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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | May 21, 2013

    Board approves $18 million budget for police department

    Law Board members wrapped up budget talks Monday by officially approving an $18.07 million budget for 2014 that will give full-time employees of the Riley County Police Department a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment.  The final budget also makes room for a new custodial position. There

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2013

    April property sales outpace those for same month last year

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County continued at a brisk pace last month, eclipsing April sales for the previous three years by a considerable margin. There were 60 property sales in the county during April, compared to 49 during the same period last year, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 21, 2013

    Architecture professor creates fresh ideas for communities

    One man’s idea is proving to be a winner. Credit Todd Gabbard for thinking “what if ...” and following up on a real-life opportunity for students in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design and a boost for three Kansas communities. Gabbard,

  • Local | May 21, 2013

    2 area volunteers head to Oklahoma

    Two area Red Cross volunteers were traveling to Moore, Okla., on Tuesday to help provide resources to the suburb of Oklahoma City that was devastated by a tornado Monday afternoon. The volunteers, Bob Burke, Topeka, and Jerry McVey, Milford, were taking an emergency response vehicle

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

    Burglary at Anneberg Park

    A utility vehicle was reported as stolen Monday from a maintenance shed at Anneberg Park. Officer Matthew Droge said a 2005 green John Deere Gator with a camouflaged seat cover was taken after an unknown suspect forced entry into the shed, damaging a front door handle

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

    Man arrested in gun theft

    Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment. Patrol officers arrested Ernest Hamstra, 26, 1613 Fairchild Ave., for burglary to a dwelling, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process, Officer Matthew Droge said, following

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 21, 2013

    Fort Riley child dies

    A 2-year-old Fort Riley child has died from injuries suffered on Milford lake this past weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said Robert Duff Jr. fell off a boat his parents had rented during an excursion Saturday. Efforts to rescue the child by the parents,

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Securing the chief executive

    Two soldiers returned to Fort Riley Friday after three days in Austin, Texas, on a VIP mission to secure the area before a visit from President Barack Obama. The men, 1st Lt. Alex Madden and Staff Sgt. Jason Hill, are members of a team that

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 20, 2013

    Manko, Chick-Fil-A on agenda

    City commissioners plan to discuss allowing a Chick-Fil-A, more housing and expansion of a window manufacturing facility at Tuesday’s meeting. Developers have received approval through the planning board and now seek approval by the commission to build a Chick-Fil-A in the parking lot where

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Soldier killed in fleeing accident on I-70

    A Fort Riley soldier died Friday after crashing his vehicle on Interstate Highway 70 near Abilene while reportedly fleeing police. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Matthew Peachey, 21, died after his 2011 Mazda Hatchback left the roadway and struck a cement culvert in a ditch about 9 miles east

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