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  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    RCPD officer to retire Oct. 1

    Police Officer Rodney Cook has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Cook began his career with the department in March 1987 as a police officer. He will retire effective Oct. 1, 2014, after 27 years of service. Cook has served the Riley County Police Department and

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior manager

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Julie Spiegel, CPA, as a senior manager. Spiegel joined the firm in September after a long tenure at a Manhattan-based agriculture lending company that provided tax and financial accounting services to its farm and ranch customers. She holds a Bachelor

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Colbert Hills hires business development director

    Inge Jorgensen Seiler is the director of business development for Colbert Hills. Seiler’s primary role is to become immersed in the Manhattan community, building relationships with businesses and community members. Prior to joining Colbert Hills, Seiler spent seven seasons as the assistant director of

  • Columns | September 28, 2014

    Scottish vote will shake up U.K. governance

    If a single factor has characterized the British political system, it has been strict centralization. Even local government is under the strict control of the central authorities. Funds are allocated downward, and the implementation of major decisions by Parliament is overseen by central authorities. Local

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Manhattan routs Scots, 54-0

    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0. The Indians dominated every phase of the game, taking

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Company cited in tower collapse

    The company that was dismantling a communications tower near Blaine when it collapsed and killed two workers in March has been cited for two willful and four serious safety violations related to the accident. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 26, 2014

    Ogden structure fire causes $100,000 in damage

    A fire in Ogden Thursday night caused a garage to collapse and severely damaged a house before being extinguished. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 229 12th St. at about 9:30 p.m. and were there until about 1:30 a.m. Officials aren’t certain how the fire

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 26, 2014

    Do K-State, Riley County police overlap?

    Wonder1

    Q: Can you compare the jurisdictions of the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department? Do their jurisdictions ever overlap in any way? A: The areas each department covers are a bit more fluid than they may at first appear. Per

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Riverchase residents still dealing with water issues

    Sabrina McMiller smiled as her washing machine hummed in the background. It was a sound that wasn’t heard earlier in the week at McMiller’s residence, which she shares with her husband and four children, in Riverchase Mobile Home Park. “You can’t do

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 26, 2014

    Commission OKs rezoning plan for winery

    Plans for a winery and event center in Riley County can move forward after Riley County commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request Thursday. David and Daniel Tegtmeier of Bern requested the Riley County Commission rezone a 152.7-acre tract of land from an agricultural district to


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