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  • Local |Business |Obituaries | December 09, 2013

    Well-known city figure Hostetler dies


    Charles Hostetler, an insurance and banking executive, political power-broker, civic leader and irreverent, off-the-cuff humorist without peer for decades in Manhattan, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Hostetler, who was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from both high school and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Fire displaces eight apartment residents

    Eight residents needed temporary shelter Sunday night after their apartment complex at 1227 Vattier St. caught fire from arcing electrical meters. Firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 9:37 p.m. to the three-story apartment building, owned by Robert Huber of Manhattan, where they found the

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Crowds brave frigid temperatures for holiday parade


    You want spirit? Celebrants who braved the cold Friday night for the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holiday Lighted Parade gave new meaning to the word. And however much spirit was involved, hardly anyone dared stay outside without a few breaks. Kathryn Talbot and her

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 08, 2013

    Local group proposes complete parks overhaul

    The city commission may ultimately agree or disagree with a local group’s proposal to revamp Manhattan’s entire system of parks and sports facilities – but the report isn’t likely to be digested quickly. Yes, it’s that comprehensive, and contains several spectacular suggested

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Two-story house saved from blaze

    The Manhattan Fire Department saved a two-story house from burning to the ground Friday night. At 10:46 p.m., the department was called to 3144 Ella Lane.  Department officials said that upon arrival, crews found a two-story residential structure with light smoke coming from the rear

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Don’t whine! It’s actually been colder

    Obviously, it’s cold outside. In fact, weather services have predicted this will be one of the coldest weeks ever recorded during this time of the year. The forecast calls a mean temperature of 23.6 degrees for the week ending Monday, according to information gathered by

  • Local | December 08, 2013

    Donated fire truck completes its journey to Zambia


    It took one year, a hundred thousand bucks and a slow boat to Africa. Yes, it was that long ago when Colin Noble decided to buy a used fire truck auctioned off by the City of Manhattan - hoping to donate it to the people

  • Local | December 06, 2013

    Wilsons named Farm Bureau Family of the Year


    Ron and Chris Wilson of Riley County have been honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau’s 5th geographic district. The Wilsons received the award Tuesday during Kansas Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan. One family in

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 06, 2013

    Fort needs support as brigades deactivate

    Funkmg hi.phatch

    The U.S. Army community extends beyond the gates of Fort Riley, according to Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division. Funk spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Thursday, and in addition to emphasizing

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 06, 2013

    Tower design to add to Wamego’s Oz identity

    WAMEGO — Just as the Wizard had his hot air balloon, a town that identifies with “The Wizard of Oz” soon should have its own balloon to welcome visitors. The Wamego City Commission recently approved a concept and color scheme for the water tower west of

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