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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 02, 2013

    U.S. Chamber honors Huelskamp for support

    Members of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce saluted First District Rep. Tim Huelskamp Thursday, watching the congressman receive a “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. About 30 local Chamber members attended a half-hour ceremony at which John Gonzalez, from the U.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 02, 2013

    Corrections officials describe new probation program

    Community Corrections Director Shelly Williams outlined for Riley County commissioners Thursday an eight-week-old probation program. Program 180 targets high-risk offenders by giving them swifter and shorter sentences if they violate their probation. Williams worked alongside Judge David Stutzman to create the program, which mimics a program

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

    Lottery scam reported

    A 73-year-old man reported that he was scammed out of $40,000 over the course of several months after thinking he had won a lottery prize. Officer Matthew Droge said Edward Phelps, Manhattan, was contacted over the telephone in November 2012 by a person claiming Phelps had won

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

    Gun found near Manhattan High School

    Police are investigating a handgun found in Sunset Cemetery Tuesday evening, but officials said there is no indication of a threat. The handgun was found inside the cemetery near the stone wall adjacent to the Manhattan High School West Campus by a custodian who was

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 02, 2013

    CAB change of command

    The 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division held a change-of-command ceremony this morning at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field. The “Demon” Brigade bid farewell to Col. John Morgan, who has commanded the unit since the summer of 2011, and welcomed Col. Matthew R. Lewis.

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    Area’s relative growth brings an uptick in demand for rooms


    Manhattan has not only grown as a community, but it is also growing in tourism and attractions. That means more hotel space, too. Karen Hibbard, vice president of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the growth is a rarity in the state and across

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2013

    KSU classified workers to vote on change from state employment

    Kansas State’s classified employees are considering moving from state employment to university employment due to a lack of recent pay increases and hiring flexibility. Classified employees’ pay raises are reliant upon state legislators’ approval under current civil service designation. If employees vote this fall

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    New hotel to include retail, plus rooftop meeting space

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    A new hotel planned for the corner of Manhattan and Bluemont avenues will include retail space, a rooftop meeting area and its own parking. Excel Group, LLC, purchased the property on the northeast corner, which consisted mostly of single-family homes that had been converted into

  • Local | May 01, 2013

    35 compete for ‘Biggest Loser’ status

    A local fitness center recently wrapped up its first Biggest Loser competition with 35 individuals on seven teams showing big results. The goal of the competition, which took place at Maximum Performance, was to improve competitors’ overall body composition — not just shed a few pounds. “You

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 01, 2013

    Man cited for lewd and lascivious behavior

    A Junction City man was ticketed for allegedly touching himself outside of the Manhattan Public Library Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported by a 22-year-old woman who told police that Josiah Darby, 27, had been sitting on a park bench outside the library when she noticed

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