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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 13, 2014

    County signs training agreement

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an interlocal training agreement among Fort Riley and area governing bodies. The agreement will allow local entities — Riley County, Geary County, Junction City and Manhattan — to train with equipment from Fort Riley and from each other that is

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 13, 2014

    Temple Black showed political chops in 1979 Landon speech

    Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at age 85, once visited Manhattan to show off her political side. The iconic former child star came on April 10, 1979, to Kansas State University to deliver the 46th Landon Lecture as a U.S. ambassador. Black didn’t pull any

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 13, 2014

    Body found in Geary County

    A body matching the description of a missing Junction City woman has been found, Junction City police said Thursday, and two people have been arrested in connection with the case. JCPD detectives, working with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, found the body of

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 12, 2014

    City waives fees for housing unit

    City commissioners on Tuesday waived fees for a planned affordable housing building. The measure passed with a 4-1 vote, with Mayor John Matta dissenting. The Manhattan Area Housing Partnership requested the commission waive building permit and utility connection fees totaling $24,726 to build an apartment complex

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2014

    Adapting leadership to modern problems

    Hofmeister.phatch

    The former president of Shell Oil said Tuesday that the nation hasn’t had a president up for the task of 21st century leadership. John Hofmeister said President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama lacked the capacity, capability, experience, knowledge and awareness needed to

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 12, 2014

    House bill would move municipal elections

    Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, a Kansas City Democrat, said the House Elections Committee is trying to solve a problem it hasn’t been asked to solve with HB 2227, a bill that would move municipal elections to the fall of odd-numbered years. House Elections Committee Chair

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2014

    Roses are red; K-Staters’ love is true blue (or purple)

    Roses are red and violets are blue, but purple may be the color if the love is true — at least according to some Kansas State University alumni married nearly 70 years or longer.   Perry and Virginia Peine, Denver, Colo., met in the fifth grade at

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 12, 2014

    Mediterranean show at McCain

    The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy’s Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d’Occasione. The company will present “Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea” at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22;

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | February 12, 2014

    Book fraud costs local store $830

    Several people allegedly selected books from Varney’s Book Store this month and took them to the store’s counter to be bought back. The store, 623 N. Manhattan Ave., reported the theft to the Riley County Police Department on Monday. Owner Steve Levin said up

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 12, 2014

    Top Pentagon official looks at fort’s virtual programs

    Fort Riley showed its skills to a senior Department of Defense official during her visit to the post. Christine Fox, acting deputy secretary of defense, visited Fort Riley earlier this week in her first trip to a domestic military installation. Fox, who was appointed to

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