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  • 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

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 08, 2015

    Morse, Dodson and Butler win seats


    Women now make up the majority of the Manhattan City Commission. Linda Morse was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election, earning a four-year term. Morse, a retired registrar and continuing education liaison at Kansas State University, received 2,643 votes, meaning she was named on 58.6 percent

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 08, 2015

    Ceremony marks KSU’s partnership with Chinese university

    Kansas State University officially opened its Confucius Institute on Tuesday, allowing for cultural exchanges between the school and China. “I think the Confucius Institute represents, truly, a milestone that shows that internationalization is a part of Kansas State for now and will be in the

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | April 08, 2015

    Incumbents sweep USD 383 board race

    Voters decided to keep the current Manhattan-Ogden school board during Tuesday’s election, with all four incumbents winning back their spots. Dave Colburn, Leah Fliter, Curt Herrman and Darell Edie all secured additional terms on the board. Nick Dyer, the lone challenger, received 1,560 votes, or 11.26

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 08, 2015

    Wamego voters reject city’s code ordinance

    Wamego voters on Tuesday overturned a building ordinance for rental properties passed last year by the city commission. The original ordinance, part of new building codes enacted in May 2014, required contractors and landlords to obtain a license before performing work on properties other than their

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