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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 11, 2015

    KSU responds to OU frat controversy

    Kansas State University officials released a statement on Wednesday distancing the university’s Greek system from a recent incident at an Oklahoma fraternity. “This issue involves a single chapter of a national fraternity,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. “

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 11, 2015

    Commission wants closer inspection of clinic

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners made no commitment to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland Monday, but authorized further inspection of the structure. Commissioners toured the building late Monday morning with Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, the building’s owner, and later approved

  • Local |Education | March 11, 2015

    Teachers, staff top priority for budget committee

    Members of the USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee said keeping teachers and staff is their top priority amid looming cuts the school district faces for next year. The advisory committee, comprised of 60 members, has met weekly since late January to consider presentations from department supervisors and

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2015

    Contractor issue closes Fort Riley deli, bakery

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at Fort Riley’s commissary are temporarily closed because of performance issues with Nayyarsons Corporation. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a temporary suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2015

    Police seeking suspect named in shooting death

    Tierre wall

    Riley County police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley of Ogden. Officers are looking for 26-year-old Tierre Wall of Fort Riley in connection with the shooting on Tuesday, police said in a report Wednesday afternoon. Wall is 5 feet, 3 inches

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 10, 2015

    Steve Forbes says US on right track in Landon Lecture

    Economic prognosticator and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes said he sees signs the United States is on the way to financial reformation. Forbes, the chairman and editor of Forbes Media, spoke at McCain Auditorium Monday evening for Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture Series, cracking

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 10, 2015

    City hopefuls talk cuts at post

    Manhattan City Commission candidates suggested Monday the ways Manhattan could survive troop reductions at Fort Riley. The six city commission candidates spoke about that and other topics during a forum Monday hosted by the Riley County Democrats at the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium. U.S.

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 10, 2015

    Candidates discuss funding

    Potential changes to the state’s school funding formula were a major topic of discussion at the school board candidate forum Monday night. Nick Dyer, the lone challenger running against four incumbent candidates for four seats in the Manhattan-Ogden school board race, expressed cautious optimism

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 10, 2015

    Board to consider final approval of mail-in ballot

    A proposal working its way through the Kansas Legislature could limit the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s ability to increase its taxing authority in the future. “If we don’t have the election, we would be capped at 30 percent for the next two years,” USD 383 business

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

    Ogden man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing

    An Ogden man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after he was convicted of aggravated battery for a July 2014 incident in which he stabbed another man in the neck. Johnny Cossey, 38, pleaded no contest to the charge in January. As part of his plea

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