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  • Local |Fort Riley | April 17, 2013

    Former Fort Riley officer writes of sex abuse

    Robert d. shadley.phatch

    A new self-published book by a former high-level officer at Fort Riley delves into a touchy subject both in the military and society in general: sexual abuse. The book, titled “The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal,” details the unraveling of a military power and

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2013

    Farmers’ market to move

    The new City Commission unanimously approved an amended renewal of the Downtown Farmers’ Market contract Tuesday night. Downtown Farmers’ Market, Inc. renews its contract each year, allowing it to use a parking lot downtown on Saturdays from April to October. On that site, which for

  • Local | April 17, 2013

    Film inspired by camps like one in Manhattan

    An organization that puts on camps for foster children, including one in Manhattan, got a little publicity last week with the release of the movie “Camp.” The movie, which was released Friday at Carmike Seth Child 12 theater in Manhattan, will run through April 25, according to

  • Local | April 17, 2013

    Purple Power Play moves to City Park

    This year’s Purple Power Play on Poyntz will take place in City Park instead of downtown, keeping the event out of the way of construction projects happening in its usual location but ruining its signature quadruple alliteration. The change was announced in a press

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    K-State students at marathon describe scene following bombs

    Dana stumpff.phatch

    The tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon hit close to home for several people with Manhattan ties, including four K-State students. Just after 2 p.m. Central Time on Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and injuring

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 16, 2013

    RCPD to see 1.5% pay hike

    Riley County Law Board members agreed on an $18 million 2014 budget Monday that includes a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for full-time salaries, as well as room for a new custodial position. Board members selected that proposed budget by a 4-3 vote over another that contained a 1.8 percent

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    New HS principal at Riley County

    Antoinette Root has been named Riley County High School principal by USD 378 Supt. Brad Starnes. Root’s selection was announced Tuesday. She will come to the school from 10 years as the transition coordinator and teacher for Reno County Youth Services and Hutchinson High School. She

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    Board to vote on stadium contractor

    The USD 383 school board will vote for a new site work company for the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. At its March 27 meeting, the school board approved the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project’

  • Local |Business | April 16, 2013

    Vacant lot sales may indicate rise in residential construction is coming

    Residential construction in Pott County should be picking up soon, if the recent sales of vacant lots is a valid indicator. Twenty-three vacant lots were sold in February and another 15 in March, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Those are very good numbers,” Schlegel

  • Local | April 16, 2013

    Former resident felt ‘scared but safe’

    Wendy Summerhill Johnson, a former Manhattanite who ran the Boston Marathon Monday, got a text message from her mother afterward: “Thank goodness you’re fast.” Johnson, 45, ran the race in 3:23, meaning she had gone back to her hotel a block away from the finish line

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