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  • Local |Arts, Leisure | April 25, 2013

    American Girl author to visit in support of reading charity

    The author of several children’s stories, including a book in the popular American Girl series, will appear at Sunset Zoo Sunday as part of a fundraiser for Ethiopia Reads, an organization that focuses on educating young children in Ethiopia. Readers can meet Jane Kurtz

  • Local | April 25, 2013

    Manhattan native receives medical award

    Sara L. Reppert, daughter of Jay and Sue Reppert of Manhattan, received the 2013 LeeAnn McCaffrey, M.D. Women in Medicine Award from the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. Reppert is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska. She will complete her three-year internal medicine

  • Local | April 25, 2013

    Big Lakes center earns CARF accreditation

    CARF International announced that Big Lakes Development Center, Inc., has been accredited for a period of three years for its programs in community housing, community integration, organizational employment services and supported living. The latest accreditation is the twelfth consecutive three-year accreditation outcome that the international

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 25, 2013

    Van drives into hydrant, tree

    Police are looking for the driver of a 1997 Dodge Caravan that drove into a tree and fire hydrant in the 400 block of Poyntz Avenue early Thursday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said the driver was reportedly travelling eastbound on Poyntz when the driver crossed the center

  • Local | April 24, 2013

    Grow Green event raises $100,000

    Grow Green Match Day, sponsored by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, saw 309 donors give more than $100,000 to local charitable organizations Monday. “From the 95 donors who came through the lines in the first hour to the last gift at 6:45 p.m., Grow Green Match Day was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Public nudity reported at Redbud Estates

    A 25-year-old woman reported Tuesday that a man was walking around the Redbud Estates trailer park with his penis exposed. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the woman reported that she was checking her mail in the trailer park court, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road, at about 3:40

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Man reports patronizing prostitute after failure to pay

    Riley County detectives are investigating a possible prostitution case after a man reported that he feared retribution after failing to pay a hired prostitute. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the 23-year-old man, who is listed as being homeless, hired a 19-year-old prostitute out of Topeka from

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2013

    BSU, Schulz confer about paucity of Afro-American faculty at KSU


    A growing student population at Kansas State has growing concerns about the lack of people like them in the university’s faculty. The Black Student Union (BSU) invited K-State president Kirk Schulz, provost April Mason and Peter Dorhout, dean of the College of Arts and

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 24, 2013

    Moran: Towers a safety issue

    Sen. Jerry Moran on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid of jeopardizing air safety for political purposes by reducing the number of air traffic controllers. “Let’s have the debate about sequestration, let’s have the conversation about whether or not

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 24, 2013

    How can impact of floods be reduced?


    City administrators made it clear to commissioners Tuesday night that it is not possible to stop the flooding along Wildcat Creek, but it is possible to reduce the number of people impacted by it. “It is a difficult problem,” Mayor John Matta said. “There isn’

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