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  • Local |Government & Politics | November 11, 2014

    Residents debate building commission

    A public forum on Monday about the creation of a “public building commission” turned into a heated two-hour debate about the scope of the proposed entity’s power. More than 20 residents attended the meeting, held by the Riley County Commission, concerning the draft of a

  • Local |Education | November 11, 2014

    Reports to detail enrollment, test scores at 6 district schools

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will have the chance to hear about six of the district’s schools in-depth. A special meeting for school reports will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The schools discussed will be Manhattan High School, Anthony and Eisenhower middle schools and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Officers investigate Belvue death

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what officers believe is a homicide after a person was found dead inside a home in Belvue Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, one person has been detained for questioning, but no further information has been

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 11, 2014

    Voter turnout sets midterm record

    A record number of registered voters for a midterm election cast ballots in last Tuesday’s election in Pottawatomie County. Nancy McCarter, county election officer, said 8,258 of the 14,022 registered voters (58 percent) turned out for the election — a record for a gubernatorial election. McCarter discussed the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Man found guilty in death of Randolph teenager

    A Leonardville man accused of drunken driving that caused the death of a 17-year-old Randolph boy pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday in Riley County court. Garrett Olson, 20, was charged with involuntary manslaughter under the influence of alcohol. On Oct. 19, 2013, at about 1:30 a.

  • Local |Traffic | November 11, 2014

    Accident sends 3 to Mercy

    Three people were transported to Mercy Regional Health Center in a one-vehicle accident after the driver fell asleep Monday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Melanie Stubbs, 22, of Manhattan was driving a 2011 Nissan Rogue when she fell asleep on Interstate 70 in Geary County at

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014

    CARL A. KRAMER

    Rev. Carl A. Kramer, 89, of Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 11 ,2014, at Via Christi Villages in Hays. Carl was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Ogden.  He was one of four children born to Leo and Kathryn (Porsch) Kramer. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later

  • Editorials | November 11, 2014

    Kansans to pay dearly for tax cuts

    It does no good to speculate on what might have happened if the consensus financial forecast for Kansas had been known a week or two ago. Perhaps, given that Gov. Sam Brownback was re-elected and Republicans increased their majorities in both houses of the Kansas

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014

    MICHELLE DAWN SPRINGER

    Michelle Dawn Springer, 38, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Salina Regional Health Center of natural causes. The family provided the following information. Michelle was born on Feb. 22, 1976, in Manhattan, the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Regier) Springer.  She attended the Wamego Elementary schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014

    THOMAS E. EKART

    Thomas Earl Ekart, 74, died on Monday, Nov. 10. 2014, at his home in Manhattan surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Flush. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant.  Interment


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