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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 13, 2013

    A briefing for internationals on rules at the airport

    For most college students, going home is a matter of hopping in the car and driving down the road. But for those from a foreign country, traveling home can be a complex ordeal. Given the increasing number of Kansas State University students who come from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man gets 42 months in robbery

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for robbing a convenience store that led to arson in which a Kansas State University researcher died. Frank Joseph Hanson, 23, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 13, 2013

    Pottawatomie County to discuss security

    Pottawatomie County commissioners will hold a work session with department heads soon to hear input on the state’s new law regarding concealed weapons in public buildings. Commissioners tentatively set the session for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, but first wanted to make sure all department

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man gets 33 months for embezzelment

    A Manhattan accountant has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for embezzling from a commercial construction company where he worked. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the sentencing Monday afternoon against Larry D. Lord, who pleaded guilty in March to one count of mail

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 13, 2013

    Manhattan, K-State rank in national ‘best’ lists

    Great campus, great town. That’s what two new rankings show about Kansas State University and Manhattan. Business Insider, a leading business news and analysis website, has Kansas State University in its list of Top 20 best college campuses in the nation, while another ranking by

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man stabbed at lake

    A 23-year-old Manhattan man was stabbed at a lake on Sunday after a fight about the volume of the radio. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing reported to have occurred at Pottawatomie County State Lake No. 2, 8010 State Lake Road in Manhattan

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 12, 2013

    McDowell planning advances

    Riley County commissioners moved forward Monday on design plans for a $5.4 million upgrade to McDowell Creek Road. But it may still be some time before work on the project actually begins. Commissioners acted after listening to Shilling Asphalt owners Mike and Doug Shilling about potential

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2013

    School contract is ratified

    The terms of the contract for USD 383 teachers have officially been agreed upon. The USD 383 school board held a special meeting Monday, where board members unanimously approved it. Teachers ratified the deal during a vote last week. District administration and the Manhattan-Ogden chapter of the

  • Local | August 12, 2013

    Dog dies in Wamego fire

    Emergency workers responded to an accidental Wamego trailer fire Sunday that killed a family dog. Wamego Assistant Chief of Police Paul Schliffke said at 2:09 p.m., a structure fire was reported at 314 Maple Street, lot 107 in the Mobile Villa Trailer Court. Another park resident called 911.

  • Local | August 11, 2013

    Initial kids triathlon draws good crowd to City Park competition


    For once, kids being up and running around early Saturday morning was a good thing for both parents and children. Around 100 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 participated in the inaugural “Just Tri It” Youth Triathlon at City Park. Giovanna Sherwood stood by her daughter,

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