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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Fire damages new Ogden Pizza Hut


    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said no one was injured in the small fire that started in the attic of the newly constructed

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 10, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes K-State programs

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes Kansas State University as a great place to earn an online graduate degree in education and engineering, moving both programs up in its rankings released Jan. 8. Kansas State University ranks No. 72 for best online graduate education programs, up 57

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Manhattan man found dead at CiCo

    A 56-year-old Manhattan man found dead at CiCo Park in an apparent suicide Tuesday has been identified. Riley County police believe Tom Ellis, 721 Osage St., died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rifle was found at the scene. Ellis’ body was found around noon in

  • Local |Business | January 09, 2014

    Value of new construction high as building permits at 10-year low


    Due to a steep drop in the construction of new apartment complexes, the number of building permits issued in Manhattan in 2013 fell to its lowest level in a decade. At the same time, some large projects meant that the amount of property value constructed was

  • Local |Education | January 09, 2014

    Board OKs gun policy change

    The USD 383 school board accepted a first reading of a policy revision Wednesday that allows employees with concealed carry permits to keep a firearm in their vehicle. Superintendent Bob Shannon called it a “substantial revision.” “The law does not allow the board to deny an

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 09, 2014

    Soldier killed by vehicle

    A Fort Riley soldier died after being struck by a vehicle at the base on Tuesday. Spc. Ryan T. Christensen, 29, of Layton, Utah, was a petroleum supply specialist with the Company A, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 09, 2014

    Three K-State grad programs gain recognition from student guide

    Three Kansas State University graduate programs have received recognition by GraduatePrograms.com, a student-rated guide. The website ranks the College of Arts and Sciences’ sociology graduate program No. 20 and the political science graduate program No. 23. The College of Veterinary Medicine’s graduate program is No. 24

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Ogden Pizza Hut catches fire

    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Pizza Hut cook Dereck Williams said no one was injured in a fire that started in the attic of the building.  He said the

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 09, 2014

    County proposes sharing equipment

    Riley County wants regional governments to share their equipment. Speaking at today’s commission meeting, county counselor Clancy Holeman said that he is working with several local governments and their insurance agencies to develop an agreement to share equipment. He said that the agreement would

  • Local | January 08, 2014

    Winter not emergency shelter’s busiest time, director says


    Despite the frigid temperatures recently, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter still has room for those in need of shelter. In fact, the dead of winter is not typically their busiest time, according to Executive Director Emily Wagner. That’s largely because of Westar Energy’s cold-weather

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