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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 27, 2013

    Meet the asst. city manager finalists

    The four finalists for assistant city manager brought diversity and familiarity to the table Monday during a public reception at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. All of the candidates complimented Manhattan residents on their hospitality and all wanted to be a part of

  • Local | August 27, 2013

    Power Play kicks off Wednesday in the park

    Purple Power Play brings the pep to City Park on Wednesday and Thursday night. The annual rally for Wildcat fans is moving from its traditional location on Poyntz Avenue because of road construction there. Organizers said they expect the new venue to be even better. “

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 27, 2013

    Commissioners get keys to new justice center

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday received the keys — dozens of them — to the county’s newly completed justice center Monday. Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants, the county’s construction liaison, delivered a “certificate of substantial completion” and keys to every entrance, office door, cabinet, elevator, jail

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 27, 2013

    Odd mixture: A competition followed by a talk on creationism

    Eighteen boards. Eighteen handshakes. Eighteen moves. Monday’s chess challenge started simply enough for Jonathan Sarfati, former New Zealand national chess champion (1987-1988). He made his way around the U-shaped area in the K-State Union, playing 24 members of the K-State Chess Club simultaneously, one move

  • Local | August 27, 2013

    Changes to ATA bus routes take effect this week

    ATA Bus officials say the service began dropping off and picking up at the recently installed signs posted along its four fixed routes on Monday. The new signs were installed in July. Here is a breakdown of the changes along each of the routes. In

  • Local |Business | August 26, 2013

    3 local companies named to national list

    Three local companies were named by Inc magazine as among the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States in 2013. CivicPlus, Purple Wave Auctions and GTM Sportswear all ranked in the top 5,000 companies on the list, which is in the September issue. CivicPlus came

  • Local | August 26, 2013

    Aldrin: Moon walk was almost one small step for someone else

    Aldrin photo.phatch

    HUTCHINSON — But for intervention by a close friend of Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 never would have happened. The first man on the moon would have been Pete Conrad, not Neil Armstrong. The landing would have taken place in October, not on July 20. Aldrin shared that little-known

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2013

    City to get road, flood updates

    City commissioners plan to receive an update on the Casement road and bridge project, and the new FEMA floodplain maps during their scheduled work session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. The Casement Road issue involves a review

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    Junction City police, SWAT team respond to domestic disturbance

    The Junction City/ Geary County SWAT Team was called to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon after a child called police. Junction City Police Department reported that officers were dispatched at 1:52 p.m. on Sunday to 1216 Downtain St. The officers reported they met a woman in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2013

    RCPD arrests 5 at DUI checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint between 2 and 2:45 am August 25 in the 300 block of Bluemont Avenue. RCPD officials said 345 stops were made, and those stops resulted in the arrests of five people. A total of 24 drivers

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