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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 27, 2014

    Commissioners to meet as health board

    The Riley County Commission will hold its first official meeting as the Riley County Board of Health on Feb. 24. The commission, in accordance with Kansas statute, already serves as the county board of health, but the upcoming public meeting will give commissioners a chance to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Local | January 27, 2014

    Stampede announces complete 2014 lineup

    Country Stampede has added five acts to complete the 2014 lineup. Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Will Hoge and The Railers will perform at the four-day music festival June 26-29 in Manhattan. Those performers join previously announced musicians Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Joe

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 27, 2014

    City to discuss changes to sign regulations

    City commissioners during Tuesday’s work session plan to discuss changing regulations to include digital signs in Manhattan. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Commissioners directed city officials to update the regulations “to address

  • Local | January 26, 2014

    Conference preps young farmers for challenges

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    Amy Nickelson is a self-described “adrenaline junkie.” She said she loves to travel and explore new places. Basically, she’s a thrill seeker. But the 24-year-old from Hill City, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, hopes someday get a job, buy some cattle and land and

  • Local | January 26, 2014

    Help available at 24-hour aid event

    A 24-hour event this week will provide an opportunity for those in need to receive the help they need. Everybody Counts will take place from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church’s Harris Activity Center, 530 Poyntz Ave. The event

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Library marks start of work on $800,000 expansion project

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    Manhattan Public Library marked the start of its expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday afternoon. Community members filled the library auditorium to mark the occasion. Manhattan Public Library director Linda Knupp said that it was nice to see so many people attend the ceremony, which

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Arthur-Green adds partner

    Arthur-Green law firm of Manhattan named Tyler A. Darnell as a partner in the firm.  Originally from Damar, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law. Darnell joined the firm as an

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Investment adviser earns certification

    Clint Sandmann earned CFP certification after passing a national exam. Sandmann, investment adviser of Stewart Advisory Services LLC in Manhattan, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Local member elected Rotary governor

    Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub of Manhattan was elected Rotary District 5710 governor for 47 clubs with more than 2,500 members across the eastern half of Kansas. She is a past president of the Manhattan Konza Morning Rotary Club, and the third woman in Rotary District 5710’s history to serve as

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