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  • Local |Education | January 23, 2014

    Board holds off on vote for employee gun policy

    The USD 383 school board postponed a vote Wednesday on a revised policy that would allow employees with concealed carry permits to keep a firearm in their vehicle on school property. The board decided to hold its decision until receiving some clarification on the legal ramifications

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    It’s good to see progressives prevail on City Commission

    To the Editor: I have regained my respect for our Manhattan City Commission after several key votes. They were all 3 to 2 votes with the more progressive commissioners prevailing over the ultra conservative Wynn Butler and John Matta. I certainly hope the trend continues.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 23, 2014

    Researcher: Bosses benefit from mentoring

    If an accounting firm wants to maintain a strong ethical environment from top to bottom, a new study by a Kansas State University accounting professor and her colleagues find it’s important that the firm’s environment is viewed the same from bottom to top.

  • Arts, Leisure | January 23, 2014

    A classical trio, a bluegrass duo and a flautist


    Two local performance series present options for your musical tastes this weekend.   The Hale Library Concert Series presents The Flint Hills Trio of Kansas featuring cellist David Littrell, pianist Amanda Arrington and soprano Janie Brokenicky at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Hemisphere Room of Hale

  • Manhattan High School | January 22, 2014

    Indians to open TOC against Heights

    After a 6-2 start to the season that has seen its ups and downs, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team gets the chance to see just how well it stacks up among some of the state’s best teams this week. The Indians will make

  • Manhattan High School | January 22, 2014

    MHS girls outlast Rural for 33-27 win


    Most nights, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team averages about 40 percent field-goal shooting. In Tuesday’s 33-27 win over Washburn Rural, the Indians shot just 25 percent in a low-scoring game that saw both teams turn it on late in the game after frigid starts. Manhattan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 22, 2014

    200 emergency workers involved in search for St. George woman


    A St. George woman is still missing, and efforts to find her have intensified. The Riley County Police Department issued a press release Tuesday afternoon, saying that about 200 emergency personnel have searched more than 500 acres in freezing temperatures looking for Jane Peterson, 56, who was reported

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 22, 2014

    City OKs regional transit board

    City commissioners gave their official approval to creation of a regional transportation board on Tuesday — but it was a close call. The vote was 3-2, with mayor John Matta and commissioner Wynn Butler voting no on the basis that they felt more information was needed.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | January 22, 2014

    Soldier dies on I-70

    ELLSWORTH — A Fort Riley soldier was killed in a car crash in Ellsworth County Tuesday afternoon. Calvin J. Michalak, 22, Ursa, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident nine miles northwest of Ellsworth after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 around 12:30 p.m.,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 22, 2014

    RCPD commended for 10-percent crime drop

    The Riley County Law Board unanimously approved a list of goals for the Riley County Police Department on Tuesday — but also commended the department for a job well done. The RCPD met last year’s goal for crime reduction and will work to maintain the

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