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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2013

    County names new health department head

    Riley County commissioners have hired Brenda Nickle as the new county health department administrator. Nickle will take over the position vacated by former Riley County Health Department Administrator Susie Kufahl, who left April 2. Nickle’s start date has yet to be determined and will be

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2013

    Seeking clarification on concealed carry

    Riley County commissioners on Monday asked for a letter to be sent to the state attorney general seeking clarification of the requirements to be imposed on them by concealed carry legislation that will take effect on July 1. The measure will allow those with concealed carry

  • Local |Education | May 07, 2013

    Reece gives winnings to Wamego student

    A Wamego High School senior is the beneficiary of Robert Reece being named Kansas County Official of the Year for 2012. BreShawna Briggs was presented a $1,000 check Monday during the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission. The award was presented by Reece, county administrator and

  • Local |Education | May 07, 2013

    Wamego Teacher of the Year wins new car

    Angie McCune, a Wamego teacher who lives in Manhattan, was the lucky winner of a new car Monday evening. Nine educators from Topeka and the surrounding area gathered at Capital City Nissan. Each was given a small envelope containing a key. One by one, they

  • Local | May 06, 2013

    Signs point to a good season for those fishing at Tuttle Creek

    It could be a very good spring and summer season for those interested in fishing at Tuttle Creek. Ely Sprenkle, fisheries biologist at the Tuttle Creek office of the Department of Wildlife and Tourism, said indications from last fall point to an active season, and

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 06, 2013

    Governor pushes for higher ed

    Gov. Sam Brownback came to Kansas State University Monday to continue his push against cuts to the state’s higher education system. The governor met with KSU students and faculty Monday morning as part of a two-week long series of recess stops to various cities

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2013

    Charity restaurant closes doors

    Local, a restaurant geared toward charity, has closed its doors. “Last year, even though we donated over $20,000 to charities, the losses far exceeded what was needed to keep the restaurant open,” said Dave Dreiling, owner of Local and founder of GTM Sportswear, in explaining the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 06, 2013

    Sculpture among commission items

    City commissioners plan to discuss sculptures, fast food, parking and the comprehensive plan at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board has made a recommendation to the commission for a sculpture at the Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street roundabout. Commissioners will hear

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2013

    Commencement ceremonies May 11, 17 and 18

    As candidates for graduation, more than 3,350 Kansas State University students are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 11, at Kansas State University Salina, and Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, on the Manhattan campus. Marking the university’s 150th

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2013

    MHS third at forensics championship

    Manhattan High took third place over the weekend at the 6A state high school forensics team championships. The defending 6A state champs, Manhattan this year came in behind only Blue Valley North and Shawnee Mission East, who tied for first. The competition was hosted by

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