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Wildflowers galore at Konza

    The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show. On Sunday, the Konza Prairie Biological Station offers the opportunity to walk among the flowers

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