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  • Local |Fort Riley | September 22, 2013

    Furloughs wrapped up on post

    Furloughs at Fort Riley originally scheduled to end on September 30 have been completed. The furloughs, which affected around 2,400 civilian employees at Fort Riley, ended on Aug. 30 after the Department of Defense reduced the number of furlough days from 11 to six. Furlough notices were issued in

  • Local | September 22, 2013

    City’s 10th annual Blues Festival draws crowd

    Singing.phatch

    PAXICO – This town might only have a population of 220, but it draws crowds from across the Midwest and beyond for its annual blues festival. Cars from Arkansas, Missouri and Colorado parked along side streets here Saturday, the crowd having filled the main street with lawn

  • Local |Education | September 22, 2013

    Inaugural RCPD scholarship awarded

    Kristina Gee, the daughter of Officer Darla King, was awarded the inaugural $500 Riley County Police Department scholarship in August. She is currently attending Fort Hays State University. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of an active, full-time RCPD

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2013

    JCPenney hires 2 stylists

    JCPenney Salon hired two stylists. Janette Mendez and Lori Rehmer are graduates from Bellus Academy   in Manhattan, and they are now taking appointments for all types of haircuts, color and highlights.  Appointments can be made by calling (785) 776-9772 or at 101 Manhattan Town Center.&

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2013

    Butcher opens satellite in Belvue

    Fulmer’s Kansas Premium Meats and Eatery in Belvue will open a retail meat store and eatery on US Highway 24 in Belvue. The new location will be at 22580 U.S. Hwy 24, east of Wamego. In addition to offering cuts of beef, chicken, pork, buffalo and

  • Local |Education | September 20, 2013

    Enrollment levels off in USD 383

    USD 383 has its largest kindergarten class since 1991 and its largest first grade class since 1994. But district-wide enrollment was essentially flat. The district reported these numbers Friday, which was the official enrollment count day for Kansas school districts. There are 572 kindergarten students and 510 first grade students,

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Waterville Opera House targeted for $1.4 million fixup

    Exterior.phatch

    WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House is wheelchair accessible…via the back door leading to a small set of stairs next to the stage. In other words, not. That’s one reason citizens here have been raising funds to renovate the building. The proposed plan would

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Allegiant craft face inspections

    LAS VEGAS —  Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 20, 2013

    City, county agree to work on parking, courts, EMS

    City and Riley County officials agreed Thursday to work together on parking, EMS and security for the courts. Those steps will include transferring the municipal parking lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Humboldt Street to the county. County Commission chair Dave Lewis asked

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 20, 2013

    Local couple donates $500,000 to KSU

    Dave and Kristen Dreiling, Manhattan, have made a $500,000 gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a

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