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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Police check on men missing since 1981

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    Riley County police are investigating the disappearance of two men who went missing in 1981 and asking citizens for any tips or information they might have. The investigation is part of a routine check on the case and is not the result of new information, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Courthouse receives bomb threat

    The Riley County Courthouse was threatened with a bomb around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said no bomb was found on the premises and police do not know who made the threat. Some residents might have received an IRIS emergency alert

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Manhattan man killed in Junction City rock quarry explosion

    A 63-year-old Manhattan man was killed Wednesday in an explosion at a Junction City rock quarry. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office reported that Stephen Hetzler of Manhattan working at Bayer Rock Quarry on Old Highway 6 west of Junction City. He was using explosives to

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 04, 2013

    Farm Bureau changes stance on corporations in farming

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    The Kansas Farm Bureau has softened its stance on corporate farms — but not without a fight. The disagreement and ultimate decision occurred during the business session that wrapped up the Farm Bureau annual meeting Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The bureau changed its policy

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 04, 2013

    Firefighters lose COLA increase bid

    Here was a smoldering blaze that Manhattan firefighters simply couldn’t put out. One after another, city commissioners explained Tuesday night that a cost of living increase must apply across the board — and that firefighters would have to be treated the same as the rest

  • Local |Business | December 04, 2013

    Dara’s closes down another location

    Another Dara’s has dumped its pumps — this time in Aggieville. Ross McKinney, general manager of Dara’s Fast Lane at 1102 Laramie St., said the location closed on Monday because the lease was up. McKinney said the yearly lease actually expired in September, but the

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 03, 2013

    Moran still has hope for farm bill in 2013

    Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., expressed cautious optimism Monday about a new farm bill before the end of 2013. He spoke during a luncheon at the Kansas Farm Bureau Summit at the Hilton Garden Inn. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a member of the Senate agriculture committee, is

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 03, 2013

    Moran: NBAF wait continues

    The waiting game continues for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF). During the summer, officials touted the U.S. House approval of $404 million in funding for the biosafety level 4 animal research facility, and the same amount moving toward consideration on the Senate floor.

  • Local |Education | December 03, 2013

    Board to consider virtual school provider contract

    The USD 383 school board will consider ending the district’s contract with its virtual school provider during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A work session on virtual learning will take place at 5:30 p.m. The district currently uses K12

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2013

    RCPD still looking for man who robbed Kansas State Bank

    Riley County police are seeking further information about the person who robbed Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Ave., on Wednesday. The robber is a white man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds in his 20s or 30s. At the time of the robbery, the man

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