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  • Local |Fort Riley | January 29, 2015

    800-plus soldiers returning

    FORT RILEY — More than 800 1st Infantry Division soldiers are beginning their return trip to Fort Riley after an eight-month deployment. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have begun the process of redeploying following a mission in support of

  • Local | January 29, 2015

    Record high of 70 set on Wednesday

    Manhattan temperatures reached a record high of 70 for Jan. 28 on Wednesday. “It’s not normal,” Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said. Knapp said temperatures in Manhattan have warmed up above 70 before in January. “It’s not unprecedented” for the month, she said. A few

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 29, 2015

    Counties approve patch material for Belvue Bridge

    Commissioners from two counties agreed Monday to proceed with a new patching material for the Belvue Bridge — at least on a trial basis. Meeting in joint session Monday afternoon at Alma, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissioners continued a discussion of both short and long-term solutions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2015

    Judge reduces man’s bond in Ogden burglary case

    A judge granted lower bond on Tuesday for a man allegedly involved in an Ogden laundromat burglary. Douglas Carson, 32, appeared in Riley County Court via video stream from the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Danielle Wingfield in front of Judge William

  • Local |Business | January 29, 2015

    Group gives update on agritourism progress

    Monty Wedel, planning/special projects director, said that the Riley County Agritourism Task Force is making progress on proposed agritourism regulations. He told Riley County Commissioners on Thursday that the task force will need at least one more meeting before presenting the recommended regulations to

  • Movies | January 29, 2015

    ‘The Boy Next Door’ cheap looking, implausible


    In the movie “The Boy Next Door,” Jennifer Lopez (remember her?) stars as a teacher of Classics at a public high school. When you get over all that is unlikely in that statement, we’ll go on to other implausibilities associated with this new Rob

  • Editorials | January 29, 2015

    Candidates deserve thanks for running

    It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for their willingness to serve. We

  • Manhattan High School | January 29, 2015

    MHS girls ready for Mac Classic


    Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team will have its hands full as the defending champions this weekend in McPherson at the 20th annual Mid-America Classic. Coming in as the No. 3 seed, Manhattan (8-2, 4-2 Centennial) played Valley Center in its opener

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2015

    Research: Nearly all home chefs contaminate food

    If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs

  • Letters | January 29, 2015

    Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” Converts are hard to come

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