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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    Rezoning passes for new McDonald’s


    City commissioners unanimously approved a request from McDonald’s Tuesday to rezone a tract near the corner of Fourth Street and Bluemont Avenue from an R-2 family residential district to a C-5 highway service commercial district. Eric Cattell, assistant director of planning, said the rezoning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    Wife: Accused troubled

    The wife of a Fort Riley soldier accused of murder testified under cross-examination Wednesday that her husband had psychological problems around the time the crime was committed. Daniel Parker, 26, is accused by the state of shooting a semi-automatic M4 rifle at a motorcycle clubhouse off

  • Local | August 21, 2013

    Childhood obesity rates down in Kansas


    Kansas was among 19 states whose childhood obesity rates decreased in recent years, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, released earlier this month, showed a only slight decline in childhood obesity from 2008 to 2011 in those states. Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    Animal science professor named to hall of fame

    Whether it was through his role as coach of the Kansas State University Meat Judging Team, advisor to Block & Bridle or Ag Student Council or one of the many classes he taught as a professor of animal science, a generation of Kansans learned from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    Woman found dead in Junction City

    A woman was found dead in Junction City Tuesday night, according to a press release from the Junction City Police Department. The police and EMS responded to the 700 block of West Eighth Street at about 7 p.m. after reports that someone had been shot. Upon

  • Local |Kansas State University |Fort Riley | August 21, 2013

    K-State to renew partnership with Fort Riley

    Kansas State University and the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will renew a partnership in an on-campus ceremony on Aug. 28. The public is invited to attend. Kirk Schulz, K-State president, and Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general,

  • General Activities | August 21, 2013

    Titans holding tryouts

    The 14U Manhattan Titan baseball team will hold tryouts this Sunday Aug. 25, at Eisenhower South from 2 to 4 p.m.  For a player to be eligible his birth date must be 05/01/1999 or later.  This is a competitive traveling team. For more information you can

  • Columns | August 21, 2013

    Government should not fund trips to ALEC

    In the recent legislative session Kansas lawmakers cut spending for essential state services but at the same time set aside taxpayer funds to be schooled by select corporate interests. Most Kansans would expect to see businesses spend their own funds to influence lawmakers but might

  • Editorials | August 21, 2013

    The picture isn’t enough

    The Riley County Law Board deserves plaudits for its decision Monday not to explore the idea of deploying “red light cameras” within its jurisdiction. The demerits of the idea substantially outweigh the potential benefits. The cameras, mounted above intersections, exist in some jurisdictions as a

  • Letters | August 21, 2013

    Focus on suicide prevention

    To the Editor: Sept 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week and Sept. 10 is National Suicide Awareness Day.  There will be educational events across the nation to raise awareness of the signs of suicide and encourage communities to engage in suicide prevention activities. Ninety percent

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