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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 02, 2014

    Body recovered at Pillsbury Crossing

    A person drowned Saturday evening at Pillsbury Crossing. Emergency personnel recovered the body from the water after about two hours of searching. A Riley County Police Department dispatcher confirmed that at 7:32 p.m., someone reported that a person went under water and did not resurface.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | August 01, 2014

    3 new Regents named

    Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday made three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. The new board members will join six other regents in overseeing the state’s public higher institutions: Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 01, 2014

    How can a Wichita candidate run in the 1st District?

    Bryan whitney.phatch

    How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 01, 2014

    Advance voting turnout on target

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said advance voting for Tuesday’s primary elections is going smoothly. Turnout so far has been good, he said, despite the fact that only two local primary elections are contested. As of Wednesday night, Vargo said 1,009 people have participated in

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 01, 2014

    Researcher uses special methods to identify pathogens

    He calls himself the bug hunter, but the target of his work consists of viruses that can only be found and identified with special methods and instruments. Benjamin Hause, an assistant research professor at the Kansas State Univesity Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, recently published an article

  • Local | July 31, 2014

    More than 1,000 people served at annual Flush Picnic


    FLUSH — At first glance Wednesday night, it was obvious the annual Flush Picnic had drawn a crowd, lining up near the towering old Catholic church for which the town is known. But drawing closer to the event, more cars became visible, then more cars. And

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 31, 2014

    Commission includes Riley in flood plan

    Riley County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a contract to include the city of Riley in the county’s Floodplain Management Services Thursday morning. The agreement provides Riley with the county’s expertise when it comes to planning and development, building permit reviews and inspections. “

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 31, 2014

    Fort looks for AWOL soldiers

    Two soldiers have been declared AWOL after they went missing from Fort Riley last week. Pvt. Bradley Kappel, 20, and Pfc. Richard Ferguson, 19, were last seen at the Blue Jasmine Hookah Bar in Junction City on July 21, according to a flyer from the Kansas Missing and

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2014

    Qdoba to open on North 3rd Street

    If you can’t exercise, you might as well eat. Qdoba Mexican Grill is coming to Manhattan at 320 N 3rd St., the former home of the now-closed Anytime Fitness. Chuck Stratman, executive director of Z-Topeka LLC, which will operate the restaurant, said Sept. 29 is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety

    Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery? According to new research from Kansas State University, it

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