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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2015

    K-State alumni assume leadership positions on board of directors

    The K-State Alumni Association board of directors transitioned its membership and leadership June 6 during the board’s annual meeting in Manhattan. Travis Lenkner, Chicago, who was named chair-elect last year, assumed his leadership position as 2015-16 chair at the annual meeting. A 2001 Kansas State University

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 09, 2015

    Though Fort Riley added no names to memorial, officials honor memory of those who came before

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    FORT RILEY — Victory Park at Fort Riley is a place to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by soldiers. Annually, the 1st Infantry Division gathers fellow soldiers, friends and family at the park to honor the soldiers who died the previous year. Fortunately, Brig. Gen. Eric

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 09, 2015

    Birds cause brief power outage for K-State campus

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    Kansas State University’s lights went out Tuesday morning, leaving much of campus without power for the beginning of the work day — thanks to birds. Steve Logback, the associate vice president of K-State communications and marketing, said he received a notice that power was off

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 09, 2015

    Flood damage to exceed $76,000

    Damage in Pottawatomie County from last week’s flooding will likely exceed the $76,000 threshold needed to seek financial reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday he made the required verbal declaration to the state Friday,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 09, 2015

    Birds cause brief power outage for K-State campus

    Kansas State University’s lights went out Tuesday morning, leaving much of campus without power for the beginning of the work day — thanks to birds. Steve Logback, the associate vice president of K-State communications and marketing, said he received a notice that power was off

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2015

    Man arrested on 2 counts of sodomy

    Riley County police on Monday arrested a convicted sex offender for aggravated criminal sodomy. Jase Derek Stanton, 28, 511 Fremont St., is confined in the Riley County Jail on $75,000 bond after police investigated an incident that occurred Saturday night. Police said two victims,  a 19-year-old man

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 09, 2015

    Commissioners consider addressing junk, weeds on private properties

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday began a discussion of researching zoning regulations to control the accumulation of junk and trash and overgrown vegetation on private property. The issue has been on the county’s radar for a number of months, following reports of excessive junk on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2015

    Manhattan man charged with illegal sale, export of firearms

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with changing serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 08, 2015

    Commission separates courthouse security projects

    It was a case of one step forward, one step back for planned improvements to the Riley County courthouse during Monday’s county commission meeting. The long-discussed renovations — which involve adding security features such as limited public entrances, metal detectors and a prisoner sally port —

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 08, 2015

    Schulz: Furlough measure ‘a relief’

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Monday described the Legislature’s decision to deem all state employees “essential” to avoid furloughs as “a welcome relief.” Schulz wrote in the publication K-State Today, “We hope the Legislature will finish its work on the budget soon

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