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  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    Pet pantry helps people provide for loved creatures

    WICHITA — Crystal Diamond is 67 and says she lives on about $600 a month from Social Security. It’s not easy for her to afford her own food, let alone provisions for her five once-stray cats. But Diamond said she can’t do without her pets. “That’

  • Local |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Mustang baseball sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek baseball team went on the road on Monday for a pair of games at St. Marys, sweeping the Bears 12-5 and 9-0. In Game 1, the Mustangs fought back from a 4-3 deficit to take the lead in the fourth and then added

  • Local |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Rock Creek JV softball sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek junior varsity team swept St. Marys on Tuesday, winning a close first game 7-6 before defeating the Bears, 14-9, in Game 2. Rock Creek and St. Marys exchanged the lead eight times in Game 1, but the Mustangs ended up on top. Olivia Lee

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 22, 2015

    K-State names Vet Med dean

    K-State’s new dean of veterinary medicine has an NBAF-related background. Effective Aug. 2, Tammy Beckham will assume the position, succeeding Ralph Richardson, who has served as dean since 1998 and will transition to a faculty position in the college. Beckham is currently the director of the

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 22, 2015

    Soldiers seek new opportunities at Fort Riley hiring fair


    FORT RILEY — The room bustled with activity Wednesday morning as employers mingled with hundreds of soldiers looking for jobs at Fort Riley’s annual Hiring Heroes career fair. Some employers lined their tables with posters, brochures and trinkets, while others used a more understated approach,

  • Local | April 22, 2015

    Kaw tribe returning to Council Grove

    For the first time in 142 years, Kanza Indians will dance on their own land in Kansas. On Saturday, members of the Kaw Nation are scheduled to perform native dances under a dance arbor at the Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park about 3 1/2 miles south of Council Grove.

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 22, 2015

    McCulloh says ‘balanced’ group ready to address city’s needs

    The Manhattan City Commission is a “very balanced” group, according to Mayor Karen McCulloh. “I think we’re in good shape to make sure the local government in Manhattan is responsive, productive and proactive,” McCulloh said Tuesday. McCulloh is the mayor and Usha Reddi is

  • Local | April 22, 2015

    Dam tour includes catfish, spillway gates


    The main purpose of Tuttle Creek Dam is flood control, but with about 500,000 annual recreational visitors to the lake, Greg Wurst fields a lot of questions about fish. “I’ll just address this in case you haven’t heard yet about that great big catfish,”

  • Local |Education |Business | April 22, 2015

    Committee looks at book fees, thermostat settings

    Among suggestions a USD 383 budget committee could recommend to the Manhattan-Ogden school board as ways to save money include increasing student fees for textbooks and parking, and making classroom thermostat settings less flexible. The USD 383 Budget Advisory Steering Committee continued working at a meeting on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 22, 2015

    Riley man faces multiple drug charges

    Riley County police arrested a 54-year-old Riley man after they executed a search warrant Tuesday night and seized more than 1/4 pound of drugs. Randy Siebold was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, criminal possession of

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