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  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | April 23, 2014

    Job fair addresses needs of wounded and outgoing soldiers

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    FORT RILEY — Crowds of wounded and outgoing soldiers filled Riley’s Conference Center Wednesday morning for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair. The event, now in its eighth year at the post, is put on by the Department of Defense’s solider outreach program. The plan

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 23, 2014

    Counties to conduct needs survey

    Residents of Riley and Pottawatomie counties will have a chance to provide input regarding the quality of life in their communities – and to identify what they perceive as possible improvements. The Riley County Seniors’ Services Center is coordinating a comprehensive needs assessment, courtesy of a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 23, 2014

    Soldier faces fines for false statement to Social Security

    KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley soldier pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to making a false material statement to the Social Security Administration. A press release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office stated that James Scott Nickerson, 37, admitted the Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Student entrepreneurs earn prize money

    A Kansas State University competition has rewarded 38 students and creators of 16 business ideas with more than $20,000 in prize money. The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. In total, 365 students registered for the competition this year, making it

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Legal training classes meet needs in multiple industries

    Through a partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, Kansas State University is making it easy and affordable for students and professionals who are seeking classes in legal training to receive their education online. Classes begin May 5, and in as little as seven weeks a

  • Local | April 23, 2014

    People who ‘made a difference’ honored

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation honored several people who “made a difference” during the Community Foundation Awards on April 13. The awards went to people who gave their personal time, professional talent or financial resources for the betterment of the community. The following awards were given

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Schoen denies Wilson’s claim that RCPD changed tack

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    Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen isn’t buying Rusty Wilson’s story that something has changed concerning how much attention police place on enforcing alcohol laws at Wilson’s bars. At the last month’s Riley County Law Board meeting (March 22), Wilson — owner of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Mother of suicide victim: Police can do more to train for tough situations

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    Law enforcement officers can find themselves in touchy situations, and sometimes things go wrong. Melodie Pooler and her family have witnessed firsthand one horrible day for the Riley County Police Department — and she believes more training and preparedness might have avoided some of the bitterness

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Hearing set in murder case

    JUNCTION CITY — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man facing murder charges in Riley and Geary counties. Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, appeared Tuesday morning for a status hearing in Eighth Judicial District Court. Nichols faces first degree murder and robbery charges in

  • Local |Business | April 22, 2014

    Property sales up in March

    WESTMORELAND — Property sales in Pottawatomie County took a significant jump in March and remained consistent with sales for the same time period the previous two years. There were 57 property sales in March, 16 more than the previous month and in line with sales in March of 2012

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