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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    County officials keeping an eye on legislature

    Riley County officials are keeping their eyes locked on the state legislature — and suggesting other local bodies do the same. County counselor Clancy Holeman on Monday told an intergovernmental meeting that several bills pending in the legislature could wreck havoc with the next year if

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    Bridge study will cost counties $40,000

    WESTMORELAND — It will cost Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties about $40,000 to find out if the deck of the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polyester concrete overlay. Pott County Commissioners last week received a proposal from the Truesdell Corporation for testing the bridge deck for

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    Roberts expresses concern over deal

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined congressional colleagues from both sides of the aisle in expressing concern with the Iranian nuclear deal reached over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland.  “Any deal that gives billions in sanctions relief to the world’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2013

    Decision needed on suitable home for new Riley County EMS office

    The Riley County Commission Monday discussed potential locations for a new Riley County Emergency Medical Services office. EMS is in the process of replacing its main station on Claflin and is looking at alternate locations. Officials have considered moving the services into Manhattan Fire Department

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2013

    K-State football impacts city revenues for Sept.

    K-State’s football season impacted Manhattan city revenues for September. Finance director Bernie Hayen said that although sales in the city were about the same as last year, two revenue sources seen in last year’s count did not turn up this year. “First, there

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2013

    For ethnic studies, long road ahead

    It’s still reasonable for Yolanda Broyles-González, the new American Ethnic Studies director, to think of her time at Kansas State University in weeks. Broyles-González, hired by K-State this summer, is the first full-time director in the department’s history. “I relish the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 24, 2013

    KSU classified workers vote to leave civil service

    Classified employees at K-State voted to leave the state civil service system. In a 770 to 432 vote, classified employees chose to be employed directly by K-State as university support staff. Around 7.5 percent of the K-State’s approximately 16,000 classified employees voted Tuesday through Friday. This change provides

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2013

    K-State vets help Rolling Hills with rhino procedure

    K-State veterinarians helped a Salina zoo with an especially large patient earlier this month. Rolling Hills Zoo called in the extra help to treat Milton, a two-ton, 34-year-old white rhinoceros, according to a report from the zoo. He was immobilized so the specialists could biopsy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 24, 2013

    JC police investigate shooting at club

    Police are searching for a person who reportedly shot a man at a Junction City club early Saturday morning. Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said an officer made a routine traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of west 11

  • Local |Traffic | November 24, 2013

    All ramps on K-18 open

    All lanes, ramps and bridges on K-18 are open after work finished Friday. The ramps from eastbound K-18 to Davis Drive and Davis Drive to eastbound K-18 opened to unrestricted traffic in Manhattan. The new bridge over K-18 connecting Miller Parkway to Davis Drive also

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