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  • 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

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2014

    Native-stone installation to open at Beach

    “Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish,” an exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will be on display Feb. 4 through May 25. The museum invited Parish to create a multimedia installation of high-definition images of the interiors of native-stone, arched-roof

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2014

    K-State quilting exhibit shows 150 shades of purple

    One hundred fifty shades of purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall, the home of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The exhibit, presented by the college’s Historic

  • Local | January 21, 2014

    Cold and colder: Fronts causing fickle temps

    Kite1.phatch

    Most Kansans know the old saying that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute because it will change. This week is no different, except that changes will range from cold to really, really cold. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 21, 2014

    Yet another regional entity?

    Is there a new organization in the region? Delegates to the leaders’ retreat organized by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce last weekend saw action items in the official program and slides displayed during presentations — all referring to the Flint Hills Economic Development District. You

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