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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 05, 2013

    Man arrested for aggravated robbery

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated robbery early Friday morning in the 1000 block of Moro Street, after another man reported that his credit card had been stolen. Officer Matthew Droge said that Clinton Schriner, 22, 807 Pottawatomie Ave., was arrested at about 2:15 a.m.

  • Local | April 04, 2013

    Officials use controlled burns to keep artillery fields clear


    A group of Fort Riley firefighters and biologists stand in an artillery field. The field is barren except for gold grasses towering over shorter green blades just budding out of the earth. One of the biologists walks walks along the edge of the field with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 04, 2013

    Man dead following I-70 chase

    A Manhattan man is dead after the vehicle he was riding in crashed trying to avoid another car reportedly traveling down the wrong side of Interstate 70 during a police pursuit late Wednesday evening. The accident occurred about half a mile west of Chestnut Street in

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 04, 2013

    No county cash coming soon, if ever, for Fieldhouse Project

    The Riley County Commission decided not to give the Manhattan Fieldhouse Project $10,000 that group requested to help fund a feasibility study here Thursday. Fieldhouse Advisory Group Chair Gail Urban requested the funds, saying her group needs $100,000 to conduct a study of the feasibility of the

  • Local |Education | April 04, 2013

    Three take oath on USD 383 school board

    The three newly elected USD 383 board members were sworn in during the school board meeting Wednesday. Pat Hudgins, Marcia Rozell and Aaron Estabrook were elected to the USD 383 Board of Education on Tuesday. Although they won’t take their seats until July, state statute dictates

  • Local | April 04, 2013

    Controlled burns coming at Tallgrass prairie

    Officials at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve outside Strong City announced Thursday that the prescribed fire season has begun and will continue through April 19. Prescribed fire is used by preserve land managers to remove woody and non-native vegetation, promote native plant and animal diversity, and maintain

  • Local |Government, Politics |Agriculture | April 04, 2013

    Breaking news: Manhattan to house Kansas Department of Agriculture offices

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will move most of its offices to Manhattan next year. Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman announced the decision Thursday, capping a selection process that began last year. The move will involve most of the department’s programs, although the main

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 03, 2013

    Voters again choose new philosophies for City Commission


    Manhattan voters changed directions Tuesday, rejecting conservative philosophies they had put in power on the City Commission two years ago and moving a pair of Democrats to the head of the ballot in a non-partisan election. The result appeared to leave the third place finisher

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 03, 2013

    Tower to be staffed through fiscal year

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously authorized city administrators to begin negotiating a contract with Midwest ATC to staff the airport’s control tower through the end of the federal fiscal year. The FAA had contracted with Midwest ATC to staff the Manhattan Regional Airport control tower

  • Local | April 03, 2013

    Discovery Center earns nod for energy-efficiency

    City officials celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the Flint Hills Discovery Center Wednesday by announcing that the facility has received a gold level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in construction and design. The award is presented to structures that

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