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  • Local |Obituaries | July 30, 2013

    Former bishop dies

    The Most Reverend George K Fitzsimons,  Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina from 1984 to 2004, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home in Ogden. He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Kinzie and Margaret Mary (Donovan) Fitzsimons. Survivors include his sister,&

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    More 4-H livestock results from 2013 Riley County Fair

    Here are the results of the 4-H competition at the Riley County Fair. Goat Division Alpine Champion, Michaela Sievers, Bonfire. Lamancha Champion, Courtney Anderson, Randolph Ramblers. Nubian Champion, Brittni Winter, Leonardville Hustlers; Reserve Champion, Mikayla Winter, Leonardville Hustlers. Oberhasli Champion, Michaela Sievers, Bonfire; Reserve Champion,

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2013

    Citizens speak out against proposed public building commission

    Two more members of the public Monday opposed the creation of a proposed public building commission. Ralph Wahl and Curt Porter addressed Riley County commissioners during the public comment section of the commission meeting, saying they felt creation of the commission would take away their

  • 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

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