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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 26, 2014

    Commission discusses gun policy

    The Riley County Commission discussed Thursday how it wants to approach regulating concealed and open carry in its buildings. The meeting was a work session item with no action taking place. Starting Tuesday, the state’s gun law will allow for open carry and transportation

  • Local |Business | June 26, 2014

    Valley View owner faces complaints about cemetery’s maintenance


    Valley View Memorial Gardens has seen better days. If it wasn’t for the sign just before the entrance, drivers heading east out of Manhattan on Highway 24 might wonder why someone had placed rows of flowers in parts of a tree-lined, sparsely mowed field. Even

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 26, 2014

    Transit board discusses Manhattan-Wamego bus route

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration held its first official meeting Wednesday. The official formation had been on hold in April when attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requested changes to the interlocal agreement between the regional transit

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 26, 2014

    KSU to hold young writers’ workshop

    Letting imaginations run wild will be encouraged at Kansas State University’s upcoming Young Writers’ Workshop, where students entering the eighth, ninth or 10th grades will get expert help on commanding language to create original, inventive works of writing. The workshop, hosted by the English

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 26, 2014

    Nichols hearing rescheduled

    A preliminary hearing in Geary County District Court for a Kansas City man facing murder charges from incidents in Manhattan and Junction City was rescheduled earlier this week to July 9. Anthony Nichols, 33, faces first-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection to the shooting death

  • Local | June 25, 2014

    CiCo fireworks show not scheduled this year


    It appears the flame on the annual Thunder Over Manhattan fireworks celebration has finally gone out. City Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said he hasn’t received an application for the annual fireworks display at CiCo Park. He said the permits are usually due three weeks

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 25, 2014

    City hears budget requests

    City commissioners on Tuesday listened to 2015 budget requests from various services and agencies. Since it was a work session the commission didn’t take action, but commissioners didn’t mention any problems with the requests. The agencies who presented their budget requests included the following: &

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 25, 2014

    Heger named Riley County Treasurer

    Shilo heger mug.phatch

    The Riley County Republican Party precinct committee wasted no time in selecting retiring Riley County Treasurer Eileen King’s successor . King’s deputy in the department, Shilo Heger, received 100 percent of the vote from 73 members Tuesday night in the basement of the First United Methodist

  • Local | June 25, 2014

    Fans set up camp at Tuttle Creek in preparation for Stampede


    The wait for this year’s Kicker Country Stampede is nearly over. Campers were already setting up their sites Wednesday morning, but the four-day festival officially kicks off Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Kansas City band Six Degrees West ushering the Stampede for its 19th

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 25, 2014

    $1 million gift to fund Seaton Hall expansion at K-State

    The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University received a $1 million donation from the William T. Kemper Foundation, based in Kansas City, Mo. The donation will help with a $75 million project to renovate 80,000 square feet of Seaton Hall and add 114,000 square feet

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