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  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Woman says Carmike fired her for anti-military comments

    It might all be a misunderstanding. Manhattan resident Megan May said Thursday she posted a Facebook rant earlier in the week out of anger — as a way to vent about life’s frustrating events. She was seeking consolation in the arms of virtual friends. Instead

  • Local | September 26, 2013

    How Pumpkin Patch craft show has grown over the last 40 years

    Four decades of fun and fund-raising have created plenty of memories. More are coming as Manhattan’s Pumpkin Patch craft show, which opens Friday, will feature around 150 vendors in three buildings — including Pottorf Hall at CiCo —but the event had far more humble beginnings. Kay

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2013

    KSU foundation elects officers

    Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on September 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337. New officers

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 25, 2013

    Commission wrestles with rule changes related to new area floodplain map

    Do no harm; that seemed to be the attitude of city commissioners at a work session Tuesday night, as they discussed proposed changes to construction regulations that would be in line with new FEMA and community floodplains. Commissioners voiced concerns about the impact on existing

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 25, 2013

    Obamacare numbers lower than expected

    The furor over “Obamacare” turned into real numbers Wednesday as the federal government revealed premium figures that were “lower than originally projected.” As GOP legislators continue their attempts to defund the plan through a threatened government shutdown, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2013

    Fort Riley soldier earns Medal of Honor

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    A former Fort Riley solider will receive the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on October 15. Capt. Will Swenson was attached to an embedded training team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was nominated for the medal for his actions

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2013

    Saline County murder trial opens today in Manhattan

    The trial of a Salina man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 14-month-old child began today with jury selection in the Riley County District Court. Antonio M. Brown Sr., 29, was granted a change of venue after his case and plea received intense media coverage in

  • Local | September 25, 2013

    Clubs to celebrate 4-H Week

    Riley County will begin celebrating National 4-H week on October 5 with a 4-H project kick-off from 1 to 4 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This event will give young people and their families a chance to experience a variety of 4-H projects, activities and club

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 24, 2013

    The City Park barbell walkers? They’re in serious training


    Q: I see these people carrying weights over their head and doing jumps and lunges or whatever along the trail around City Park. What’s going on there?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | September 24, 2013

    Worker at BRI charged

    A Wabaunsee County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Monday against Linda Kay Miller, 51. Miller was charged with three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently altered

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