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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2014

    1st RCPD citizen forum draws few attendees

    Rich Jankovich is hopeful that holding forums that are more relaxed than the monthly Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meetings will result in more opportunities for citizens and the board to communicate. On Wednesday, Jankovich, fellow board member Robert Boyd and Riley County Police

  • Local | July 03, 2014

    Wednesday’s high was coolest on record

    Temperatures were unseasonably cool in Manhattan Wednesday. The high temperature for the day was 72, which broke the record for lowest high temperature on record. The previous record for the coldest high was set in 1908 at 73 degrees. State climatologist Mary Knapp said the cooler temperatures were

  • Local |Traffic | July 03, 2014

    Kimball to be closed at night

    Nighttime travelers on Kimball Avenue will have to find a different route starting Sunday. Kimball Avenue from North Manhattan Avenue to Tuttle Creek Boulevard will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for approximately four to six weeks during the work week, Sunday through Thursday

  • General Activities | July 03, 2014

    Royals’ TV ratings surge in June

    The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday that viewership on FOX Sports Kansas City increased by 29 percent in June vs. May. FOX Sports Kansas City was the No. 1 channel in prime time the last nine nights the Royals played in the month in of June. According

  • Editorials | July 03, 2014

    Discovery Center has work to do

    The Manhattan City Commission acted prudently Tuesday in rejecting an increase in the transient guest tax to boost the subsidy for the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The transient guest tax is the so-called bed tax that is added to the bills of motel and hotel

  • Columns | July 03, 2014

    Candor lacking on state budget

    Kansas tax revenues continue their decline below projections — another $28 million in June. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan is still trying to use the impact of federal tax law on capital gains to justify the $338 million Kansas revenue shortfall at the end of the 2014 fiscal year

  • Letters | July 03, 2014

    Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the way for our freedom. Our

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    KSU dietitian shares tips to keep weight off during Fourth

    This Fourth of July, enjoy the explosion of fireworks, but don’t let all the treats blow up your diet, says a Kansas State University dietitian. Amber Howells, director of the coordinated program in dietetics offered by the hospitality management and dietetics department in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    Gilman scholar explores Japanese culture, wants to teach English

    Kansas State University’s newest Gilman scholar is using a first-time opportunity to further her plans to one day teach English in Japan. Khiana Harris, senior in anthropology and psychology, Kansas City, is spending eight weeks at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan, as

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2014


    Darold O. Ukena, 91, died Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a lifelong resident of the Manhattan area. The family provided some of the following information. Darold was born in Greenleaf on June 7, 1923. He was the son of Gerhardt

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