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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2013

    Woman reports rape at party

    Riley County detectives are investigating the reported rape of a woman who told police that she woke up to a man having sex with her during a house party. Officer Matthew Droge said the victim, a woman in her 20s, reported the rape Monday morning

  • Local |Education | February 26, 2013

    USD 383 to receive site council reports

    The USD 383 school board is holding a second and final meeting to receive site council reports at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Every year, site council reports give principals the opportunity to share with their school’s accomplishments and needs to the

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    Dec. broke property tax records

    The month of December was a “record-breaker” for property sales in Pottawatomie County. “Basically, the whole year was a record-breaker,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. There were 78 property sales in December, well above any December in the previous three years, according to

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    Health department director announces resignation

    Susie Kufahl, director of the Riley County Health Department, has resigned her position effective April 1. The resignation paperwork was authorized by the Riley County Commission Monday during their meeting. “I’ve been here for 16 years to the day,” Kufahl said about her resignation. “I’ve

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    More winter weather coming

    Just as roads and sidewalks become passable, another snow storm rolling in tonight is predicted to blanket Manhattan in up to 7 inches of snow. Mary Knapp, state climatologist at Kansas State University, said the difference between this storm and the one that hit Thursday is

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 25, 2013

    Officials to discuss expansion of parks and rec facilities

    City commissioners plan to discuss options to renovate city buildings and updates to benefit district and special assessment policies during Tuesday night’s work session. City administrators are recommending that the commission consider several options to update and expand the Department of Parks and Recreation

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 25, 2013

    Use of certain vocal sound can make people seem unprofessional

    The use of one vocal habit could put some college students at a disadvantage when it comes to presenting a professional image, according to experts at Kansas State University. Linda Hoag, professor of communication sciences and disorders, said vocal fry — also known as glottal fry

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    Catering, restaurant showcase to draw area planners, business planners to K-State Olathe

    Kansas City metro area restaurants and caterers are invited to participate in the Catering and Restaurant Showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, on the Kansas State University Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The showcase will bring local caterers, event vendors and meeting

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | February 25, 2013

    Soldier who died from gunshot identified

    The Junction City Police Department has released the name of the soldier who died of a gunshot wound Saturday. Officials said Mark Blakey, 22, Manhattan, was found early Saturday morning suffering from a single gunshot wound in an apartment at 311 W. Eighth Street in Junction City.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 25, 2013

    Aggravated assault reported

    Riley County officers arrested a Wamego man in connection with an aggravated assault that reportedly occurred Friday night. Officer Matthew Droge said Caleb Nelson, 20, was arrested for aggravated assault and minor in consumption at about 10:40 p.m. Friday after it was reported that he allegedly

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