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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 09, 2014

    Property taxes due Monday

    The second half of 2013 property taxes are due Monday in Riley County. Normally, they are due May 10, but because that falls on a Saturday, offices will not be open and taxpayers will get an extra day to pay. County Treasurer Eileen King said $44.5 million has

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 08, 2014

    Police name suspect in store shooting

    Conocoshooting.phatch

    Riley County police on Thursday released the names of the people involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon that injured one person. The incident took place at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Daeshawn Bryant, 18, 1358 Flint Hills Place,

  • Local |Education | May 08, 2014

    Board approves sexual orientation measure after hearing from public

    After an hour of discourse, the USD 383 school board gave final approval in a 5-2 vote on Wednesday to including sexual orientation and gender identity in its non-discrimination policy. The two categories would be included in a statement in the district’s student and employee

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    K-State poised to be leader in global food issues, Glasscock says

    The world faces three undeniable problems. Global population continues to grow at an exponential rate, food supply is flat-lining and the amount of arable land is decreasing. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to connect the dots and find that those three issues

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    Faculty, grad students earn Presidential Awards

    Five Kansas State University faculty members and one graduate student are receiving 2014 Presidential Awards for their compassion, dedication and creativity as educators, advisers and administrators. Receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are: Jason Bergtold, associate professor of agricultural economics; Barry Bradford, associate

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 08, 2014

    Dole plans visits to area cities

    Former Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit a number of cities next week during the second of several trips to Kansas this year. All visits are free and open to the public. “I’m looking forward to returning to Kansas for the second time this

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    2 local teachers drive away winners

    Two USD 383 teachers found themselves taking home new cars Tuesday night after being honored for their work as teachers. Cindi Nivert, a Manhattan High School teacher, won a 2014 Nissan Versa as Kansas First News’ Teacher of the Year and Ogden Elementary School third grade teacher

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 07, 2014

    Prayer not likely at city meetings

    Meeting.phatch

    Tuesday’s City Commission meeting started as it typically does with the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission would have an opportunity to open meetings in a different manner after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of public prayer at meetings. However, some

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    Stampede campsites sold out for 1st time; organizers say tickets also going quickly

    The Kicker Country Stampede has sold out of camping sites for the first time in its 19 years of operation. Festival manager Wayne Rouse said this year’s talent has a lot to do with the enthusiasm surrounding this year’s music festival, which will run

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 07, 2014

    Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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