Tuesday, May 24, 2016



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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 09, 2016

    Police arrest suspect in Taco Bell robbery

    Riley County Police arrested a Manhattan man in connection with an armed robbery of a Taco Bell Sunday evening. RCPD responded to a report of an armed robbery at Taco Bell, 1155 Westport Drive, at 11:08 p.m. Sunday. After an investigation, RCPD arrested Qavonjez Mason, 23, 1428 Beechwood

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 09, 2016

    Horst files for re-election to state board of education

    Deena Horst¸ a retired educator from Salina, has filed for re-election to the Sixth District seat on the Kansas State Board of Education. The district covers counties in a portion of northeast Kansas, north central Kansas and a portion of northwest Kansas. Horst is completing

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 08, 2016

    Area Republicans say they haven’t decided about Trump support

    Wait and see is how Republican state legislators in the area are approaching Donald Trump. Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican party after his remaining competitors, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, dropped out last week. Trump’s run for office has been

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | May 08, 2016

    Lawmakers not happy about state higher ed cuts

    Most area legislators aren’t fans of the higher education cuts in the state budget. Last week, the state legislature passed a fiscal year 2017 budget that included $17.7 million in cuts to Kansas Board of Regents universities. The cuts include about $4 million to K-State, $344,984 to K-State

  • Local |Business | May 08, 2016

    Hotdog toasters, pedometers and more at sale

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    WAMEGO — As its name suggests, a hotdog toaster is a type of pop-up toaster oven perfectly tailored to cook two hotdogs and two buns simultaneously. Out of about 50 yard sales taking place in Wamego this weekend, it seems safe to assume that only one could

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2016

    Small shop owner enjoys nuts and bolts of business

    “Nice threads.” In the 1970s, that was a slang phrase that a person would use to compliment someone’s clothes. Now a “thread” refers to a line of discussion on social media. But today we are referring to a totally different kind of thread: The

  • Local | May 06, 2016

    Olsburg bursting with small-town charms

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    OLSBURG — Now a symbol of Swedish culture, the Dala horse originated hundreds of years ago as a children’s toy. Legend has it woodcarvers made the horses for their kids to play with during long, dark winters. Though common within the forests of Sweden for

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2016

    LaPolice to run as independent

    A Republican Congressional candidate said he’s running as an independent because the party isn’t properly representing the voters. Alan LaPolice of Clyde announced Thursday that he would drop out of the Republican primary to make an independent run for Kansas’ First Congressional District

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2016

    Wabaunsee shines in film on Underground Railroad

    The director of a new K-State documentary hopes his work highlighting the local area’s contribution to the Underground Railroad will help students understand the role Kansas played in helping slaves escape to freedom. K-State’s College of Education’s “Dawn of Day: Stories from

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | May 06, 2016

    I keep seeing Ryder trucks; where are they going?

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    Q: Every morning on my drive into Manhattan I see at least three Ryder moving trucks going north on U.S. Highway 77. Then, the other day, I saw some Ryder trucks heading south back into town at about 3 p.m. It seems so strange. Where

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