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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 18, 2015

    ‘Stealth’ antennas approved for Bluemont Hotel

    If things go correctly, you won’t see the city’s latest move, but you will experience the change. After the Manhattan City Commission’s approval Tuesday, U.S. Cellular will install three pairs of “stealth” telecommunication antennas near the top of Bluemont Hotel — one

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 18, 2015

    Board members at odds about agenda policy

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting turned into a policy dispute after two hours of smooth discussion on Tuesday afternoon. Board chair Robert Boyd accused board member Wynn Butler of breaking Kansas statute 19-4430 when Butler sent an email concerning the law board’

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 18, 2015

    Wamego commission denies citizens’ building code petition

    An issue between the Wamego City Commission and property owners will appear on a ballot question nearly a year after the point of contention was created. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday not to accept a petition that proposed eliminating the requirement of a contractor’s license

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2015

    Committee hears proposed athletic, activity cuts

    A USD 383 budget committee discussed the future of officials, games, coaches, field trips, choreographers while considering recommendations to trim the district’s budget. The USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee discussed potential cuts in the district’s athletic and activity programs at a Tuesday meeting. The advisory

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Fugitive nabbed in JC

    With the help of tips submitted by people in the Junction City area, the Junction City Police Department caught a missing fugitive. Arthur Van Tassel, 29, was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation, on a

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | February 17, 2015

    Is Hy-Vee breaking its deal?


    Q: At the time that Hy-Vee was built in the north-end redevelopment project, the space between Hy-Vee and PetCo was left undeveloped. This was because Hy-Vee hoped the Kansas Legislature would approve liquor sales for grocery stores, and Hy-Vee would then construct a liquor store

  • Local |Business | February 17, 2015

    K-State prepping for home rodeo this weekend

    Rodeo team a1.phatch

    The Wildcat rodeo team has been busy preparing for its home event this weekend. The 59th-annual K-State Rodeo is Friday-Sunday at the university’s Weber Arena. Coach Doug Muller said the cowgirls and cowboys were pulling out all stakes in the practice pen last week. “

  • Local |Education |Business | February 17, 2015

    Technology upgrades, Bluemont report on agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider spending $324,859 on technology equpment Wednesday. The district is looking to replace a set of switch systems, which look like boxes that are used to physically connect multiple devices for communication between the district’s network operations and Internet. The

  • Local |Business |Arts, Leisure | February 17, 2015

    Lyle Lovett to perform at prairie symphony event

    Symphony in the Flint Hills has announced that Lyle Lovett will perform at the 10th annual signature event in June. Lovett, a four-time Grammy award-winning country music artist, is returning to the Flint Hills for a second time on June 12. He previously performed in the 2010

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | February 17, 2015

    Soldier to serve sentence after completing duty

    A Fort Riley soldier who is guilty of aggravated assault will not face jail time until his military duties are complete, a judge ruled Tuesday morning in Riley County District Court. Sgt. Kevin Flynn, who was 26 at the time of the crime, appeared with counsel

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