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
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
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
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.
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
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
At 10:44 a.m. Monday, Riley County police responded to a medical call at 1000 Garden Way, Apt. B where a male victim committed suicide. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said the man died of asphyxiation. No further information is available pending notification of next of
Kansas farmers will have their eyes on Washington as they gather in Manhattan. The Kansas Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. An opening-day summit took place Monday. The issue on the minds of many farmers is
Jackie McClaskey of Manhattan will be the next Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday. She succeeds Dale Rodman, who will step down Dec. 10. McClaskey has worked in the Department of Agriculture since 2011. She served as assistant secretary before being named
Updates from Monday’s Riley County commission meeting: • Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department said year-to-date crime in the county is continuing to trend downward. Overall crime has dropped for the department despite two recent armed robberies, one at a Dara’s
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