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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    Search continues for soldier

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier who drowned at Milford Lake has yet to be recovered a week after his death. Area authorities have been searching throughout the week for Thomas Hedrick, 31, since Tuesday morning when he drowned near Charley’s Point in the

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 31, 2013

    County to consider new conservation plan

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County Commissioners are expected to consider water conservation measures later this year for the Timber Creek Water District. Leu Lowrey, public works director, reviewed water usage figures with commissioners Monday and said he would soon be recommending conservation measures in the county-owned water

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    Zhang appears in court

    A Chinese grain scientist accused of stealing rice seed samples from a development company appeared in federal court Monday. Weiquiang Zhang of Manhattan, a seed breeder at the Ventria Bioscience research facility in Junction City, was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets for his

  • Local |Business | December 31, 2013

    Westar: Faulty breaker the culprit for outage

    Westar has located the cause of the power outages that affected Manhattan over the weekend. Those outages, confined to the Northview area, began at about 6 p.m. on Saturday when more than 2,000 residents lost power for about four hours. Gina Penzig, corporate communications director for

  • Columns | December 31, 2013

    An evening conversation: It’s been awhile…

    Yes, I’m going to a party tonight – and thanks for asking. Unless you’re going to be listening to the same band and crowding in for precious floor space, you probably don’t care where I’m going or why. Fair enough. But there

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    RCPD arrests local man for child sexual exploitation

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Monday by Riley County police after weeks of investigation regarding a complaint filed in November. Harold Heilman, 36, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 328, was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child and electronic solicitation. He is confined in the Riley County

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 31, 2013

    University picks architect

    Salina-based Jones Gillam Renz Architects Inc. has been selected to design the new Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina. Construction is expected to start in 2014 and be completed in 2016. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will be a 12,768-square-foot facility

  • Obituaries | December 31, 2013


    Stanley Lee Snodgrass, 65, of Alma, died Dec. 8 at his home. He was a life-long resident of the community. The family provided some of the following information. Stan was born May 28, 1948, in Fort Riley. He was the son of Doryl and Virginia Theel Snodgrass. He attended

  • Obituaries | December 31, 2013


    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Lee Billings, 34, of Manhattan, died Dec. 17 in a helicopter crash while serving with NATO forces in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. Five of his fellow soldiers died in the same crash. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on

  • Obituaries | December 31, 2013


    Eve Gettys, 63, of Manhattan, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was born on March 17, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va. She was the daughter of Edwards and Edna (Surface) Hooks. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen

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