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  • 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


    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 19, 2013

    Manhattan, Riley County officials consider cooperation, consolidation

    City and county commissioners agreed Thursday that it is time to lay a course of action for intergovernmental cooperation and consolidation. “[W]e never develop a plan,” said Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis. “We talk and talk and talk, but don’t actually do anything.”

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 19, 2013

    Three from KSU rank in Goldwaters

    Three Kansas State University students are recognized in the 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. Jenny Barriga, junior in chemistry and biochemistry, Dodge City, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the university’s 69th Goldwater scholar. Kyle Snow, senior in chemical engineering,

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    Corps recommends $18 million levee addition

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented an $18 million proposal for raising the height of the levee that protects the downtown area of the city Wednesday, saying it would raise flood protection here to the 300-year level. John Grothaus, chief of planning

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