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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 16, 2013

    Commissioners voice concerns about added juvenile inmates

    Riley County commissioners expressed concern Thursday about the impact on county juveniles of a possible influx of juvenile inmates to the Northcentral Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention facility. The concern flows from a decision by Saline County to close its own juvenile detention facility and send

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    MHS student plans Kenya aid trip

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    Kenyans have a word that sums up their culture: “ubuntu.” It means “I am because we are.” It is a belief that only by helping each other is everyone capable of living and thriving. This belief is what inspired one Manhattan High School senior to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 16, 2013

    Vote keeps guns off campuses — for now

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Board of Regents adopted a temporary resolution Thursday designed to keep weapons off campuses for four years. The action is in response to a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback that authorizes concealed carry licensees to carry a concealed handgun

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    District to add positions

    The USD 383 school board approved adding faculty and staff members during its meeting Wednesday. The additional positions are expected to be needed due to the administration’s projection of an enrollment increase of 125 students for the 2013-14 school year. The plan is to hire 10.2 full

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 16, 2013

    Drug ring suspects appear in court

    Further arrests are imminent in the crack cocaine bust known as “Operation Adabag.” Officials said 94 persons have now been arrested.  The arrests began on May 8 in a massive multiple-agency operation in Riley and Geary counties after authorities executed search warrants, spread across one day,

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2013

    Area students to help honor veterans

    Twenty-five Kansas veterans will take part May 21 in the first Kansas Honor Flight trip coordinated by students from Wamego High School. The veterans from WWII and the Korean War will visit the war memorials erected in Washington to honor their service and sacrifices to our

  • Local | May 16, 2013

    National Guard marks 1,000th engine

    The Kansas National Guard’s Advanced Turbine Engine Army Maintenance marked the completion of its 1,000th turbine engine rebuild in a ceremony Thursday, May 9 at Fort Riley. The ATEAM is one of two facilities in the world that can produce a Total Integrated Engine Revitalization (

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 15, 2013

    Building code changes proposed

    Firefighters and local builders disagreed on proposed changes to building codes at Tuesday’s city commission work session. City code services officials asked commissioners for feedback on the proposed changes, which are based on a set of updates recently approved by the International Code Council,&

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 15, 2013

    City OKs bonds for CivicPlus

    A special city commission meeting was held Tuesday night to vote on the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds for ICON Enterprises Inc., the parent company of CivicPlus. City commissioners approved bonds for the company, which creates and manages websites and networks for local governments across

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2013

    Grad student earns degree in Vegas

    Earning a master’s degree is a challenging task whether a student is on campus or taking courses from thousands of miles away. Eric Parkila found success at Kansas State University all the way from Las Vegas, with a little help from some exceptional university

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