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  • Local |Business |Agriculture | June 23, 2016

    Low prices dampen farmers’ high-yield wheat harvest

    RANDOLPH — With this year’s wheat harvest rolling through the Flint Hills, farmers are bracing themselves for low profits despite high crop yields. Kansas farmers planted fewer acres of wheat than usual but are expecting the 2016 crop to be roughly 22 percent larger than last year’

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Academy Sports to open MHK store

    Academy Sports and Outdoors will open next year in Manhattan. The retail store will be nearly 63,000 square feet at East Poyntz Avenue and Sarber Lane, which is in the shopping center where the former Kmart resided. Academy officials said the store will bring approximately 100 jobs

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Burton makes first court appearance

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Zac Burton, 38, faces four charges of unlawful sexual relations with a female Riley County High School student because he was an

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Stampede attendees stake out prime spots at campgrounds


    Delores Bernash and Helen Morrison of Ashland picked out the perfect campsite Wednesday for Country Stampede. Their tent is under one of the big shady trees in Tuttle Creek State Park and near a restroom and shower facility. Equally important, Bernash and Morrison are near

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Offices returning to normal after May lightning strike

    Riley County offices seem to be back online after a May lightning strike caused about $30,000 of damage to equipment. Riley County IT director Kevin Howser told Riley County commissioners Thursday that lightning from one of last month’s storms hit near the county’s downtown

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Woman back home after being trampled by steer

    A woman injured in an accident with a steer on Tuesday is back home and on the mend, her husband said Thursday. Barbara “Dale” Zimmerman, 46, was hurt Tuesday morning when she and her husband, Terry Zimmerman, were loading steers to go to market at their

  • Local |Traffic |Fort Riley | June 23, 2016

    Construction projects to change access points at Fort Riley

    Fort Riley will see changes in access points beginning in July to facilitate construction projects. According to a report from Fort Riley, the changes will take effect July 11. Estes Gate will reopen the commercial portion of the gate allowing full access. The 12th Street Gate

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    Area lawmakers favor adding $38M in school funding case

    Local lawmakers said they will have to make tough decisions in the coming days to keep schools open. The Kansas Legislature convenes Thursday in a special session to address a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that said the state’s use of block grant funding was

  • Local | June 22, 2016

    Heat to greet attendees at shortened Country Stampede

    With highs in the mid to upper 90s throughout the weekend, this year’s Country Stampede promises to be a hot one. High temperatures could give participants more reason than ever to pair bikinis or swim trunks with cowboy boots, while mostly sunny conditions will

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    City passes $6.4M plan for West Anderson

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a $6.4 million contract for West Anderson Avenue improvements on Tuesday. The city awarded Pavers Inc. of Salina the contract after it submitted the lowest bid out of five companies. When completed, the project will have the following improvements: • 

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