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  • Local | April 08, 2014

    Less drought means more fire, smoke as landowners perform prescribed burns

    Flint Hills farmers and ranchers have been busy with pasture burning over the past few weeks. Of course, that’s not something terribly uncommon in the region at this time of year. But there are a few things that make this year’s “burn season”

  • Local |Business | April 08, 2014

    Hibbard to retire as president, CEO of largest state 4-H foundation

    Gordon Hibbard, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, is retiring at the end of the year, according to a statement released Monday. Hibbard, of Manhattan, has led the statewide non-profit organization, the largest of its kind in the nation, for 15 years. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 08, 2014

    Homeless man held on various theft charges

    Jerred Dean Snyder doesn’t have to worry about his homeless status at the moment. The 30-year-old Snyder was confined Sunday with a total bond of $110,000 after Riley County police arrested him on a series of charges in a robbery and two theft cases — including

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 08, 2014

    Fort Riley to open assault response center

    Fort Riley will open the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center inside Adams Hall, Building 8071, on Wednesday. At the center, a multi-disciplinary staff will explain the various services offered, which is set to provide all necessary support and advocacy services, according to a press release

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 08, 2014

    Ariz. couple donates $1.5M for engineering expansion

    Alan and Jan Levin of Tucson, Ariz. have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to support the phase IV building addition currently underway. When the $45 million phase IV expansion opens in fall 2015, it will be a first-class

  • Local |Education | April 08, 2014

    Manhattan High makes ‘most challenging’ list

    Manhattan High has been named to The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High School list for the sixth consecutive year. There are 2,029 high schools on the list out of 22,000 schools surveyed and ranked by the newspaper – only nine percent of U.S. public

  • Local |Business | April 07, 2014

    Van Kuren: Dispute won’t affect air service

    No need to be nervous about MHK. Regular flights from Manhattan to Dallas and Chicago are not likely to disappear, despite a labor battle that appears certain to gut American Eagle Airlines. Airport manager Peter Van Kuren acknowledged Monday that there could be some changes

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 07, 2014

    Developer floats plans for downtown ‘speakeasy’

    Booze isn’t illegal anymore, but you may have to knock twice and give the password if plans for a new downtown bar come to fruition. Local developer Ward Morgan, who owns properties such as the new Hibachi Hut and other downtown ventures, showed Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 07, 2014

    Onaga man dies in car accident

    ONAGA — A 69-year-old Clay Center man died after a two-vehicle accident near Onaga on Sunday. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said in a report that Don Collette died following the accident, which occurred around 2 p.m. on K- 16, east of Lincoln Road. Collette, driving a 2000

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 07, 2014

    RCPD: Crime down so far this year

    Riley County Police Captain Kurt Moldrup had mostly good news for county commissioners in his update Monday. Crime in the county is down almost across the board so far this year and trends suggest it will stay down. So far, “Part I” crime offenses are 17.1

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