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  • Local |Business | December 05, 2013

    Board dumps virtual provider

    The USD 383 school board decided Wednesday to end the district’s contract with its virtual school provider. The board voted unanimously to stop using K12 Inc. for iQ Academy Kansas – the district’s online education program for students in grades 7 through 12 – when the contract expires

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 05, 2013

    Fort Riley leaders bring back bugle

    FORT RILEY — An old tradition is being revived at this famous post. The fort’s commanders are re-emphasizing the sound and meaning of bugle-call reveille and retreat with new practices that began Monday. The daily routines will affect both soldiers and civilians at the beginning

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Cookie tradition continues at St. Thomas More event

    Get your cookies here! St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Ave., will hold its annual Cookie Carousel Saturday morning in the church parish center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Like previous years, the Cookie Carousel will feature more than 1,000 pounds of cookies of more than 100 varieties.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 05, 2013

    County property values under review

    The Riley County appraiser’s office is finishing its final review for 2014 property values. County appraiser Greg McHenry said the office should be deciding on values next week. “We’re at the point now where we’re going to be choosing actual values,” McHenry said.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Police check on men missing since 1981


    Riley County police are investigating the disappearance of two men who went missing in 1981 and asking citizens for any tips or information they might have. The investigation is part of a routine check on the case and is not the result of new information, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Courthouse receives bomb threat

    The Riley County Courthouse was threatened with a bomb around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said no bomb was found on the premises and police do not know who made the threat. Some residents might have received an IRIS emergency alert

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Manhattan man killed in Junction City rock quarry explosion

    A 63-year-old Manhattan man was killed Wednesday in an explosion at a Junction City rock quarry. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office reported that Stephen Hetzler of Manhattan working at Bayer Rock Quarry on Old Highway 6 west of Junction City. He was using explosives to

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 04, 2013

    Farm Bureau changes stance on corporations in farming


    The Kansas Farm Bureau has softened its stance on corporate farms — but not without a fight. The disagreement and ultimate decision occurred during the business session that wrapped up the Farm Bureau annual meeting Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The bureau changed its policy

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 04, 2013

    Firefighters lose COLA increase bid

    Here was a smoldering blaze that Manhattan firefighters simply couldn’t put out. One after another, city commissioners explained Tuesday night that a cost of living increase must apply across the board — and that firefighters would have to be treated the same as the rest

  • Local |Business | December 04, 2013

    Dara’s closes down another location

    Another Dara’s has dumped its pumps — this time in Aggieville. Ross McKinney, general manager of Dara’s Fast Lane at 1102 Laramie St., said the location closed on Monday because the lease was up. McKinney said the yearly lease actually expired in September, but the

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