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  • Local | September 23, 2013

    Water pressure takes a hit as line repair process hits a glitch

    A geyser of water sprayed out at the corner of Juliette Avenue and Houston Street Monday morning when a water valve blew apart. Brian Johnson, principal engineer for the city, said workers are cutting in Insta-Valves, which allow crews to put valves in “live” water

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    Floodplain on city agenda

    City commissioners will discuss increasing the building standards for new construction during their meeting Tuesday. The discussion flows from consideration of changes to the flood plain based on the findings of the recent FEMA floodplain mapping study. Current city regulations state new construction must adhere

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    County approves WIC grant contract

    The Riley County Commission Monday approved the 2013 women, infant and children’s local contract for the Riley County Health Department. Health Department director Brenda Nickel told commissioners the program is currently at 100 percent capacity, helping around 3,000 clients from all over the area. Nickel said it

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    City commissioner honored with Good Government Award

    Karen McCulloh, two-term Riley County commissioner and second term city commissioner, is the recipient of the 2013 Edith L Stunkel Good Government Award, presented by the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County. McCulloh’s has been involved in public service and civic leadership for

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2013

    The return of Rusty ... and Big Boy, too

    Rusty Wilson is back from his trip to the set of the Pawn Stars TV show, and the Bob’s Big Boy sign is back with him. Does that mean the celebrity Las Vegas pawn shop owners didn’t offer enough money to interest the

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 22, 2013

    Records and momentum: Schulz praises ’12-13, but notes ongoing issues related to financing

    K-State President Kirk Schulz Friday called the 2012-13 academic year an important initial step in making KSU a top 50 public research institution by 2025. In his State of the University address, delivered at Forum Hall, Schulz said the university reached records in fundraising ($152 million), enrollment (24,378 students),

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 22, 2013

    Furloughs wrapped up on post

    Furloughs at Fort Riley originally scheduled to end on September 30 have been completed. The furloughs, which affected around 2,400 civilian employees at Fort Riley, ended on Aug. 30 after the Department of Defense reduced the number of furlough days from 11 to six. Furlough notices were issued in

  • Local | September 22, 2013

    City’s 10th annual Blues Festival draws crowd

    Singing.phatch

    PAXICO – This town might only have a population of 220, but it draws crowds from across the Midwest and beyond for its annual blues festival. Cars from Arkansas, Missouri and Colorado parked along side streets here Saturday, the crowd having filled the main street with lawn

  • Local |Education | September 22, 2013

    Inaugural RCPD scholarship awarded

    Kristina Gee, the daughter of Officer Darla King, was awarded the inaugural $500 Riley County Police Department scholarship in August. She is currently attending Fort Hays State University. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of an active, full-time RCPD

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2013

    JCPenney hires 2 stylists

    JCPenney Salon hired two stylists. Janette Mendez and Lori Rehmer are graduates from Bellus Academy   in Manhattan, and they are now taking appointments for all types of haircuts, color and highlights.  Appointments can be made by calling (785) 776-9772 or at 101 Manhattan Town Center.&

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