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  • Local |Business | June 15, 2014

    AIB International finance VP to retire

    Gary Skrdlant, AIB International’s vice president of Finance and administration, will retire from his role after more than three decades with the company. Most notably, Skrdlant was instrumental in expanding AIB’s reach to the UK, Mexico, and China. “After 32 years of loyal and

  • Local |Business | June 15, 2014

    Retirement party for 2parks employees

    Debbie Dugan and Mike Buchanan are retiring from the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department Friday, June 20. Dugan has spent 33 years with the department as an administrative supervisor. Buchanan has spent 31 years with the department as a recreation superintendent. There will be a reception from 1 to 4

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 13, 2014

    State agriculture department moves to new office building in Manhattan


    What does it take to move a state department from Topeka to Manhattan? A month of packing, two weekends of moving and more than 1,000 totes. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is preparing for its official arrival in Manhattan. After bringing office supplies and file cabinets

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | June 13, 2014

    Soldier will get new sentence

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to resentence a Fort Riley soldier who received five life sentences as a habitual sexual offender. In a unanimous decision announced Friday, the high court upheld the Riley County convictions of Tony Tremayne Lewis on

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 13, 2014

    Party affiliation law to take effect July 1

    The effective date for a new law preventing people from changing their party affiliation is creating some confusion. A law passed this year by the Kansas Legislature prohibits members of political parties from switching parties during the period between the candidate filing deadline and the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 13, 2014

    Nutritionist offers advice on vitamins, supplements

    Before taking a daily vitamin or dietary supplement, you might want to think about what you’re really consuming, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist. “Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration like other drugs are regulated, which is something I

  • Local | June 13, 2014

    Linear Trail reopens

    The Linear Trail area closed last week opened again Thursday. The trail portion from the Midwest Concrete entrance at 701 S. Fourth to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1201 Levee Drive had been closed since June 5. Eddie Eastes, Parks and Recreation director, said last week the area

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | June 13, 2014

    Is the ‘diverging diamond’ interchange still happening?


    Q: Is the city still planning to create some kind of a diamond thing at the intersection of Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard? If so, when will it happen and how long will construction slow up traffic?

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 12, 2014

    Families remember 7 Fort Riley soldiers who died this year


    Sabina Edwards tried to keep it together when thinking about a particular memory of her son, the late Spc. Terry Gordon. Edwards said seeing the color guard during the annual Victory Park ceremony Thursday at Fort Riley brought back memories for her. Gordon, she said,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 12, 2014

    Vargo says future of vote counting is up for debate

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo told county commissioners Thursday morning the future of the way votes are counted in elections is up in the air, with neither the state nor the federal government sure which direction to go. Vargo said this while giving his 2015 budget

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