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  • Local |Business | November 22, 2013

    Farm Bureau CEO Yunk ready for full-time grandfatherhood


    It’s time for another change. “I tell people I’m entering my third full-time career — full-time grandpa,” said Dan Yunk, who has announced his retirement as CEO of the Kansas Farm Bureau. “I told them I’d probably stay 10 years,” he said. “I’ve

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 21, 2013

    Fort Riley pays tribute to German, Italian soldiers


    FORT RILEY — Not every fallen soldier with connections to the post fought under the American flag. Fort Riley officers and German and Italian delegates from Fort Leavenworth paid tribute to soldiers from those countries who died as prisoners of war in a ceremony Thursday morning.

  • Local |Education | November 21, 2013

    Northview principal resigns

    Northview Elementary principal Shelley Aistrup has resigned, effective July 31. The resignation was a part of the consent agenda from the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday. Aistrup has been with the district since fall 2004. Her husband, Joe Aistrup, accepted the position of dean of Auburn University’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 21, 2013

    Police release photo of armed robber

    1121 suspect photo.phatch

    Riley County police released a description Wednesday afternoon of the man who robbed a Dara’s Fast Lane at 1816 Claflin Road early that morning. The robber is described as being a slender white male,  5 feet, 7 inches tall. The man was wearing a black or

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 21, 2013

    Twenty-three students named libraries ambassadors

    Twenty-three Kansas State University students form the inaugural group of K-State Libraries ambassadors. Representing a wide diversity of majors from both undergraduate and graduate programs, these students will serve two-year terms as advocates and representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural and fundraising activities. Ambassadors

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 21, 2013

    Amaryllis plants added to KSU sale

    Regal amaryllis plants have been added to the annual Kansas State University poinsettia sale to brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season. The fundraising sale is organized by the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens and students majoring in horticulture, said coordinator Marti

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 21, 2013

    Commissioners talk word choice

    The Riley County Commissioners spent several minutes of their meeting Thursday fighting over an important issue: one word. The word comes from an article in the draft of Public Building Commission bylaws. Commissioner Bob Boyd pushed to change the word “may” to “shall,” solidifying the

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2013

    Pawn Stars to feature Big Boy

    The episode of the TV show Pawn Stars that features Manhattanite Rusty Wilson offering an iconic sign for sale airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. The show is on the History Channel. Wilson was willing to take his giant Original Bob’s Big Boy sign —

  • Local |Education | November 20, 2013

    Elementary free-throw contest a heated battle


    It’s hard to resist a tale of redemption.  It came down to sudden death Wednesday in the Marlatt Elementary sixth grade boys division of the Little Apple Optimist Club’s Hoop, Holler ‘N Shoot free throw competition. After more than 60 boys and girls

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 20, 2013

    Library expansion passes 5-0

    The people spoke, and the commission listened. “The public has bought into the library expansion,” commissioner Usha Reddi said at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I think it’s insulting to constantly beat on the debt when they are saying, ‘We are good with this.’ And

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