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  • Local |Business | August 18, 2014

    Agritourism group looks at zoning laws meeting

    A local agritourism initiative is gaining steam, Riley County commissioners learned Monday. The Riley County Planning and Development Department convened the first meeting of the county’s Agritourism Task Force, the department’s director, Monty Wedel, reported at the meeting. The tast force consists of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2014

    City to consider stormwater fee increase

    City commissioners will consider several items related to the 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday evening. Among the items on the agenda are increasing stormwater rates, raising admission fees for the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo, and increasing wages in an agreement with the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Researchers study how light interacts with matter

    Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. Itzik Ben-Itzhak, university distinguished professor of physics, is a co-principal investigator on the multimillion-dollar project, Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms,

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 18, 2014

    Johannes receives award for adolescent health work

    Kansas State University’s Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Family Studies and Human Services, has received the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes,

  • Local | August 17, 2014

    ‘Boggin’ in the Vista’ a muddy slice of small-town fun


    ALTA VISTA — Is there a need to construct a 200-foot long pit of mud and drive turbo-charged trucks and Jeeps with gigantic tires through it as fast as mechanically possible? Of course not. But who doesn’t like to get a little dirty every now

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 17, 2014

    Leaders at Fort Riley and other installations alarmed at effect of possible drawdowns

    LEAVENWORTH — Army fatigues are ubiquitous in Leavenworth, a town synonymous with the storied military fort that gives the place its name. But many of those uniforms could go away in the wake of an Army study that contemplates cutting personnel at Fort Leavenworth in half

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2014

    Book store prepares for move

    Claflin Books and Copies is moving to a new home from its former location at 1814 Claflin Road. While the official opening date hasn’t been set, the store soon will be at 103 North Fourth St. Owner Stormy Kennedy said it was a shock to have

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    RCPD evaluates use of force in wake of Mo. riots


    When it comes to law enforcement, use of force is a possible course of action not to be taken lightly. In Ferguson, Mo., local and state authorities are seeing the results of one police officer’s decision to use force. Whether Darren Wilson was justified

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    Police search for rape suspect

    Riley County police on Saturday were searching for a man suspected of raping a woman in her mid-twenties known to him. The search comes after police received a call reporting a rape at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. The crime reportedly occurred in the northern part

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2014

    Shear Dynamics celebrates 30 years

    Shear Dynamics Salon and Spa Above the Plaza, 1125 Laramie St., celebrated 30 years in Manhattan on July 14. Owner Belinda Snyder said, “Our success is because we provide quality beauty services at reasonable prices and create a long-term relationship with our clients.” Special anniversary deals continue through

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