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  • Local |Fort Riley | December 29, 2012

    Infantry team begins returning to Fort Riley

    Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team began returning to Fort Riley this weekend from Afghanistan. The first group of about 150 soldiers were reunited with family and friends at a welcome-home ceremony Saturday evening. Members of the brigade deployed to

  • Local |Education | December 29, 2012

    School district wraps up construction in 2012

    For USD 383, 2012 was the year that the school district finally completed its facility promises to the taxpayers. The projects from the $97.5 million bond issue passed by voters in November 2008 to renovate the district’s buildings finished in November with the Marlatt Elementary gym addition. At

  • Local | December 29, 2012

    Charity fund allocates $180,000 in grants

    Grants totaling $180,000 to 11 local entities were announced this weekend by organizers of the Yes! Fund in Manhattan. The largest single grant, $65,500, went to the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan to support after school and summer programs. A $50,000 grant went to the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 29, 2012

    Riley house fire causes $240,000 in damage

    A house fire Friday night near Riley caused $240,000 in damage. Riley County Fire firefighters received the call at 10:18 p.m. Friday from Mike Kalmer, who said his residence at 7867 Powys Ave., about 9 miles west of Riley, was on fire. Fire responders from Riley arrived first

  • Local | December 29, 2012

    Bobcat dealership moves to new location

    Bobcat dealership moves to new location White Star Machinery, relocated to a new location in Manhattan, 3695 Green Valley Parkway. Berry Companies, based in Wichita, has been in the construction equipment distribution industry since 1957. Berry Companies has grown to 22 Bobcat locations in 6 states: White Star Machinery

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 28, 2012

    Tickets to upcoming bowl game available on resale websites or from Oregon

    So you’re late to the party on getting tickets for the Fiesta Bowl?It’s still possible to see K-State take on Oregon at 6:30 p.m. Phoenix time Jan. 3 from inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Even better, there are opportunities

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 28, 2012

    Social services funding, 1/2-cent sales tax prominent this year

    Debate over funding for social services agencies and the governing body’s role in renewal of the half-cent sales tax occupied city commissioners during 2012. Commissioner John Matta and Commissioner Wynn Butler, elected on platforms calling for controls on city spending, stood firm on their opposition

  • Local | December 28, 2012

    Manhattan saw its share of comings, goings in 2012

    Manhattan had plenty of comings and goings during 2012. Here is a list of the most notable additions and subtractions from the Manhattan area over the past 12 months. Frank Martin and Bruce Weber: Martin concluded a successful five-season run (117-54) as K-State’s basketball coach by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 28, 2012

    Junction City police search for Laundromat thiefs

    Junction City police are on the lookout for a man and woman who stole money from a Laundromat by opening the change machines in the business, and officials are asking the public for help. The theft occurred on Dec. 21 at Sunshine Laundry, 1802 N. Jackson St.,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 28, 2012

    Man arrested after fleeing cops

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man early Friday morning after he allegedly fled from police, drove drunk and battered another person earlier in the morning at Blackstone Tavern. Police were called to the bar at about 2 a.m. for reports of a fight, Lt.

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