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  • Local | August 01, 2013

    Small-town church welcomes 1,256 for annual chicken dinner

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    FLUSH — A human fence surrounded St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Flush Wednesday evening, and it wasn’t for a special mass. It was the line for a fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a slice of homemade pie. The parish’

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 01, 2013

    Hagel warns of cuts to troops

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday that it may be necessary to cut the size of the Army by 100,000 troops and impose other sharp cutbacks if $500 billion in automatic budget cuts are allowed to take effect as scheduled over the next decade.

  • Local |Business | August 01, 2013

    Home prices climbing

    Riley County Appraiser Greg McHenry reported higher home and commercial sales and prices for the 2013 fiscal year Thursday. McHenry told Riley County commissioners that the median sales ratio, a measure of how well appraised values align with actual values, dropped from 100 percent to 97 percent. That

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 01, 2013

    College of Architecture to hold golf tourney

    The Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design, known as APDesign, will host its first Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, October 4, at the Manhattan Country Club, 1531 North 10th St, Manhattan. The tournament is open to the first 24 foursomes to register and

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 31, 2013

    Crickets at public feedback session

    Members of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization had an open house Tuesday to seek public feedback on several transportation improvement projects previously approved by city and county commissioners. That was the plan, anyway. But since no members of the public took the opportunity to

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2013

    Area radio station goes country

    Those who tune in to Q103.5, an area easy-listening radio station, got a surprise this week: country music. The radio station, based in Junction City, has been broadcasting easy-listening music since 2005 but changed its format Monday, said operations manager Robert Elfman. Q103.5 is owned by

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2013

    Community foundation gets $75,000 grant

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has been awarded an implementation grant of $75,000 over the next three years from the Kansas Health Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative. The grant money will be used for the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, a group that promotes public awareness of

  • Local |Traffic | July 31, 2013

    Truck driver collides with cows

    A semi-truck driver was injured after he struck four cows in Clay County Tuesday night and his vehicle ended up in a ditch. The accident was reported at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The driver, Matthew Salter, 31, of

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2013

    K-State Salina UAS Club places in 10 ten

    Kansas State University Salina’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Club landed a Top 10 finish at the 11th annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition at Webster Field, an annex of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. The club placed eighth out

  • Local | July 31, 2013

    The last of the Riley County Fair 4-H results

    Here are the last of the Riley County Fair 4H animal competition results. Beef Division Grand Champion Market Beef, Reid Shipman, Pillsbury; Reserve Grand Champion, Kobie Camerlinck, Riley Rascals. Champion Angus Heifer, Reid Shipman, Pillsbury; Reserve Champion, Haley Lindell, Riley Rascals. Champion Charolais, Nissa Olsen,

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