Thursday, February 11, 2016



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  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    Local association names Realtor of the year

    The Manhattan Association of Realtors honored Tara Claycamp as Realtor of the Year at its general membership meeting. Claycamp is a broker with Coldwell Banker Realty Group One and has been a full-time Realtor since 2005. She is also president of the association in 2014 and a

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    K-State honors architecture student projects

    Outstanding design work by fifth-year students in the architecture program at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been recognized with the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes. The Heintzelman Prize is presented annually for outstanding individual design achievements by students

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 12, 2015

    1st Infantry Division says goodbye to fleet of Kiowas, Army ground troops’ ally in the sky

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    FORT RILEY — More than 10,000 “Big Red One” soldiers stood in formation on the Fort Riley parade field early Friday morning as they prepared to embark on a division run, the penultimate event of Fort Riley’s “Victory Week,” a celebration bookended by the 1st Infantry

  • Local |Business | June 12, 2015

    Leonardville Post Office still closed after 3 months

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    LEONARDVILLE — The Leonardville Post Office closed without advance warning March 4. It’s still closed, and the U.S. Postal Service has not said when it will reopen. “I came up one morning, and (the entrance) was locked,” said Ron Swanson, who lives in the northern

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 12, 2015

    EMS, other departments request budget increases

    Riley County commissioners continued the early stages of the budget process this week, as additional department heads and outside agencies presented their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year. Requests will continue next week, with work sessions to follow. County Emergency Management Services Director Larry Couchman

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Trial set for man charged with killing his uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand is scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder the week of Oct. 5. Arand, charged with the murder of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, requested a jury trial Thursday, June 11, before Judge Jeff Elder in Pottawatomie County District Court. Richard Lake, Arand’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Police release identity of 19-year-old found dead

    Police released the name of a 19-year-old man who was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was identified as Vaughn Plumer. Riley County police responded to 1426 Beechwood Terrace at 6:29 p.m. that day and found Plumer’s body. Officer Matthew Droge with the Riley

  • Local | June 11, 2015

    Tuttle Creek outflows could affect Stampede camping

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    Parts of the campgrounds could be flooded during Country Stampede if engineers continue to release water from Tuttle Creek Lake as planned. The water level is at 1,105 — 30 feet above normal — after heavy rains in the last month or so. The Army Corps of Engineers on

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 11, 2015

    District could lose $2M if tax plan fails

    “Devastating,” “catastrophic,” and “disgusting” were just a few adjectives local superintendents and officials used to describe the latest potential cuts to schools proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback if the Kansas Legislature doesn’t pass a tax plan. “I am sick to my stomach,” USD 320 Wamego

  • Local | June 11, 2015

    Noisy 17-year cicadas swarming eastern Kansas this summer

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    They’re loud, and they’re here after a 17-year hiatus from their last appearance above ground. The 17-year cicadas around Manhattan and eastern Kansas were last seen in 1998. Retired entomologist Dick Beeman, who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Grain

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