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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 24, 2015

    Police ask for $381K budget increase

    The Riley County Police Department proposed a 2016 budget draft to the Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday that calls for spending nearly 2 percent more next year. The draft calls for a budget of $19,763,753.98 in 2016, which is $381,000 more than the 2015 budget. The law board is responsible

  • Local |Education | March 24, 2015

    Board to consider moving Open Door

    Consolidating USD 383’s Adult Learning Center and Open Door programs would save about $15,000 for the district. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a one-year lease for the top floor of a building at 205 S. Fourth St., which is owned by ICON Investments. The board meets

  • Local | March 24, 2015

    Plan projects Manhattan growth to extend eastward

    Manhattan and its surrounding area are expected to grow rapidly in the next 20 years, and much of that growth will be eastward into Pottawatomie County. That’s the prediction of planners who presented the 2014 Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan on Monday to Pottawatomie County commissioners.

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 24, 2015

    What kind of gas is best for my mower?


    Q: I have been told that ethanol in gasoline is bad for small engines like lawn mowers, chainsaws and trimmers. Where can a person purchase gasoline without ethanol? A: Well, if we take your actual question first, ethanol-free gasoline is available lots of places. At

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 24, 2015

    Soldier seeking plea in daughter’s death

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of murdering his infant daughter was granted a continuance for his arraignment on Monday. Alexander McConnell, an Army specialist, appeared in the custody of the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Lora Ingels. Ingels requested a continuance

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 24, 2015

    Researchers develop genetic map of world wheat varieties

    Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a complex, two-year study of the genomic diversity of wheat that creates an important foundation for future improvements in wheat around the world. Their work has produced the first haplotype map of wheat that provides detailed description

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 24, 2015

    Manhattan man killed in accident

    A Manhattan man died in a farm-related accident on Saturday after a tree fell on top of the tractor he was on. Ted Samuelson, 81, was pushing brush at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday on his family farm, southeast of Frankfort, when the tree fell on him.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 23, 2015

    Blazes flare up across county

    Fire threatened several houses, devoured two power poles and burned along Top of the World Drive. “We were out fighting fires over the weekend from the viaduct to Randolph,” said Pat Collins, Riley County fire chief. The largest fire burned 140 acres along Top of the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 23, 2015

    Beer at Twin Oaks, 2035 plan on tap for commissioners

    If the Manhattan City Commission approves beer sales at Twin Oaks Complex during its meeting on Tuesday, it would be doing so without a city staff recommendation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Streeter Enterprises, the concessionaire for the parks and recreation

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 23, 2015

    Stylist accustomed to cutting new paths


    Sometimes, it takes just one conversation to change a life’s direction. Today, Kent Yeager is the owner and master stylist at Hair Shapers and Color Design. About four decades ago, he was a Florida man unsure about his life goals, having been forced out

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