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  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Speaker tells MHS not to judge people by appearances

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    Self-respect was a theme Manhattan High School students heard Tuesday morning as they kicked off a week of anti-bullying activities by listening to a motivational speaker. A biker with tattoos, a New England accent and many jokes to tell, Jeff Yalden, best known as a

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 19, 2014

    Refinancing could save county big

    Pottawatomie County could save as much as a quarter of a million dollars by refinancing a portion of its debt. County commissioners Monday adopted a resolution to proceed with refinancing of approximately $2.5 million in callable debt, a move expected to save as much as $253,700 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 19, 2014

    Mother of victim returns for answers

    In another attempt to get answers about her son’s shooting, one woman accepted a compromise with police administrators during a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting on Monday. Sophia Starks of Memphis was back at this month’s meeting demanding answers about her

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2014

    Trial begins for man accused of raping girls

    A trial for a Fort Riley soldier accused of raping two young girls last summer continued Tuesday in Riley County District Court with both sides providing opening statements. In Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reviewed with the 13-member jury the

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    School board to hear comments on budget

    For those who wish to comment about the school district’s proposed budget on Wednesday, a public hearing for the proposal will be at 6:20 p.m., 10 minutes before the regularly scheduled meeting. The comment period will happen before school board members are expected to give

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Riley school board selects new member

    The Riley County school board appointd a new member at its meeting Monday night. Tom Richard was approved in a 5-1 vote to fill the vacancy left by outgoing member Dan Thomson. Thomson resigned in June to comply with USD 378’s nepotism policy. The board

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 19, 2014

    Focus on lunch for fruits, vegetables, nutritionist says

    Changes to a supplemental nutrition program are improving the number of fruits eaten daily by children, but kids and adults still aren’t reaching the recommended daily intake amounts. A Kansas State University human nutritionist says to reach that amount, you need to focus on

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Stonestreet, Modern Family costar to visit KSU

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    Modern Family TV stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will visit K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. “An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson” will feature the Modern Family actors giving the audience a behind-the-scenes look into television happenings,

  • Local |Business | August 18, 2014

    Agritourism group looks at zoning laws meeting

    A local agritourism initiative is gaining steam, Riley County commissioners learned Monday. The Riley County Planning and Development Department convened the first meeting of the county’s Agritourism Task Force, the department’s director, Monty Wedel, reported at the meeting. The tast force consists of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2014

    City to consider stormwater fee increase

    City commissioners will consider several items related to the 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday evening. Among the items on the agenda are increasing stormwater rates, raising admission fees for the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo, and increasing wages in an agreement with the

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