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  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    Board considers 1-mill increase

    District officials recommended a 1-mill levy increase and an increase in budget authority to the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday, though no decisions have been made. In a budget work session, director of business services Lew Faust said that he recommended increasing the mill

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    District to launch updated website

    USD 383’s district website has undergone an extreme makeover and will launch on Monday. Director of communications and school safety Michele Jones presented information about the modernized site — still http://www.usd383.org — to the school board at Wednesday’s meeting. Jones said that the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 16, 2014

    Commission accepts $5.36M FAA grant for airport

    The city commission accepted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds Tuesday for the next phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. Once the first phase is completed in October, the second phase of the two-phase passenger terminal expansion will start late October or early November.

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 16, 2014

    New commander takes over at fort hospital

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    FORT RILEY — Underneath all the pomp and circumstance of Wednesday morning’s changing of command ceremony for Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital at the Calvary Parade Field, there was a layer of uncertainty about the future of the facility. After all, the U.

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2014

    Commissioners receptive to plan to install additional antennas

    Commissioners seemed receptive of installing a distributed antenna system throughout the city to accommodate residents’ increased data usage for smart phones and other devices. Wildflower Telecommunications, a subsidiary of IdeaTek Systems, wants to install 48 system antennas that it will lease to Verizon. The system provides

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 16, 2014

    Police looking for motorcycle

    Riley County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a $20,000 custom-built motorcycle that was reported as stolen more than a week ago. John Straud, 27, of Wamego, reported the theft on July 8 when Riley County Police Department officers responded to 6241 Zeandale Road. Straud

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 16, 2014

    Center opens doors to federal service academy members

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Program is bringing select visitors to the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, or CEEZAD, at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The center, which enhances the capability of the Department of Homeland

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Advance voting begins Wednesday

    Advance voting for the Aug. 5 primary election starts Wednesday. Anybody can vote in person in the Riley County Office Building second floor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2. The final day of advance voting is

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Resident: Elm Slough Road a hazard

    It’s just a matter of time before a bad accident occurs on Elm Slough Road, a concerned citizen told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. The amount of traffic and dust on the roadway, which runs 1.5 miles north and parallel to U.S. Highway 24, is a

  • Local |Business | July 15, 2014

    Commission to hear Belvue Bridge findings

    Representatives of the Truesdell Corporation will present their findings on the Belvue Bridge to county commissioners Monday, July 28, at Westmoreland. Commissioners from both Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties are expected to be in attendance for the presentation, scheduled for 1 p.m. The engineering analysis in early

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