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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2014

    Sherow considers run against Huelskamp

    Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow is considering running against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., for the 1st District seat in Congress. Sherow, K-State history professor and city commissioner from 2007 to 2012, officially formed his exploratory committee on Jan. 1. Huelskamp is up for reelection in November.

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2014

    Commissioners approve wages

    County commissioners approved 2014 wages and salaries for all county employees and elected officials at their regular Monday meeting. In other business, they decided to table bids received for a portable radio contract for the county fire department and EMS. Commissioner Ron Wells said they tabled

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2014

    Army Corp of Engineers: Levee needs raised

    Dam the levee. It needs to be raised. City commissioners plan to hear a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on raising the levee at their regular meeting Tuesday night. When the levee was constructed, it was supposed to hold up to 110,000

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 06, 2014

    Accused rapist pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of rape today pleaded not guilty to each of the seven sex crime charges lodged against him. Christopher Bates, 31, appeared in Riley County District Court for his arraignment, where the charges against him were read by Judge David Stutzman. Bates

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 06, 2014

    Eighty percent of American toddlers at risk for high blood pressure

    New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets - and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2014

    Riley County Health Department changes scheduling practices

    The Riley County Health Department changed its service delivery after a patient flow analysis. The health department has switched many of its services from walk-in only to open access scheduling, a type of scheduling that allows for same day or next day appointments.  By

  • Local | January 05, 2014

    Manhattanites flock to Tuttle Creek ‘Eagle Day’

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    Perhaps the area’s bald eagles became a little camera shy for a hopeful audience late Saturday morning. Two busloads of potential eagle viewers, closely followed by a caravan of cars, drove along the roads of Tuttle Creek Park as a part of the 26th

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Horne readies for new trial

    A Manhattan man is preparing for another trial in an aggravated robbery case after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. Levertis Horne, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday. Horne is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, two

  • Local |Business |Obituaries | January 05, 2014

    Sign business entrepreneur Thomas dies

    Blaine Thomas, a prominent local businessman, died Friday in his home at age 90. Thomas owned Thomas Sign Service, a billboard business, at 1515 Fair Lane. He began operation in 1941. Thomas became a bit of civic activist throughout the years, continually bickering with city government on behalf

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    District educators given primer on new technology

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    Before teachers can resume instructing their students, they had to go back to school. A total of 80 sessions, each ranging in size from 35 to 80 teachers, took place Friday for USD 383’s Little Apple Tech Fest – a full day of professional development for district instructors. Teachers

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