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  • Local |Kansas State University |Fort Riley | August 21, 2013

    K-State to renew partnership with Fort Riley

    Kansas State University and the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will renew a partnership in an on-campus ceremony on Aug. 28. The public is invited to attend. Kirk Schulz, K-State president, and Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general,

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    K-State study focuses on wheat-killing issue

    A new study about the common problem of preharvest sprouting, or PHS, in wheat is nipping the crop-killing issue in the bud. Researchers at Kansas State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, or USDA-ARS, found and cloned a gene in wheat

  • Local |Education | August 21, 2013

    MHS grad named to officer post

    A Manhattan High graduate has been named national president of the Reserve Officer Association. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Silva, USAR was formally sworn in to the role at the organization’s recent annual National Security Symposium. Silva is taking over for retired Col. Walker Williams

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    1 killed in Junction City shooting

    One woman was killed in a shooting in Junction City Tuesday night, according to a press release from the Junction City Police Department. The police and EMS responded to the 700 block of West Eighth Street at about 7 p.m. after reports that someone had been

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 20, 2013

    Manhattan airport to begin offering twice-weekly flights

    Manhattan Regional Airport announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Allegiant air service to provide twice-weekly flights to Phoenix. The new flights will begin Nov. 7, but for the next two days passengers can enjoy an introductory rate of $99 round-trip. But if that is too

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2013

    Rape suspect found dead

    A man police were searching for as a suspect in a sexual assault case was found dead over the weekend, according to a press release from the Riley County Police Department. The suspect, Alexander Shelton, 26, of northeast Kansas, was wanted for a rape that was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2013

    Witnesses take stand in Parker murder trial

    An Aggieville altercation preceded the fatal shooting of a member of a motorcycle gang here on New Year’s Day 2012, witnesses said Tuesday. Two witnesses in the trial of Daniel Parker, 26, of Junction City, testified about the altercation in the hours preceding the shooting of

  • Local |Education | August 20, 2013

    MHS battles bat problem

    The students returned to classes last week, but the bats that took up residence at Manhattan High West Campus over the summer have been reluctant to leave. They can’t coexist in the classrooms, which is why students haven’t been allowed in the south

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | August 20, 2013

    Board nixes study of traffic cameras

    The law board on Monday voted not to study the use of cameras for traffic enforcement in Riley County. The motion to dismiss the study passed 5 - 1, with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposed. Butler was the main proponent of the study because he wanted to know

  • Local |Education | August 20, 2013

    School board to finalize budget

    The USD 383 school board will vote to finalize the 2013-14 budget during its meeting at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A public hearing on the budget will be held prior to the meeting at 6:20 p.m. The budget being considered contains a 52.464

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