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  • Local |Government & Politics | December 17, 2013

    Law board denies seatbelt grant

    The Riley County Law Board Monday denied RCPD a state grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for seat belt enforcement. The commissioners voted 6-1 against KDOT’s Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Program grant, which is awarded to local and state law enforcement agencies for

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 17, 2013

    Grass fires down in last five years

    WESTMORELAND – The number of grass fires in Pottawatomie County has decreased dramatically in the five years since the county instituted a permitting system for burning pastures. Before the county implemented the system in 2009, there were an average of 398 grass fires per year, fire supervisor Bruce

  • Local |Education | December 17, 2013

    Board still mulling online education plan

    The USD 383 school board will continue its online education discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    CVB advisory board future on agenda

    City commissioners are likely to decide the fate of the CVB advisory board on Tuesday night. The commission previously discussed whether the composition of the Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau board should be restructured. Commissioners have indicated they want more oversight on how the CVB

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    Huelskamp: NBAF funds not in deal

    Money for construction of the lab at the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is not included in a federal budget deal making its way through Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp said in a written statement Monday. Huelskamp’s statement contradicted a report from

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    Flint Hills Frontiers project looks forward

    Updates from Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting: • The commission heard from Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, who updated them on the Flint Hills Frontiers project. Clark said the main focus is regionalism. “We’re doing together what we

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 15, 2013

    Grad overcame debilitating injuries to finish degrees


    Pamela Maynez likes a challenge. Maynez graduated from the K-State College of Arts and Sciences Saturday morning with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. She helped with basic cancer research at the university and also was an undergraduate teaching assistant in an organic chemistry

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 15, 2013

    Man charged in seed theft


    A Manhattan man was one of two agricultural scientists from China accused this week of trying to steal rice seed samples from a research facility in Junction City and pass them to a Chinese delegation visiting the United States. Federal prosecutors said Weiqiang Zhang of

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 15, 2013

    A symbol of their sacrifices


    FORT RILEY — As Christmas draws nearer, some members of the community took a moment to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as well as the Ladies Auxiliary and members of the Fort Riley and area

  • Local |Business | December 15, 2013

    Two retire from RCPD

    Dispatch Shift Supervisor Wayne Colson has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Wayne Colson began his career with the department in May of 1983 as a records clerk. Wayne began his career as a dispatcher in February 1984. He was promoted to shift supervisor

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