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  • Obituaries | June 27, 2014


    Mary Diane Tucker, 60, of Salina died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Rossville Healthcare Rehabilitation Center in Rossville. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born Nov. 25, 1953, in Westmoreland, the daughter of Elmer and Phyllis (Jenkins) Brazzle. She grew up in Wamego, graduating from

  • Obituaries | June 27, 2014


    Idabelle Moore Meade, 89, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Alta Vista, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Ind. The family provided some of the following information. Idabelle entered this life on Nov. 23, 1924, in Madison County, Ind. She was the loving daughter of

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 26, 2014

    Study: If Army experiences cuts, Fort Riley could lose 16,000 jobs

    The Fort Riley area would suffer a tremendous socioeconomic blow if the Army installation experienced significant soldier and civilian position cuts. That’s the finding of an Army report released Thursday that analyzes the environmental and socioeconomic impact a loss of 16,000 positions at Fort Riley

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Campers roll in with buses, moving trucks — even log cabins


    “And you haven’t seen anything, yet.” That was the recurring phrase late Wednesday afternoon at the already crowded Tuttle Creek State Park campgrounds on the eve of Kicker Country Stampede. Already, the campgrounds were bustling with spirit (and a lot of spirits, as well).

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 26, 2014

    Foundation plans new office building

    The Kansas State University Foundation on Thursday announced plans to construct an office building at the corner of Kimball and Denison avenues in the coming year. The foundation’s board of directors voted recently to begin development of the first phase of a plan for

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 26, 2014

    Commission discusses gun policy

    The Riley County Commission discussed Thursday how it wants to approach regulating concealed and open carry in its buildings. The meeting was a work session item with no action taking place. Starting Tuesday, the state’s gun law will allow for open carry and transportation

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Valley View owner faces complaints about cemetery’s maintenance


    Valley View Memorial Gardens has seen better days. If it wasn’t for the sign just before the entrance, drivers heading east out of Manhattan on Highway 24 might wonder why someone had placed rows of flowers in parts of a tree-lined, sparsely mowed field. Even

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 26, 2014

    Transit board discusses Manhattan-Wamego bus route

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration held its first official meeting Wednesday. The official formation had been on hold in April when attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requested changes to the interlocal agreement between the regional transit

  • General Activities | June 26, 2014

    Area youth wins national high jump title

    A Manhattan youth won a national track and field title on Thursday morning. Paris Mikinski won the 9-10-year-old high jump title at the USATF youth championships in Bloomington, Ind. Mikinski won the event with a top jump of 4-foot-1. She is the daughter of

  • Editorials | June 26, 2014

    Congrats, new county treasurer

    Congratulations are in order for Shilo Heger, who has won the appointment to take over for Eileen King as the Riley County treasurer. Mrs. Heger is well-qualified, having spent a decade working in Mrs. King’s office as a deputy. She was the nominee of

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