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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 23, 2014

    Regional transit board clears last county

    The Flint Hills may have a regional transportation agency in its future. The Riley County Commission on Thursday became the last governmental body to hear a proposal about creation of the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (FHRTA) — and no objections were raised. After explaining the

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

    Missing woman’s family asks for help in case

    The family of a missing St. George woman is asking the community to help look for her. A community search in the Tuttle Cove area at Tuttle Creek will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to find Jane Peterson, 56. Peterson, a Kansas State University

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2014

    Board holds off on vote for employee gun policy

    The USD 383 school board postponed a vote Wednesday on a revised policy that would allow employees with concealed carry permits to keep a firearm in their vehicle on school property. The board decided to hold its decision until receiving some clarification on the legal ramifications

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 23, 2014

    Researcher: Bosses benefit from mentoring

    If an accounting firm wants to maintain a strong ethical environment from top to bottom, a new study by a Kansas State University accounting professor and her colleagues find it’s important that the firm’s environment is viewed the same from bottom to top.

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

    200 emergency workers involved in search for St. George woman

    Sar-3.phatch

    A St. George woman is still missing, and efforts to find her have intensified. The Riley County Police Department issued a press release Tuesday afternoon, saying that about 200 emergency personnel have searched more than 500 acres in freezing temperatures looking for Jane Peterson, 56, who was reported

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 22, 2014

    City OKs regional transit board

    City commissioners gave their official approval to creation of a regional transportation board on Tuesday — but it was a close call. The vote was 3-2, with mayor John Matta and commissioner Wynn Butler voting no on the basis that they felt more information was needed.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | January 22, 2014

    Soldier dies on I-70

    ELLSWORTH — A Fort Riley soldier was killed in a car crash in Ellsworth County Tuesday afternoon. Calvin J. Michalak, 22, Ursa, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident nine miles northwest of Ellsworth after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 around 12:30 p.m.,

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

    RCPD commended for 10-percent crime drop

    The Riley County Law Board unanimously approved a list of goals for the Riley County Police Department on Tuesday — but also commended the department for a job well done. The RCPD met last year’s goal for crime reduction and will work to maintain the

  • Local | January 22, 2014

    Blood transfusions helped 4-year-old boy beat cancer

    Gary.phatch

    Chase Gray seems like a typical 4-year-old boy. He spends his days at preschool and daycare. He loves the Avengers — especially Captain America — and playing with his sister, Averie, who’s almost a year old. Aside from being a bit smaller than other children his

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 22, 2014

    Commission approves measure to divert funds for pool projects

    Manhattan city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow surplus sales tax revenues to be used on other pool-related projects. City finance director Bernie Hayen said that the resolution gives the city an option to spend the excess $1.2 million a year that is

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