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  • Local |Fort Riley | March 26, 2014

    Story of infantry unit told in documentary


    When the Charlie Company of the 9th Infantry Division returned to the States from Vietnam, the troops’ homecoming was far from jubilant. The soldiers, who deployed from Fort Riley, arrived at an airport in San Francisco. They were spit on and called baby killers, recalled

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Horne sentenced to 6 years in prison

    After two trials, a Manhattan man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison following a February conviction of charges stemming from an attempted robbery in October of 2012. Levertis Horne, 23, was sentenced by Judge John F. Bosch to 41 months in prison for

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 26, 2014

    Board to discuss legislation for financial literacy course

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday will discuss a Kansas legislative bill that aims to make students more financially literate. Introduced in January, House Bill 2475 initially mandated a personal financial literacy course in grades 11 or 12, but the Committee on Education recommended some amendments. The committee removed

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Still no suspects in Pawnee arson

    Authorities provided no further information about an arson at Pawnee Mental Health Services on Saturday. At 6:35 a.m. that day, Manhattan Fire Department firefighters found a fire that started inside a wall at Pawnee and extended to some grass nearby. The total estimated loss was $10,000

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2014

    K-State vet dean to retire in 2015

    Ralph Richardson announced his plans Tuesday to step down as dean of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine no later than July 2015. Richardson became the college’s 11th dean in summer 1998 after serving as the head of the clinical sciences department at Purdue

  • Local |Business | March 25, 2014

    Wilson: RCPD singled me out


    A longtime Aggieville bar owner told the law board Monday he has been harassed by the Riley County Police Department since the board’s March 17 meeting. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s Bar and Grill and Rusty’s, accused the RCPD of selective enforcement aimed

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2014

    List of eco devo director candidates pared to 10

    WESTMORELAND — The list of candidates for the executive director’s position of the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation has been pared to 10. Bob Cole, current PCEDC director, told county commissioners Monday the search process for his replacement is progressing on schedule, with a goal of

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2014

    RCPD budget up by nearly $1 million for 2015

    The law board unanimously approved publication of the 2015 Riley County Police Department budget during its meeting Monday. A public hearing will be held at a later meeting before the final approval. The 2015 proposed budget is $19.383 million, an increase of $969,500 from the 2014 approved budget. A carryover

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2014

    2 dead following tower collapse


    BLAINE — A pair of communications towers fell Tuesday morning in rural Pottawatomie County, killing two people. Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Chris Trudo confirmed at around noon that one person was dead another person had been transported to Onaga Community Hospital in serious condition following

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2014

    Tallgrass expansion on agenda

    Tallgrass Brewing Company’s proposed expansion will be discussed during the city commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tallgrass is planning a move to the former Western Wireless Call Center at 5960 Technology Circle in Corporate Technology Park, according to a proposal coming to the commission.

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