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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    Watershed proposal to get hearing

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to schedule a public hearing on the Wildcat Creek watershed management plan. Their decision followed a public hearing at which commissioners questioned several aspects of the initial draft of the plan. Planning and special projects direction Monty Wedel focused

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    City pools appear ready for on-time first dips Saturday


    City employees have been working hard all week gearing up for the opening of pool season on Saturday, but not without a few hitches. “There is always trouble when the pools sit for nine months, said Kelly Cook, recreation supervisor. “Hopefully, they can fix all

  • Local | May 23, 2013

    American Red Cross blood donors to receive pork

    Blood donors participating in the Manhattan Community Blood Drive May 28-29 at the Porttorf Hall in CiCo Park, 1710 Avery Ave., will receive a special thanks from Kansas pork farmers. The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the American Red Cross as part of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Owner of gun found by school is located

    Officials said they have located the owner of the gun found in late April near Manhattan High School. School resource officer Brian Swearingen emailed parents Wednesday to inform them that he is “confident” police have located the owner following an investigation, but he said the

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2013

    Students win math contest

    Amanda Arnold Elementary has some math whizzes among its students. Shawn Meng, a fourth grade student, placed first out of 2,177 U.S. students participating in his grade level in the Math Kangaroo competition. Math Kangaroo is an annual grades 1-12 international mathematics competition. Participants had 75

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2013

    K-State faculty receive recognition for dedication to students, research

    Kansas State University’s colleges are honoring faculty members for excellence in teaching, research, service and advising. The honorees and their awards include: • College of Agriculture: Jennifer Bormann, associate professor of animal sciences and industry, and Brian Briggeman, associate professor of agricultural economics, are the

  • Local |Business | May 22, 2013

    Mercy could face cuts following patient declines

    Officials at Mercy Regional Health Center announced Tuesday a series of measures they hope will stabilize their fiscal situation in the face of declining in-patient activity. The steps are being taken as part of a system-wide adjustment by Via Christi Health, Mercy’s parent operation,

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 22, 2013

    New CG in charge on post


    FORT RILEY — Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II succeeded Maj. Gen. William C. Mayville, Jr. as commanding general of the Big Red One during a change of command ceremony at Cavalry Parade Field here Wednesday. The ceremony was traditional and symbolic in many ways down

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | May 22, 2013

    Trial of KSU professor underway

    Opening statements were made Wednesday in the trial of a visiting K-State faculty member accused of raping a female friend more than four years ago. “This is a case of betrayal,” Assistant County Attorney Barry Disney told jurors in his opening argument. William Yankey, 28, Manhattan,

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 22, 2013

    City gives go-ahead for new Chick-Fil-A restaurant

    City commissioners approved a zoning change designed to permit construction of a Chick-Fil-A drive-in restaurant in the Staples/Hastings/Hobby Lobby shopping area Tuesday. Commissioners acted after Dale Houdeshell, the city’s director of public works, assured them that there would be enough drainage at

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