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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 07, 2015

    K-State requiring training to prevent sexual assaults

    New and returning students at Kansas State University now must undergo training to help prevent sexual assaults. “Kansas State University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide taking a new approach to alcohol and sexual assault prevention,” according to a statement about the university’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 07, 2015

    Retired RCPD K9 Dino dies

    Dino, a recently-retired K9 officer with the Riley County Police Department, has died after experiencing deteriorating health issues because of old age. A German shepherd who spent 11 years serving the community, Dino retired last year to spend time with his handler, Officer Aaron Wright, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | August 07, 2015

    Crash injures two

    Two people were taken to Via Christi Hospital after a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Roberto Pedro Carlos Mendiola, 25, Junction City, was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado northbound on the 2100 block of McDowell Creek Road at 7:40 p.

  • Local |Business | August 07, 2015

    Free moving offered to seniors

    Bellhops, a tech-enabled moving company that connects college-age workers to moving and lifting jobs through a phone app, will be offering free moving services to senior citizens in the Manhattan area. The complimentary services will be available on National Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21. Each free

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    McHenry: Home values soaring

    Home sale prices in Riley County are up in 2015. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that the median sale price through June was $187,750, an increase of $13,750 — or 7.9 percent — from 2014. The increase last year at this time was just over 1 percent. The average sale price

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 06, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby takes command of Fort Riley


    FORT RILEY — The commander of Fort Riley and the Big Red One handed over the reins Thursday as he leaves for a new position in Washington, D.C. Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II gave command of the 1st Infantry Division to Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    Board sets hearing for 2016 budget

    Local taxes for support for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district are set to rise with just one more approval left. The Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday unanimously approved a notice of a hearing at 6:20 p.m. on Aug. 19 for the fiscal year 2016 budget.   The fiscal year began

  • Local | August 06, 2015

    Officials: Potential Wildcat Creek buyouts would be voluntary

    Officials said on Wednesday any buyouts to limit flood damage along Wildcat Creek would be voluntary. Area residents and officials crowded into Manhattan City Hall Wednesday evening to discuss a grant application that, if successful, would provide up to $40 million in federal funding to mitigate

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    Dreiling: to fix GOP primary, add bracket-style competition

    Dave Dreiling thinks he can fix national politics. Or at least, he has a nifty idea. “To start with, they ought to change the format of the Republican presidential primary,” said the owner GTM Sportswear. “Make it like the NCAA basketball tournament. If that bracket

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    Manhattan July sales tax receipts mostly flat

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for July is on par with the total from the same month last year, according to a report Thursday from the city. July sales tax collections, which reflect the previous month’s sales, totaled $895,315, down about 1 percent from the July 2014

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