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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 29, 2015

    Commission begins accepting bids for fire station

    The Riley County Commission opened bids for a future county fire station on Thursday. The 6,000-square-foot Tuttle Creek Fire Station, 4520 Highway 13, is planned to replace the county’s current Tattarax and Tuttle Cove fire stations. Emergency management director Pat Collins said he was pleased to

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 29, 2015

    800-plus soldiers returning

    FORT RILEY — More than 800 1st Infantry Division soldiers are beginning their return trip to Fort Riley after an eight-month deployment. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have begun the process of redeploying following a mission in support of

  • Local | January 29, 2015

    Record high of 70 set on Wednesday

    Manhattan temperatures reached a record high of 70 for Jan. 28 on Wednesday. “It’s not normal,” Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said. Knapp said temperatures in Manhattan have warmed up above 70 before in January. “It’s not unprecedented” for the month, she said. A few

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 29, 2015

    Counties approve patch material for Belvue Bridge

    Commissioners from two counties agreed Monday to proceed with a new patching material for the Belvue Bridge — at least on a trial basis. Meeting in joint session Monday afternoon at Alma, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissioners continued a discussion of both short and long-term solutions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2015

    Judge reduces man’s bond in Ogden burglary case

    A judge granted lower bond on Tuesday for a man allegedly involved in an Ogden laundromat burglary. Douglas Carson, 32, appeared in Riley County Court via video stream from the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Danielle Wingfield in front of Judge William

  • Local |Business | January 29, 2015

    Group gives update on agritourism progress

    Monty Wedel, planning/special projects director, said that the Riley County Agritourism Task Force is making progress on proposed agritourism regulations. He told Riley County Commissioners on Thursday that the task force will need at least one more meeting before presenting the recommended regulations to

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2015

    Research: Nearly all home chefs contaminate food

    If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 28, 2015

    Police address ‘sexting’ incidents at local schools

    At least four incidents of juveniles sending or receiving sexually explicit images among their peers — or sexting — have occurred in the last six months in Riley County, according to a police official. About 20 parents of USD 383 students attended on Tuesday a discussion on sexting and

  • Local |Education | January 28, 2015

    Budget committee has first meeting

    A budget committee tasked with helping trim USD 383’s budget by $1.9 million to $4.1 million will consider cutting everything from jobs to slashing utility costs. The 60-member Budget Advisory Committee will study a range of cost-cutting moves over several weeks and make suggestions to the Manhattan-Ogden

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2015

    Group: We want to help with auditorium project

    Residents on Tuesday said they want to raise funds for Peace Memorial Auditorium improvements. Dave Fiser, president of the Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium, said during the Manhattan City Commission work session that the group hopes to work with city commissioners during the planning and

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