Plans for a winery and event center in Riley County can move forward after Riley County commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request Thursday. David and Daniel Tegtmeier of Bern requested the Riley County Commission rezone a 152.7-acre tract of land from an agricultural district to
Manhattan Christian College has a new mascot, officials announced this week. The college’s mascot is now the Thunder, represented by a navy shield with a lightning bolt. “We started looking probably within the last year to nine months ago,” MCC athletic director Shawn Condra
The city’s 2014 sales tax receipts are currently outpacing the “banner year” of 2012 through September. The city had $832,645 in sales tax receipts this month, according to the September sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from late July and August.
Fall enrollment is up across the board at the state’s public universities, including K-State, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday. The number of students attending Kansas State University is 24,776, an increase of 185 or .75 percent compared with fall 2013, according to a preliminary report for
CHICAGO — All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center that authorities said was deliberately set by a contract employee. The ground stoppage at two of the nation’s busiest airports
Nearly 500 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to the Mideast in late October as part of the U.S. effort to fight ISIL. The Department of Defense Thursday identified the 1st Infantry Division as the headquarters unit to deploy as part of the upcoming transition of
WAMEGO — There’s no place like home, and for celebrated “The Wizard of Oz” historian and aficionado John Fricke, home is any place that honors the world’s most well-known farm girl from Kansas and the characters that surrounded her. This weekend, Wamego’s Oz
After celebrating 125 years last weekend, Aggieville has a new leader to guide the district into the future. Rod Harms is the new executive director of the Aggieville Business Association. In June, Evan Tuttle resigned from the position. Harms is president of the Civitas Group, a
WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez will have much of his life ahead of him when he’s released from prison after he serves just more than 10 years for the unintentional second-degree murder of his friend, Levi Bishop. On Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder
Defense attorneys for a Fort Riley soldier found guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child have called into question a key piece of evidence used in last month’s trial. On Thursday, chief public defender Larry McRell, an attorney for 31-year-old Christopher Bates, said
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