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  • 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.

  • Local |Traffic | December 28, 2012

    Van engulfed in flames on I-70

    A van became engulfed in flames Friday morning on I-70, near mile marker 318, after the driver struck a deer, but no injuries were reported. The accident shut down the interstate for about 50 minutes each way. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Donald Reed, 61, was driving a

  • Local | December 27, 2012

    Corps of Engineers offers chance to spot migrating birds

    Eagle 2.phatch

    Staff reports Amateur area ornithologists will get their best chance to see migrating eagles next week at Tuttle Creek. Officials of the Corps of Engineers have announced plans for the annual Eagle Day to be held Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 27, 2012

    A year of ups and downs for Fort Riley

    The year 2012 was a rollercoaster of emotion for those with ties to Fort Riley. The new year brought hundreds of military vehicles and two new schools, launched thousands overseas for battle and left numerous families broken with the deaths of loved ones. Deployment for Fort

  • Local | December 27, 2012

    15-month-old airlifted after car accident

    Staff reports A 15-month-old child was air-lifted to Topeka Wednesday evening following a single-car accident in the 6900 block of Anderson Avenue. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said Hallie Oltsmanns, Keats, was driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota on Anderson about a mile south of Keats when she swerved off

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 27, 2012

    K-State alumni make pride known

    Among the tens of thousands of purple-clad fans cheering on Kansas State University in Greater Phoenix next week, at least five of them should look familiar. That’s because these K-State alumni are making a profound impact on the city they now call home. Thomas

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