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  • Local |Business | December 27, 2013

    Sales tax receipts top $10M in 2013

    Sales tax revenues in Manhattan broke $10 million for the year — again. “This year’s total sales tax collections were just under last year’s record pace,” said city finance director Bernie Hayen. “It was a good year notwithstanding those ups and downs.” This year’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Drowning victim identified

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier is still missing in Milford Lake, where the man drowned Tuesday morning while duck hunting. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, who reportedly was trying to recover a duck he shot

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 26, 2013

    Commissioners manage to skirt gun carry law

    Four county buildings will be exempt from the Kansas concealed carry law after a Riley County commission action Thursday. Commissioners adopted a resolution that exempts four county structures for a four-year period – the Riley County Courthouse, the Carnegie building, the Riley County office building, and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Runaway teen found

    A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from his family. Sheriff Greg Riat

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Schulz: Fix social media policy

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    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz and a large group of the school’s faculty have fired back at the Kansas Board of Regents’ new policy regarding use of social media. The regents recently gave university presidents the right to suspend, censure or fire anyone –

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 24, 2013

    New wage increases proposed

    WESTMORELAND – A new wage scale being considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission would put county employee compensation more in line with area governmental entities, and replace “step” pay raises with incentive-based increases. The commission discussed the proposal with department heads Monday and asked for their

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    KSU receives awards for programs

    Kansas State University is receiving 24 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, Mid-America District XI. The council is an international association of educational institutions. District XI includes Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each year

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Society recognizes sophomore scholars

    Kansas State University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, is recognizing several undergraduate scholars at the university. Phi Kappa Phi has selected 15 students as sophomore scholars. Selection is based on the grade point average of work done at the university

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2013

    Missing teen found

    A 17-year-old boy who left his parent in Manhattan Thursday has been located. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office asked for help in the search for Tieler Reeves – a white male, 5-foot-5, 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Reeves is from Westmoreland and was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 23, 2013

    Droge: Stay alert for holidays

    This may be the season for giving, but Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said it can be busy for criminals, as well. “It’s also the time of year when those who might want to take advantage of others will find

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