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  • Local | July 23, 2015

    Ribbons, life lessons all part of judging experience for 4-Hers


    After working on projects for the summer, or sometimes an entire year,  the payoff for many 4-Hers arrived on Thursday with judges reviewing their work at the start of the Riley County Fair. “Lots and lots of creativity in these kids’ heads,” 4-H judge

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 23, 2015

    Ex-CFO reported missing last seen Monday afternoon

    Bob Griffith, a 54-year-old from Manhattan, disappeared on Monday. His wife said she’s reported his disappearance to police. She set up a Facebook page and started a campaign to try to help find him. Police did not return calls for comment. There were some

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 23, 2015

    Flint Hills MPO to apply for transit, traffic grants

    A policy board gave its approval for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization to apply for $300,000 in grants to study transportation efficiency and traffic patterns in the region. Stephanie Watts, who heads the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), said the MPO policy board earlier this month

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 23, 2015

    Researchers attack antibiotic resistance, shape public policy

    Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the issue to keep humans and animals healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause 2 million

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 23, 2015

    K-State veterinarian has tips for traveling with pets

    Taking your pet along on your upcoming vacation? A Kansas State University veterinarian says there are many factors to consider when planning your trip. “You need to make sure that the trip is suitable for your pet,” said Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor in clinical

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 23, 2015

    Two die in Clay County wreck

    Two people died and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Clay County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Kattie Hartley, 30, died at the scene, while the driver, Eldon Hartley, 61, died at Salina Regional Health Care Center. Both lived in

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 22, 2015

    K-State launching $1 billion campaign

    Kansas State University and the K-State Foundation are launching a campaign to raise $1 billion with a weekend of events in October. The drive, called the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign, aims to raise money for K-State’s pursuit of being a top-50 public research university by 2025.

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 22, 2015

    Fort Riley honors Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz at dedication


    Seventy-two years after Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz became the U.S. Army’s youngest battalion commander and two years after his death, soldiers at Fort Riley paused Wednesday morning to honor his memory during a dedication ceremony at the post’s training complex. Soldiers and

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | July 22, 2015

    City to split corridor design costs with KSU

    The Manhattan City Commission authorized design contracts Tuesday for work in the Kansas State University north corridor. The contracts are for a 30 percent design process to further define the anticipated improvements and budget after a preliminary north campus corridor study. Deputy city manager Jason Hilgers

  • Local |Business | July 22, 2015

    Revenue tops forecast at register of deeds office

    A change in mortgage registration fees hasn’t reduced county revenues as officials originally feared. Riley County register of deeds Debbie Regester said on Tuesday her office took in about $665,000 during the first half of 2015, compared to $637,000 over the same period in 2014. In the first

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