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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 16, 2015

    Law board tables new fitness test

    After more than a year of discussion, a new physical fitness test for Riley County police officers is on the horizon. The Riley County Law Board stopped short of approving the new test after a lengthy presentation during Monday’s monthly meeting to give two

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2015

    Airport director busy completing projects

    New Manhattan Regional Airport director Jesse Romo couldn’t have come at a busier time. In various stages of development are projects that expand the passenger terminal, create a new fixed-based operator building, relocate the military entrance road and improve Airport Road. “I came to

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2015

    Vet explains how to reduce risk of pets getting West Nile virus

    Mosquito season is arriving early, thanks to recent weather patterns, which means it’s time to start prevention measures a little sooner — not only for humans, but also for susceptible pets. “Our weather patterns have been quite abrupt and with the moisture that we’ve

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 15, 2015

    State to send renewals after all

    After the state announced plans to start sending motorists postcards instead of full-fledged vehicle renewal notices beginning in August, it appears the state won’t make the change after all. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger told county commissioners Monday that the state’s recently-passed tax

  • Local | June 15, 2015

    Tuttle Creek to reduce outflows, fix one tube as rain continues

    Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake said they planned to decrease the dam’s outflow from 16,000 cubic feet of water per second to 200 on Monday to protect areas downstream from flooding. An employee with the Tuttle Creek office of the Army Corps of Engineers said the

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 15, 2015

    Bringing West Coast style to new party store

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    An event-planning Kansan has returned home, and she brought some Los Angeles flavor with her. “I really wanted to take the influence of the West Coast and bring it here,” said Jill Mason. Mason opened Confetti and Cashmere Party Boutique at 108 N. 3rd St. at

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 15, 2015

    City to look at gym plans

    The Manhattan City Commission will see plans on Tuesday for a gymnasium on the Manhattan Christian College campus. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Student Life Center is a part of the first reading of an ordinance amending the college’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 15, 2015

    Phillips says he missed vote because of illness

    Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, said Monday that sickness caused him to miss the House’s tax bill votes. “I was not going to vote for the bill,” he said. “Due to not feeling well and being against this bill, I wasn’t on the House

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 15, 2015

    Lightning causes fire

    A fire started by a lightning strike caused a total of $100,000 damage to a Manhattan home on Sunday. Manhattan firefighters were sent to 421 Brookridge Drive where they found light smoke coming from the structure. No one was in the home at the time of the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 15, 2015

    JC man found dead

    A Junction City man was found dead of a gunshot wound on his front porch Sunday. Junction City police responded to a call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 2714 Elm Creek Drive, according to a report. They found the body of a 44-year-old man with

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