A local aerospace electronics company with humble beginnings is now a part of a multi-million-dollar deal. ICE Corporation, founded in a Kansas State University dorm room in 1973, has been purchased by Ultra Electronics, a defense, aerospace, security, transport and energy company based in the United
A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, while his mother has pleaded no contest to aiding him after the fact and other charges. James McKenith, 33, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court for the murder of John
A Missouri man charged with vehicular homicide was sentenced to 12 months of probation Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Daniel Nitchman, 39, of St. Robert, Mo., was charged with the Class A misdemeanor in the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Nitchman pleaded no contest
The official results are still pending, but Bob Awerkamp is hopeful an engineering analysis of the Belvue Bridge conducted last week will be good news. Awerkamp is owner of The Onyx Collection at Belvue and the person who urged the Pottawatomie County Commission to get
The push to keep the stage at Peace Memorial Auditorium continues. A benefit concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Memorial in City Hall. The program is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for
Four hundred forty-six students and members of the faculty and staff at Kansas State University signed a petition against the Kansas Board of Regents’ proposed social media policy. The petition was developed by the Faculty Senate leadership group and sent to the regents on Tuesday.
USD 383 school board members are scheduled to discuss the district’s Head Start programs and the purchase of radios for Manhattan High School at their meeting Wednesday. Current considerations for the high school are to purchase Kenwood NexEdge NX 220K radios from Ka-Comm Inc. in
Brad Schoen can be funny, and he can laugh loud enough to make people stop talking across a large, noisy room. But when Schoen has his chief’s hat on — when he’s officially speaking as director of the Riley County Police Department —he checks
Riley County commissioners expressed their disappointment in the Kansas legislature Monday morning with the passing of Senate Bill 231, also known as the “COTA to BOTA” bill, over the weekend. It passed the House 124-0 and the Senate 26-13. The bill changes the Court of Tax
City commissioners Tuesday will consider a proposal on how to allocate federal funding for community improvements. This federal money would fund the fifth year of the five-year action plan approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding would be for
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