Sat
11
Nov

Evel Knievel Museum home to several iconic bikes

(photo gellery)--When Evel Knievel was a teenager, he was among onlookers when the touring Joie Chitwood Thrill Show made a stop in his hometown of Butte, Mont. The car and motorcycle stunts featuring jumps and fire thrilled the teenager.

 

“The thing that impressed my 15-year-old mind the most was his intoxicating spirit and incredible showmanship,” Knievel said of Chitwood, who built his first race car while working at a Topeka welding shop in 1934. “It was then that I knew this business was for me.”

Sat
14
Jan

Victim critical, two in jail after Junction City motorcycle club disturbance

A disturbance early Saturday at a Junction City motorcycle club left one person in critical condition and two others in jail, police said.

Authorities weren’t releasing the name of the victim, whom Junction City police Sgt. Brad Diel said was in critical condition at Salina Regional Hospital in Salina.

Junction City police arrested Todd Mahoney, 38, and Kirk Fuller, 33, both of Junction City, Diel said.

Both were being held without bond in the Geary County Jail in Junction City in connection with aggravated battery, a felony, Diel said.

He said police were called about 12:50 a.m. to a disturbance at Veterans Motorcycle Club, where they determined the victim had sustained injuries.

Further details weren’t being made public.