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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2013

    Lawmakers respond to ‘hard 50’ proposal

    Local lawmakers are comfortable with Governor Sam Brownback’s call for a special session to amend the state’s “hard 50” law. There is some concern, however, about whether the session’s purpose might be expanded beyond that scope. Brownback called the special session Friday; it

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2013

    Man pleads not guilty in first-degree murder case

    A not guilty plea was entered Monday for the suspect in an April shooting that left one man dead. Matthew Wilson, 43, was arrested after a deadly shooting April 7 where he allegedly entered his neighbor’s apartment and opened fire, killing one man and injuring three

  • Local |Business | July 29, 2013

    Local doctor takes control of KU Med

    Manhattan native and Kansas State University graduate Lou Wetzel has been elected chief of staff at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Wetzel joined The University of Kansas Hospital medical staff in 1986 specializing in body imaging. He grew up in Manhattan and

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 29, 2013

    K-State seeks tastiest steaks

    The American Royal Association and Kansas State University Olathe are looking for the best-tasting steak and are inviting beef producers from across the nation to submit rib-eye steaks for the competition. The second annual American Royal Steak Competition will be the week of Sept. 15 at

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    New massage therapy opens in Manhattan

    Hand and Stone Massage Therapy recently opened for business at 404 Humbolt, Suite B, inside Blue River Wellness. Cheri Covalt, owner, provides a variety of massages including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, hot stone and chair. Covalt is offering a new client discount of $5 off first

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    Dialysis center opens in Marysville

    To provide access to dialysis services Flint Hills Dialysis opened an new dialysis center on July 8 in Marysville. The new center is in the South Plaza building on the Community Memorial Hospital campus. The center has six stations, a waiting area and parking. The center

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    Sunset Zoo hires preschool teacher

    Sunset Zoo hired Cassie Anderson as the lead teacher for the zoo’s new childcare program, Zoo Sprouts. Anderson will oversee the development of this full-time, nature-based program that will begin in September. “Cassie brings significant experience in early childhood education and a passion for

  • Local | July 28, 2013

    4H results from the Riley County fair

    Here are the winners from the Riley County Fair as part of the 4H competitions from Friday. Wildlife Division Champion, Wade Stroda, College Hill; Reserve Champion, Katherine Sundgren, Riley Rascals.   Wood Science Division Champion, Erika Graham, Wildcat; Reserve Champion, Nathan Featherstone, Wildcat.   Space

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 27, 2013

    Drug sweep nabs 17

    Seventeen persons, most of them from Manhattan, were arrested Friday afternoon in what appeared to have been a significant and ongoing drug sweep here. Authorities said in a statement issued Friday evening that additional arrests are expected in what they described as “ongoing investigations into

  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Traits of a skilled leader

    There may have been only one contestant in each division of the Shepherd’s Lead contest, but the lack of competition didn’t stop entrants from putting on a show for the crowd that packed the bleachers in Hurlburt Hall Friday night. The purple ribbon

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