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  • Local |Business | January 30, 2014

    Low temps, high prices mean crisis for propane users


    Propane users are enduring a crisis, with skyrocketing prices combined with unusually cold weather. It can be a deadly combination. The cost of propane has more than doubled in recent weeks, with prices shooting so high that Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday instituted provisions to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 30, 2014

    RCPD: Most car thefts involved unlocked doors

    A new Riley County Police Department statistic revealed that 93.3 percent of vehicle burglaries during the last three years involved unlocked automobiles. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said that out of 753 vehicle burglaries from 2011-2013, only 50 were break-ins. “As a community, we could change that

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | January 30, 2014

    K-State offers variety of events during February

    Aerial acrobats, oboists, flautists, tap dancers and even native stone cellars highlight February at Kansas State University. The following events, sponsored by the university’s McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, are being offered

  • Local | January 29, 2014

    Students celebrate Sunflower State


    At least 150 children celebrated Kansas Day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center Wednesday morning. The youngsters sat in the circular foyer on the first floor singing, “Home on the Range” – Kansas’ state song – in celebration of the day, and were rewarded with a helping of

  • Local |Business | January 29, 2014

    Service event draws a crowd

    Even before the official 10 a.m. start, people began lining up for food being handed out as a part of the inaugural “Everybody Counts” event. Members of the social services community came together at First United Methodist Church’s Harris Activity Center, 530 Poyntz Ave., to

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 29, 2014

    Sign of the times: City looks at updating rules for digital

    Manhattan is moving into the digital age — at least in terms of signage. City officials are looking at updating rules for all business signs, but discussion at Tuesday’s commission work session focused specifically on the use of digital signs. There was general agreement that

  • Local |Education | January 29, 2014

    Tech college to get sign

    Matc sign.phatch

    Manhattan Area Technical College soon should have a large sign on Seth Child Road near Dickens Avenue, pointing where the college is located. “We just wanted to let people know where we are,” said MATC president and CEO Rob Edleston. The college campus sits on 14

  • Local | January 29, 2014

    Bike Across Kansas to stop in Manhattan

    Manhattan is on the route of the 40th annual Bike Across Kansas tour. The eight-day, 550-mile ride, begins June 7 at the Kansas-Colorado border west of Elkhart and goes diagonally across the state. Overnight stops include Satanta, Spearville, Ellinwood, Salina, Wamego, Oskaloosa, and Hiawatha. The route

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2014

    Hearing set for man accused of theft

    A Wamego man charged of felony theft will have a preliminary hearing next month. Tracy Roberts, 44, a former executive officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge William Malcolm. Roberts was arrested Jan. 13 on theft charges

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2014

    Man accused of Dara’s robbery to appear

    A man arrested in connection with a November armed robbery at Dara’s Fast Lane convenience store has been scheduled for a status hearing. Travis Bowman, 23, was arrested on aggravated robbery and felony theft charges after a Nov. 20 incident at the convenience store, 1816 Claflin Road.

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