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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Department’s new director begins work by listening to her staff

    The Riley County Commission welcomed Brenda Nickel as the county’s new Health Department director Monday. Nickel, named recently to succeed Susie Kufahl in the position, was publicly introduced by commission chairman Dave Lewis on her first day in those duties. She has been involved

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Carry law up for city review

    City commissioners plan Tuesday to notify the Kansas attorney general and the Riley County Police Department that the city wants a six-month extension on application of the new concealed carry law. The exemption would give the city time to devise a plan to secure some

  • Neighbors | June 17, 2013

    Through the Dust Bowl and the Battle of the Bulge


    Herman Westmeyer may not be as spry as he once was or hear as well as he once did, but he is as sharp as a tack at 100 years old. Born Nov. 15, 1912, he worked with farmers and ranchers in western Kansas through the Dust Bowl,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2013

    Fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, other diseases

    A Kansas State University research associate has received a prestigious fellowship to support his research on mosquitoes and ways to prevent the spread of malaria. Bart Bryant, research associate in biology, has received the National Institutes of Health’s National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 17, 2013

    Car pulled from Tuttle Creek

    A car was pulled from the Stockdale Park boat ramp at Tuttle Creek after it rolled into the lake Sunday evening. Officer Matthew Droge said the vehicle, which had been parked on the ramp, slipped into gear and rolled into the water at about 10 p.

  • Obituaries | June 17, 2013

    Gerald Ray ‘Jerry’ Kerby

    Gerald Ray ‘Jerry’ Kerby, M.D., 80, died June 12 at his home in Fairway.

  • Obituaries | June 17, 2013

    Florence ‘Aldean’ Clark

    Florence ‘Aldean’ Clark, 87, of Wamego died Saturday in Wamego.

  • Obituaries | June 17, 2013

    Sharon Wells

    Sharon Wells, 65, of Manhattan died early Sunday morning at the Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.

  • Obituaries | June 17, 2013

    Ok Son Lim

    Ok Son Lim, 81, of Manhattan died Sunday at the Mercy Regional Health Center.  She is the wife of Lim Heon Gyoung, who survives. Services will be announced at a later time.

  • Area Schools | June 17, 2013

    Rock Creek favors new Class 4A split

    Representing the lowest enrollment among Class 4A schools in Kansas this season, it might seem like Rock Creek’s vote on the issue of whether to split 4A would be a simple one. Rock Creek athletic director Scott Harshbarger says that wasn’t the case.

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