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  • Local |Public Health | April 19, 2016

    2 at AMS have ‘C. diff’ bacterial infection

    An Anthony Middle School student and a school staffer both have been diagnosed with confirmed cases of Clostridium difficile, also known as “C. diff,” principal Vickie Kline announced Tuesday. Anthony Middle School is following the prevention procedures recommended by hospitals and other health care facilities,

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    Moran files for re-election

    TOPEKA — Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran has filed for re-election. Moran submitted the necessary paperwork Monday to the Kansas secretary of state’s office to claim a spot on the ballot in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No other GOP candidate has filed. Lawrence attorney

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 18, 2016

    Man, 64, detained after standoff

    A 12-hour police standoff in rural Riley County on Sunday ended when officers detained an armed man who had fired several rounds from inside a farmhouse. According to a release from the Riley County Police Department, the 64-year-old man was detained and placed into protective

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 18, 2016

    Growing up focus of RCHS musician’s ‘King for a Moment’

    Before a Riley County teen could write and record music, he had to grow up. Dalton Huey, an 18-year-old senior at Riley County High School, is releasing his first full-length album “King for a Moment” on May 1. The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify,

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Voting underway on USD 378 bond issue

    Advance voting is underway for a special election to decide on a $22.5 million bond issue for USD 378 Riley County that includes sweeping improvements for the district’s schools. Those who want to register to vote in the election, which is May 3, can do so via

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Leaders: Proposed school finance formula gives parents choices

    Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees were in Wichita on Friday to plug a proposed school funding formula that would allow parents to use tax funds for private schools. “For your child, who’s in charge?” Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, asked

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 18, 2016

    KSU’s Stubbings takes job at Leavenworth school

    K-State Police assistant director Don Stubbings will soon leave for a job at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth. According to a K-State press release, Stubbings will be director of safety and security at the university starting in early May. He has been at

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 18, 2016

    K-State announces 1 Goldwater scholar, 2 honorable mentions

    Kansas State University’s Adam Schieferecke, junior in microbiology and biochemistry, Bennington, has been named the university’s newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar. Aaron Messerla, junior in mathematics and music, Riley, and Raquel Ortega, junior in chemistry, Wichita, have each received an honorable mention in

  • Local | April 18, 2016

    Collins says burning about halfway done

    Riley County has at least one more day of smoke left this spring, said Pat Collins, emergency management director. In a good year, Riley County farmers usually burn about 60,000 acres, Collins said, reporting fire statistics to the Riley County Commission Monday morning at the commission’

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Street tax wording on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will vote Tuesday on language for a street maintenance ballot question in November. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The measure would ask voters whether they wanted a 0.20-percentage point sales tax rate increase that would generate $20 million

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