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  • Local |Fort Riley | May 26, 2013

    ‘Dagger U’: Majoring in Africa studies

    FORT RILEY — Soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team have known about their regional alignment with the continent of Africa for a while now. But that doesn’t mean the excitement of the unique mission-set has worn off, especially with some soldiers having gone

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Dollar General gives grant to Wamego library

    Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $1000 to Wamego Public Library in Wamego to support literacy programs. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Architect firm merges with local holding company

    Anderson Knight Architects will join the Action Pact Holdings family of companies effective June 1, and will assume the name of Action Pact Design. “This move will enable Action Pact to broaden the spectrum of services we offer clients, creating a more integrated end-to-end solution for

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

    Crime forecast program aids arrests

    RCPD arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for victimizing over thirty community members since at least last month utilizing a crime forecast program. The result of an ongoing investigation into multiple vehicle burglaries in the Manhattan area led to the arrests of Dustin Thomure, 21,

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Three win legacy award from Meadowlark Hills

    Burke and Margery Bayer, and Barbara Wilson received the Manhattan Legacy Award on May 20 at the Meadowlark Hills Legacy Banquet. The Bayers and Wilson were recognized for their long-standing history, dedication and support of Meadowlark Hills. Burke Bayer served on the Meadowlark Hills board for

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

    Rape trial ends in mistrial

    A district judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon in the rape trial against a K-State assistant professor after jurors could not agree on a verdict. William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, was on trial for allegedly raping a former friend, but jurors could not come to a unanimous

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 24, 2013

    Planely these qualify as hot wheels


    In the market for used transportation that will make you the talk of the neighborhood? You might want to put in a bid on a pair of surplus Fort Riley-based craft going on the auction block next week. Beginning May 30, the Department of Defense will

  • Local | May 24, 2013

    The history of construction of Tuttle Creek Dam: to 1951

    In March 1938 a committee of the House of Representatives first discussed building Tuttle Creek Dam. The idea for building the dam had originated years before among a group of Kansas City businessmen. The important meatpacking industry with railroads, stockyards, and packing plants was located near

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    No go so far in Topeka

    The Kansas Legislature adjourned Friday until next Tuesday after a proposal from top Senate Republicans failed to win support in the House. House and Senate negotiators’ met Friday following the 109-5 House vote against a Senate proposal to lower the sales tax on groceries to 4.95

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2013

    Ceremony for NBAF is Tuesday

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the central utilities plant at the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Faculty (NBAF) will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Gov. Sam Brownback will attend the event, as will Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Jerry Moran, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, K-State

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