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  • Local |Government & Politics | September 08, 2014

    Riley spends less than peers

    The Riley County government spends less money — and makes less money — per person than its peers, according to a report. Riley County commission chairman Bob Boyd on Tuesday read a report from the Office of Local Government, a unit of K-State Research and Extension, concerning

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 08, 2014

    Collins: Few residents getting alerts

    Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins asked those in attendance inside the Commission Chambers Monday morning for a show of hands to see who made a point to listen for sirens during tornadic weather. Nearly all the people in attendance raised their hands. He

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 08, 2014

    Commission to get update on sign ordinance revisions

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update Tuesday on progress made in the revision of the city’s sign regulations. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no action taken at the meeting. Senior planner Chad Bunger said

  • Editorials | September 08, 2014

    Let Congress reform immigration

    President Barack Obama, who has faced repeated criticism for not following through on promises, was wise in recent days to back away from his commitment to an executive directive that could have changed the legal status of millions of undocumented immigrants. Unfortunately, rather than say

  • September 08, 2014

    Local governments did well to limit spending growth

    To the Editor: Albert Einstein is reported to have said, “The most powerful force in the universe is the power of compounded interest.” To understand the 2014 budgets of local government, we need some historical perspective and to appreciate the concept of compounded interest. Over the

  • Letters | September 08, 2014

    Talking about suicide can help to prevent it

    To the Editor: Did you know the word committed when describing suicide is left over from the Middle Ages, when suicide was condemned as a crime and a sin? We now know that suicide is illness-driven and not a crime, sin or choice. It’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    University to observe 9/11 with two campus events

    The School of Leadership Studies and HandsOn Kansas State at Kansas State University are sponsoring two Manhattan campus events to remember 9/11 and honor the country’s veterans. The commemoration will include the university’s annual Day of Service on Sept. 13 as well as a new

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    Gift benefits KSU geography students

    The estate of Steven Kale, Salem, Oregon, has provided a gift of nearly $800,000 to Kansas State University through his will. The funds will support a scholarship and the excellence fund for the geography department in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. The scholarship

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2014

    Israeli delegation to conduct water management seminars

    Two Israeli experts in water technology, strategic planning and desalination will visit Kansas State University Olathe on Wednesday to present two international water management seminars. The delegation includes Michael Zaide, head of the strategic planning section at the Israeli Water and Sewage Authority, and Oved

  • Obituaries | September 08, 2014


    Jim Yackley, 65, of Searcy, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Claudia; children, Jennifer and Brian; and brother, Tom (Claire).  He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Ruth Yackley. Jim entered the U.

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