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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2015

    Judge finds probable cause in vehicle burglary case

    A Riley County judge on Friday morning found probable cause to move forward with court proceedings for a Manhattan man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries earlier this year. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by Larry McRell, originally faced two dozen charges for

  • Local |Business | May 14, 2015

    Online sales dent tax receipts

    Local sales tax receipts are up overall, but a drop in one category of goods has local leaders concerned. County treasurer Shilo Heger told Riley County commissioners Thursday that year-to-date sales tax receipts are up 4.48 percent from 2014, but noted a 74.83 percent year-to-year drop in sales

  • Local |Education |Business | May 14, 2015

    School board reverses decision to eliminate admin position

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    A USD 383 administrator will have a job next year after the Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday rescinded notifying him of the district’s intent to not renew his contract. In a packed conference room full of teachers showing support for elementary education director Lucas Shivers, the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2015

    City’s request for RCPD cash in legal limbo

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board is waiting for a response from the Kansas Attorney General on whether the city of Manhattan can use the Riley County Police Department emergency reserve fund to cover a city shortfall. The city has requested using $500,000 from the

  • Local | May 14, 2015

    Manhattan native inducted into Special Operations Hall of Honor

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    After growing up in Manhattan and graduating from Kansas State University, Jim Kyle knew he didn’t want to join the Army. What he didn’t know was that he’d eventually play a prominent role in American special operations history. “Growing up in Manhattan,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2015

    McRell withdraws from road rage case

    Larry McRell, who has represented the man who allegedly shot 27-year-old Casey Lindley in the forehead after a road rage incident, announced Thursday morning he is withdrawing from the case. McRell, who until Thursday morning represented Tierre Wall, 26, told Judge David Stutzman his motion to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2015

    Hearing for shooting near Aggieville set for June 5

    Judge William Malcolm scheduled on Monday a preliminary hearing for a Manhattan man who in April allegedly fired at least two bullets from a gun near 11th and Fremont streets. Dontay Tabron, 21, was arrested and faces charges for aggravated battery and criminal discharge of a

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 14, 2015

    KSU program selects 14 startup ventures to help

    The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University has selected 14 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the university’s second Launch a Business program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program, receiving much-needed

  • Local |Business | May 13, 2015

    Bigger planes to land at MHK in September

    Larger airplanes will arrive at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Sept. 9. Airport director Peter Van Kuren gave information on Tuesday about this and terminal expansion activities to the Manhattan City Commission during its work session. Commissioners received an update on progress of top city projects

  • Local | May 13, 2015

    Board weighs options to save former church

    WAMEGO — Nearly five years after housing its last Catholic mass, the future of the former St. Bernard’s church in Wamego is still uncertain. The church — now referred to by some as the “stone building” because it no longer houses a congregation — was originally scheduled

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