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  • Local |Business | March 13, 2015

    Workshop set ahead of pageant hosted by former Miss America

    A local pageant organization is offering a workshop to prepare prospective contestants for an upcoming competition with a celebrity host. Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011 will host the Heartland Cinderella Pageant May 22-23 at C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Calista Kringin, who was

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 13, 2015

    Students win $20,000 to launch businessess in K-State competition

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money.  The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2015

    Shooting suspect taken into custody

    The suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting that killed an Ogden man turned himself in on Thursday to a law enforcement center in Georgia. Riley County police obtained on Wednesday a warrant for the arrest of Tierre Wall, 26, a resident of Fort Riley, whom they

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2015

    3 people indicted in kidnapping, death

    TOPEKA — Three people were indicted Wednesday, each on a federal charge of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman in 2014, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Larry L. Anderson, 26, Junction City, Maryssa A. Middleton, 23, Colorado, and Drexel Woody, 24, Fort Riley, were arrested in February 2014 after

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 12, 2015

    Board gives final OK to mail-in election

    Voters will have their say in increasing USD 383’s taxing authority. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved holding a mail-in ballot election, likely in early June, seeking voter approval for more taxing authority in its local option budget. Members delayed making a final decision last

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 12, 2015

    ‘Lost Boys’ grow up to become Fort Riley soldiers

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    A couple of decades ago they were shoeless and running from war in Southern Sudan, unsure if they’d live through the night. Now they’re U.S. citizens, college graduates and soldiers stationed at Fort Riley. Capt. Gabriel Deng and Sgt. Daw Dekon, two

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2015

    Police seeking Fort Riley man in Ogden death

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    Riley County police are searching for a Fort Riley man who they believe is responsible for the Tuesday shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley of Ogden. Tierre Wall, 26, is wanted on an arrest warrant for voluntary manslaughter. According to Riley County police, Wall is black, 5

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 12, 2015

    Regents approve K-State’s purchase of old Alorica building

    TOPEKA — Kansas State University can proceed with a plan to buy a building near the Manhattan airport as a place to house programs and staff affected by renovations on the main campus. The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday unanimously approved the purchase of the former

  • Local |Business | March 12, 2015

    Contractor issue closes bakery, deli at Fort Riley

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at the commissary on Fort Riley are temporarily closed due to performance issues with a contractor, according to a press release. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 12, 2015

    County has bigger-than-expected surplus

    Riley County’s general fund ended 2014 with more than twice the surplus originally budgeted by commissioners last year, said Johnette Shepek, the county’s budget and finance officer. Speaking before the commission on Thursday, Shepek said the general fund, which represents the majority of county

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