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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    Horne jury can’t reach a verdict

    A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of armed robbery. Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours before Judge John Bosch declared the mistrial around 10 p.m. in the case of Levertis Horne, 22, who is facing two counts of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    House fire in Wamego being investigated as an arson

    Authorities are investigating an early morning fire in Wamego, in which a dog is being heralded as a hero for saving its owner, as an aggravated arson. The fire occurred before dawn Friday at 304 Poplar Street. Firefighters and law enforcement officers responded to find a

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 11, 2013

    Third-year K-State student spends week at Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico

    To most Americans, Guadalajara sounds like an exotic destination. For third-year student Sabra Ortega, it was an exotic destination - that is, it was a destination where she could work with exotic animals. Sabra spent a week in June at the Guadalajara Zoo in Jalisco,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2013

    State-of-the-art justice facility opens in Pottawatomie County


    A courtroom that allows judges to decide which jurors see certain video and audio evidence. A 76-person max capacity jail. Those features and more are inside the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center, the first portion of which opens Aug. 19. The $14 million center is designed to

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Local inventor chosen as a national finalist

    A Manhattan inventor and entrepreneur has been chosen as a finalist in a national competition for a project that would supply Greensburg, with a solar-powered LED sign to promote the city’s green initiatives. Mark Moser is the man behind the Konza Portable Solar Tracker,

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Arizona church partners with MCC

    Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) has partnered with Manhattan Christian College to launch an accredited learning experience this week that will enable college students to gain valuable inside training from one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. with on-the-job experience, leadership

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Westar see high profits from higher rates

    Westar Energy, Inc. announced earnings of $67 million, or $0.53 per share, for the second quarter 2013 compared with earnings of $61 million, or $0.48 per share, for the second quarter 2012. Earnings for the six months ended June 30 were $118 million, or $0.93 per share, compared with $89 million, or $0.70 per share, for

  • Local |Business | August 11, 2013

    Pawnee receives $1,500 in funding

    The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded Pawnee Mental Health Services $1,500 to purchase self-regulation curriculum to be used with children and adolescents diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances (SED). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and

  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    It’s back to school for USD 383 bus driver trainees

    Bus 2.phatch

    High school students avoid riding the school bus if they can, but about 80 adults have deliberately returned to the school bus … to drive. That’s how many bus drivers USD 383 currently has, and they’re training even more for the upcoming school year. Transportation director

  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    Marriage proposal interrupts meeting

    The approximately 750 USD 383 employees who gathered in MHS’s Rezac Auditorium got the expected start-of-the-school-year orientation, and then some. They also witnessed a marriage proposal. During the normal introductions that accompany such sessions, Michelle Jones, the district’s communications coordinator, called Emily Dossett, director of

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