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  • Local | July 01, 2013

    GPS helps locate stolen cellphone

    A man used his GPS to track down the person who took his phone while at a bar in Aggieville over the weekend. Braden Erickson, 24, 1100 block of Claflin, told police someone took his cell phone while he was at Kites. He tracked the phone to

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    A relatively uneventful festival

    With lower temperatures and some help from event organizers, Country Stampede went very well from a safety standpoint, officials said Monday. Larry Couchman, the county’s emergency services director, said overall numbers were down from the previous year. Couchman reported that EMS saw around 383 patients,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 30, 2013

    Local entities want to get out from under new law’s terms ... but at what cost?

    A new law that goes into effect Monday requires cities, counties and higher education institutions to permit the concealed carry of weapons inside their buildings unless they specifically seek an exemption from the law. Local bodies affected by the law are exercising their opportunity to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2013

    Clay County attorney critical of Bosch departure

    For the third time in three weeks, District Judge John Bosch set aside a plea agreement Thursday, this time handing a more lenient sentence to a man accused of starting a fire at a construction site in the summer of 2012. The case is out of

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2013

    Ice company opens

    N’ICE, a wholesale ice company, is opening to fill a void left by Manhattan Ice during the south-end redevelopment project.  N’ICE sells eight and 20 pound bags of ice, and delivers to Manhattan and surrounding area.  To ask for quotes or to

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2013

    Chief investment officer retires

    David Weaver announced his retirement as chief investment officer for the Kansas State University Foundation effective Dec. 31. Weaver earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University in 1970. He has more than 40 years of experience in agricultural, commercial and residential real estate

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2013

    CivicPlus hires more help

    Cory Young, originally from Clovis, N.M., and a Kansas State University graduate, joined the CivicPlus Content Development team.  Young graduated from K-State with a bachelor’s degree in computer science with an emphasis in software engineering.  While attending K-State, he was a

  • Local |Education | June 30, 2013

    Manhattan resident named endowed chair

    Janice M. “Jamie” Spikes, nursing faculty for the division/department of nursing for Kansas Wesleyan University, has been named the recipient of the A.J. Rice Endowed Chair of Nursing. The chair was established by Wesleyan to recognize an outstanding nurse-educator who upholds the strong

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

    Court accepts plea deal in prof’s sexual assault case


    Future outings to Aggieville are out of the question for a former K-State visiting assistant professor following his acceptance of a plea deal Thursday.  The deal closes the books on a drunken incident in 2007 in which he was accused of having assaulted a female

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 28, 2013

    Student loan rate petition is pushed


    With time running out for Congressional action to avoid a sharp increase in student loan rates, a small group of community members gathered Thursday at Triangle Park to protest the impending increase. The interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford student loans is set to double

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