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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 03, 2014

    Flooding, growth pose challenges for candidates


    The race for the Riley County Commission District 1 seat is a contest of youth vs. experience between incumbent Dave Lewis and Ben Wilson, a Kansas State University student. As incumbent Dave Lewis said, “I have lived in this county longer than he’s been alive.”

  • Local |Education | August 03, 2014

    ‘Everybody Counts’ prepares for upcoming school year

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    Volunteers focused on feeding Riley County’s children and getting them the supplies they need for school the second Everybody Counts on Saturday. The event was a follow-up to the one that happened in January. “We didn’t see the number of school children we

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 03, 2014

    Kansas House candidates on state’s issues

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    The 64th District will have a new representative next session after Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, elected not to run for reelection. Three challengers are seeking to take his place in the Republican primary on Tuesday: Glen Hawkins of Riley, retired U.S. Army armor

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 03, 2014

    JC man charged with making explosives

    Junction City police on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man for making explosive devices in his home. A witness told police on Friday that Andrew Vancleave of Junction City was making explosives at his residence, 1701 Belair Drive. Officers executed a search warrant and found a homemade

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 03, 2014

    Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall, winter

    Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie

  • Local |Business | August 03, 2014

    State health foundation board appoints local woman

    The Rev. Claudia Bakely, Manhattan resident and Flint Hills district superintendent for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, was appointed to the Kansas Health Foundation board of directors. Bakely practiced nursing for 25 years and then began working as the youth ministries director

  • Local |Business | August 03, 2014

    Local RE/MAX gets new associate broker

    Mary Scharfe recently earned her Broker’s license, becoming an associate broker with RE/MAX Manhattan, Realtors. In June, Scharfe received the President’s Club Award from the Manhattan Association of Realtors. She was also awarded the Realtor Spirit Award for 2011 and 2013. In 2011, she graduated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 02, 2014

    Body recovered at Pillsbury Crossing

    A person drowned Saturday evening at Pillsbury Crossing. Emergency personnel recovered the body from the water after about two hours of searching. A Riley County Police Department dispatcher confirmed that at 7:32 p.m., someone reported that a person went under water and did not resurface.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | August 01, 2014

    3 new Regents named

    Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday made three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. The new board members will join six other regents in overseeing the state’s public higher institutions: Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | August 01, 2014

    How can a Wichita candidate run in the 1st District?

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    How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?

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