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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 10, 2015

    Developing Scholars alumni celebrates program’s success by giving back

    Alumni from the Developing Scholars Program, Kansas State University’s long-standing undergraduate research program for underrepresented students, say they are grateful for the years they spent in research with university faculty while they were at the university — and that these experiences are helping them in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 10, 2015

    Any member can add agenda items

    Any member of the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency can now add items to the board’s monthly agenda. The board voted unanimously to adopt the policy at a special meeting on Thursday. The policy will allow any law board members to add items to

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | April 10, 2015

    Beta Alpha Psi helps provide books for Woodrow Wilson Elementary students

    The Kansas State University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honorary organization, partnered with accounting firm KPMG to provide more than $850 in books for students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Manhattan on Wednesday. Representatives from both Beta Alpha Psi and KPMG spent the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | April 10, 2015

    Man arrested near Manhattan for attempted Fort Riley bomb plot

    UPDATED AT 4:45 p.m. A Topeka man was arrested and charged in federal court Friday for attempting to detonate a suicide bomb at Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 09, 2015

    County considers taking over vehicle renewal notices

    Since it appears Kansas will no longer mail vehicle registration renewal notices, Riley County might foot the bill for sending out 26,000 annual renewals. County Treasurer Shilo Heger told county commissioners Thursday that the state is finalizing plans to start sending postcard reminders to residents who

  • Local |Education | April 09, 2015

    5 interviewing for assistant superintendent

    USD 383 administrators are interviewing five candidates this week who could possibly fill an open position this summer. The new hire will replace associate superintendent Robert Seymour, who is retiring on June 30. The assistant superintendent’s duties include the supervision of multiple USD 383 directors, assisting with

  • Local |Business | April 09, 2015

    Owner: Dara’s ‘plenty strong’ despite falling number of stores


    The number of Dara’s Fast Lanes may be decreasing, but owner Chris Darrah said the business isn’t going anywhere. The Dara’s near the former Kmart store recently closed, which, combined with past closings of Dara’s locations in Aggieville and at 17th

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 09, 2015

    Jury finds man guilty on 5 drug charges

    A jury found a Manhattan man guilty of five drug-related charges on Wednesday in Riley County District Court. The jury found 44-year-old Eric Lipp guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride with

  • Local | April 09, 2015

    Ringing bells to mark Appomattox surrender


    Officials at the Riley County Historical Museum planned to ring the bell from the steamboat Hartford at 2:15 p.m. Thursday as part of a national event marking the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses

  • Local |Area Schools | April 09, 2015

    Rock Creek sweeps Abilene

    The Rock Creek softball team fended off Abilene’s late push and held on to win the first game of a doubleheader, 7-6, on Tuesday. The Mustangs would later coast to an 11-5 win in Game 2. Abilene wasn’t able to overcome the big hole

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