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  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    RCPD officer to retire Oct. 1

    Police Officer Rodney Cook has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Cook began his career with the department in March 1987 as a police officer. He will retire effective Oct. 1, 2014, after 27 years of service. Cook has served the Riley County Police Department and

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior manager

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Julie Spiegel, CPA, as a senior manager. Spiegel joined the firm in September after a long tenure at a Manhattan-based agriculture lending company that provided tax and financial accounting services to its farm and ranch customers. She holds a Bachelor

  • Local |Business | September 28, 2014

    Colbert Hills hires business development director

    Inge Jorgensen Seiler is the director of business development for Colbert Hills. Seiler’s primary role is to become immersed in the Manhattan community, building relationships with businesses and community members. Prior to joining Colbert Hills, Seiler spent seven seasons as the assistant director of

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Company cited in tower collapse

    The company that was dismantling a communications tower near Blaine when it collapsed and killed two workers in March has been cited for two willful and four serious safety violations related to the accident. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 26, 2014

    Ogden structure fire causes $100,000 in damage

    A fire in Ogden Thursday night caused a garage to collapse and severely damaged a house before being extinguished. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 229 12th St. at about 9:30 p.m. and were there until about 1:30 a.m. Officials aren’t certain how the fire

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 26, 2014

    Do K-State, Riley County police overlap?


    Q: Can you compare the jurisdictions of the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department? Do their jurisdictions ever overlap in any way? A: The areas each department covers are a bit more fluid than they may at first appear. Per

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Riverchase residents still dealing with water issues

    Sabrina McMiller smiled as her washing machine hummed in the background. It was a sound that wasn’t heard earlier in the week at McMiller’s residence, which she shares with her husband and four children, in Riverchase Mobile Home Park. “You can’t do

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 26, 2014

    Commission OKs rezoning plan for winery

    Plans for a winery and event center in Riley County can move forward after Riley County commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request Thursday. David and Daniel Tegtmeier of Bern requested the Riley County Commission rezone a 152.7-acre tract of land from an agricultural district to

  • Local |Education | September 26, 2014

    MCC unveils new mascot: Thunder

    Manhattan Christian College has a new mascot, officials announced this week. The college’s mascot is now the Thunder, represented by a navy shield with a lightning bolt. “We started looking probably within the last year to nine months ago,” MCC athletic director Shawn Condra

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    September sales taxes outpacing record year

    The city’s 2014 sales tax receipts are currently outpacing the “banner year” of 2012 through September. The city had $832,645 in sales tax receipts this month, according to the September sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from late July and August.

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