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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 20, 2014

    Huelskamp sees the problems but stays upbeat

    WAMEGO — Rep. Tim Huelskamp worked hard to paint himself as a relentless optimist during a town hall meeting Wednesday – and then listed a nearly endless set of reasons why he shouldn’t be. The event at the Wamego Public Library, attended by a couple dozen

  • Local |Education | February 20, 2014

    Virtual school proposal unveiled

    USD 383 officials unveiled their plan for a proposed virtual school Wednesday during the district’s Board of Education meeting. Under this plan, USD 383 would run its own online education program, Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP), starting next school year for grades 7-12 for students statewide. That

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 20, 2014

    County opposes mortgage measure

    Despite the Kansas Association of Counties offering alternatives to the bill, Riley County continues to oppose Senate Bill 298, which would eliminate Kansas’ mortgage registration fee. The KAC’s suggestions include exempting agricultural mortgages from the fee and privatizing the mortgage process, removing county government’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | February 20, 2014

    Police respond to 15 weather-related accidents

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 15 vehicle accidents Thursday morning as weather conditions made for slippery roads. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said only two of the 15 accidents resulted in medical transport for non-life threatening injuries. Droge said the accidents occurred all over

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2014

    Trial set in rice seed theft case

    A jury trial has been set for two scientists from China accused of taking rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility and passing them to a delegation visiting from China. The trial is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 14, 2015, and is expected to take 30

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2014

    Police respond to 15 weather-related accidents

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 15 vehicle accidents Thursday morning as weather conditions made for slippery roads. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said only two of the 15 accidents resulted in medical transport for non-life threatening injuries. Droge said the accidents occurred all over

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    Business ethics competition draws six schools to K-State

    Six university teams from the region are getting the chance to compete for a grand prize of $2,000 in the Phillips 66-Enactus Business Ethics Case Competition today through Saturday, hosted by Kansas State University and sponsored by the Phillips 66 Excellence in Business Ethics Initiative. Teams competing

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    Vet students earn ‘wings’ with Air Force scholarships

    Two Kansas State University veterinary students recently earned their “wings.” First-year students Erica Hamman, Topeka, and Megan Guyan, Colfax, Calif., have been sworn in as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. The students were officially commissioned by being the recipients of the U.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    ‘Taste of Costa Rica’ to be offered at K-State

    Paola Paez, professor of nutrition at the University of Costa Rica, will visit Kansas State University to share her knowledge on Costa Rican culture, cuisine, nutrition and food safety. “Food and Culture: A Taste of Costa Rica” will be presented by the College of Human

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Why you got the alert

    Some Manhattanites might have received an Amber Alert for 10-year-old Hailey Owens in Springfield, Mo., Tuesday night on their phones, but the communication system had an apparent glitch. The girl was abducted near her home around 5 p.m., and an Amber Alert was sent to

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