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  • 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

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

    Police issue warning about counterfeit bills

    Police in Riley County are warning people of a potential counterfeit bills scam. Officers responded on Tuesday to reports from businesses in the Manhattan area of the use of counterfeit $100 bills. Businesses included Pizza Hut on Moro Street and Hosteler Drive, Little Caesar’s, Dollar

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Bomb suspect appears in court

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van earlier this month near Fort Riley pleaded not guilty Tuesday.  John T. Booker Jr., 20, appeared for his arraignment in U.S. District Court Tuesday morning in Kansas

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 21, 2015

    Board approves 3-story apartment project, residents say structure doesn’t belong in neighborhood

    Residents and planning board officials are still in disagreement over the proposed Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building. The Manhattan Urban Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved the Noor Residence planned unit development, a proposed apartment building that will replace the existing two-story house on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Law board approves body cameras for most officers


    Cameras will capture nearly every Riley County police interaction in the near future. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday unanimously approved a four-page policy on the use of body-worn cameras for the Riley County Police Department. The policy outlines when officers will

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