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  • Local |Business | April 21, 2013

    Home sales up slightly in quarter

    Manhattan area home sales rose by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period the prior year, according to figures released Friday by the Manhattan Association of Realtors.  Sales totaled 127 units in the first quarter, up from 125 units in 2012. Across the

  • Local | April 21, 2013

    New drive launched to fund pier sign

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    There appears to be an answer to the long-running question of what to do with one of the old K-177 bridge piers next to the Kansas River: A welcome sign. A small group of Manhattan residents has gotten the necessary bureaucratic approvals and is announcing

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 21, 2013

    Access changes on post

    FORT RILEY - Fort Riley officials have made two changes that will affect access for people commuting to the post. As of April 22, hours of operation at the Rifle Range gate will be Monday-Friday, 5-9 a.m., and 4-7 p.m. Effective May 1, commercial vehicles

  • Local |Traffic | April 21, 2013

    Woman dies Friday in K-177 wreck

    A Manhattan resident died at the scene of an accident on Tuttle Creek Boulevard on Friday. Riley County police determined that Carol Douglas allowed her vehicle to drift over the center line in the 600 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard, where it collided with a vehicle

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    KSU Union selects new ambassadors

    Promoting the K-State Student Union and the Union Program Council to prospective students, on-campus organizations and the Manhattan and university community will be the job of a select group of Kansas State University students for the 2013-2014 school year. Seven students will serve as Union

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    Two KSU professors earn appointments

    Kansas State University’s College of Engineering is recognizing the accomplishments of two electrical and computer engineering professors with endowed appointments. Anil Pahwa, professor, was awarded the Logan-Fetterhoof electrical and computer engineering faculty of distinction chair. Pahwa’s research focus includes computer methods for power

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    House fire causes $155,000 in damage

    Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence. Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story

  • Local | April 19, 2013

    MHS grad leaves before lockdown

    One Manhattan native managed Friday morning to get out of Cambridge, Mass., just before the lockdown prompted by the chase for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Rebecca Margolies, a 21-year-old Harvard College senior, by happenstance caught a cab to the Boston airport at 4 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    Man breaks out of Pott Jail

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    Authorities are on the search for an inmate who escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail in Westmoreland Friday morning. Officials said Jon Adrian Getzlaff, 24, Wamego, escaped from the jail’s exercise yard shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. He is described as 5-foot-4-inches, about 150 pounds,

  • Local | April 19, 2013

    ‘Match Day’ aims to help charity donations go farther

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is giving donors the chance to make their donations go farther — and giving organizations the ability to gain up to $10,000 for their endowments with Grow Green Match Day. The event, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 22 at Colony

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