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  • Local | February 02, 2016

    Pott County recycling effort surges in 2015

    Recycling in Pottawatomie County increased by more than one-third in 2015, according to figures presented to county commissioners Monday. County residents recycled 599,572 pounds of materials last year, up significantly from the 394,620 pounds recycled in 2014, according to Tim Eisenbarth, noxious weeds director. Since the county pays $40 per

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    Officials say it may be time to make decision about tax increase to fund street maintenance

    Not many people are going to wake up in the morning and think, “I wonder if there are potholes that need filling on the other side of town.” That is unless there’s some serious road damage on a street you take to work, or

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    RCPD: Burglaries down in January

    Last year’s increase in burglaries didn’t extend into the first month of 2016, RCPD Captain Josh Kyle told Riley County commissioners Monday. “At the end of 2015, we did not have a lot of good news to report as far as crime trends,” Kyle said. “

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    Wells seeks answers on grant

    Riley County commissioner Ron Wells said he wants to find out why the region didn’t receive any of the federal flood mitigation money for which it applied. During the comment period of Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting, Wells voiced his disappointment that the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    City to consider rezoning for car detailing business

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider rezoning a car detailing business to allow it to sell cars. The commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The commission will give the first reading of rezoning Showroom Shine Auto Detailing, 2600 Eureka Terrace, from a light industrial

  • Local | January 31, 2016

    Performers say drag show strengthens LGBT community

    A few hours before K-State’s drag show Saturday night, Tony Cody had yet to transform himself into Penny Tration — he was just hanging out in jeans and a T-shirt. Cody said it used to take him a lot longer to get ready, but now

  • Local |Business | January 31, 2016

    Broberg to retire from hospital

    John Broberg, senior administrator at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, has announced his retirement after more than four decades of serving in healthcare. Broberg will continue to serve at Via Christi through March while a search for his successor is under way. Broberg and his

  • Local |Education | January 31, 2016

    Reigning state champ wins Riley County bee

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    A 13-year-old walking dictionary named Ella Rosenkranz was the winner of this year’s Riley County Spelling Bee, which took place Saturday morning at Manhattan High. Despite having won the state bee last year and having placed 50th out of almost 300 competitors at the Scripps

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 31, 2016

    Fort Riley soldier killed in rollover

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    A Fort Riley soldier stationed in Iraq died Thursday in a rollover accident. Officials announced Friday that Sgt. Joseph Stifter, 30, originally of Glendale, California, died at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq. A press release from Fort Riley described his death as non-combat-related and gave no

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2016

    KSU confirms case of mumps

    A K-State student has been diagnosed with mumps, the university announced Friday. The university is notifying anyone who may have been in close contact with the student. The university’s Lafene Health Center is working with the Riley County Health Department and the Kansas Department

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