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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Seeds can become issue of intellectual property theft

    Seeds aren’t very large, but when they cost millions to produce, stealing them is serious business. Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing stolen rice seed samples to

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    What to do with CVB board?

    “We’ve had one blip with one grant,” said City Commissioner Karen McCulloh. That “blip” to which McCulloh was referring was a $25,000 grant provided to the so-called Fieldhouse Group by the Chamber of Commerce — based on advice from the Convention and Visitors Bureau — and it

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 18, 2013

    New hotel provides lodging option for traveling soldiers


    Fort Riley now has 100 more beds for its soldiers. The post is home to a new extended stay hotel, geared to serve soldiers and their families as they come through the central Flint Hills.  The Candlewood Suites on post, the first Candlewood Suites on

  • Area Schools | December 18, 2013

    Wetmore 47, Frankfurt 32

    At Wetmore, the Wildcats were outscored in every quarter on the road against Wetmore, trailing by six at halftime and nine heading into the fourth quarter. Individual scoring was not available. Frankfort travels to Baileyville B&B on Friday to close out the semester.

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    New pool rate plan more fluid

    Going for a swim just got cheaper. City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved pool rate structure changes that will give users more options and cheaper prices. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said that instead of offering 20-, 40- and 80-punch passes, the city will

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 18, 2013

    Members of KSU community honored for diversity efforts

    Kansas State University and Commerce Bank are recognizing two individuals for their diversity enhancement efforts. LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin, director of the College of Engineering’s multicultural engineering program, is receiving the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Underrepresented Students at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Shooting suspect appears in court

    A status hearing for Jan. 14 was set for a Wamego man charged in connection with the Dec. 10 shooting at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan. Dustin Monroe, 33, was charged of three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Obituaries | December 18, 2013


    Margaret Anna “Marge” Macy, 92, retired owner/bookkeeper for C&M TV Service, died Monday. The family provided some of the following information. Marge was a member of the Downtown Cosmopolitan Club, enjoyed bowling and was a great cook. She was preceded in death by

  • Obituaries | December 18, 2013


    Ernest Gail Bauer, 92, died Monday at Medicalodge in Clay Center. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Clay County. Gail was raised in the Broughton community and graduated from CCCHS. He married Mina Oetinger on Oct. 24, 1943. They farmed in the Broughton area before moving to Fairbury, Neb.,

  • Obituaries | December 18, 2013


    Tony A. Sump, 72, of Randolph, died Tuesday at the Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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