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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 22, 2013

    City gives go-ahead for new Chick-Fil-A restaurant

    City commissioners approved a zoning change designed to permit construction of a Chick-Fil-A drive-in restaurant in the Staples/Hastings/Hobby Lobby shopping area Tuesday. Commissioners acted after Dale Houdeshell, the city’s director of public works, assured them that there would be enough drainage at

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2013

    MATC wins national recognition

    Manhattan Area Technical College has been named the Department of Homeland Security and National Security agency’s “National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education” award winner MATC is one of only 24 two-year institutions in the United States with such a designation and

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2013

    Mercy Regional moves to correct budget shortfall

    Officials at Mercy Regional Health Center announced Tuesday a series of measures they hope will stabilize their fiscal situation in the face of declining in-patient activity. The steps are being taken as part of a system-wide adjustment by Via Christi Health, Mercy’s parent operation,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 21, 2013

    Faculty reps present grievances to Schulz

    A group of K-State faculty members delivered to President Kirk Schulz Tuesday morning a resolution signed by 511 faculty and unclassified employees that calls for increased pay. Schulz said he appreciates the passion and communication from faculty members on what they have deemed a longtime problem

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | May 21, 2013

    Boys in Riley suspected of posting images of girls

    Five boys enrolled in USD 378 schools are suspected of posting pornographic images of at least 10 area girls online. Officer Matthew Droge, public information officer for the Riley County Police Department, said the boys range in age from middle to high school. He said they are

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 21, 2013

    Making sure all are present, accounted for


    A military team is at work this week verifying the accuracy of records and identifications of bodies buried in the Fort Riley Cemetery. The team from the Army’s Installation Management Command began work May 13 to capture headstone images and review burial records as part

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | May 21, 2013

    Board approves $18 million budget for police department

    Law Board members wrapped up budget talks Monday by officially approving an $18.07 million budget for 2014 that will give full-time employees of the Riley County Police Department a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment.  The final budget also makes room for a new custodial position. There

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2013

    April property sales outpace those for same month last year

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County continued at a brisk pace last month, eclipsing April sales for the previous three years by a considerable margin. There were 60 property sales in the county during April, compared to 49 during the same period last year, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 21, 2013

    Architecture professor creates fresh ideas for communities

    One man’s idea is proving to be a winner. Credit Todd Gabbard for thinking “what if ...” and following up on a real-life opportunity for students in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design and a boost for three Kansas communities. Gabbard,

  • Local | May 21, 2013

    2 area volunteers head to Oklahoma

    Two area Red Cross volunteers were traveling to Moore, Okla., on Tuesday to help provide resources to the suburb of Oklahoma City that was devastated by a tornado Monday afternoon. The volunteers, Bob Burke, Topeka, and Jerry McVey, Milford, were taking an emergency response vehicle

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