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  • Local |Government & Politics | November 25, 2014

    Residents voice skepticism about building commission

    RILEY — Residents questioned the need for a new public building commission, or PBC, during a public forum with Riley County commissioners Monday at Riley Centre. The PBC would allow the county to approve building projects and issue debt without a public vote. “I thought the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 25, 2014

    Affadavit: Voices told man to kill uncle

    The man charged with a Nov. 10 murder at Belvue told authorities that voices in his head prompted him to kill his 77-year-old uncle. Christopher Arand, 36, said he used brass knuckles to knock his uncle unconscious, then put a plastic bag over his head to suffocate

  • Local |Education | November 25, 2014

    Fliter: Mail-in ballot would cost $63,500

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board informed local government leaders at a Monday meeting that it would have to conduct a mail ballot if the district wanted to raise its local option budget authority to help fund USD 383 schools. The ballot, school board president Leah

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | November 25, 2014

    Reopening road will cost $33,000

    It will cost an estimated $33,000 to restore Mariadahl Road to county standards, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, presented the commission with cost estimates for improving the half-mile roadway on the east side of Tuttle Creek, vacated by the county

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    HAROLD HARTLEY

    Harold Lenard Hartley, 95, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in   Lafayette, La.  The son of Frederick L. and Florence (Sullivan) Hartley, he was born on Jan. 20, 1919, in Salina.  He joined the Army in 1941and served in the European Theatre of World War II, landing on

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    WILLIAM GRIGGS

    William Eugene Griggs, 82, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his son’s residence near Abilene. He was born June 25, 1932, in Fresno, Calif., the son of Robert Edmond and Elizabeth Olive (Porter) Griggs. Mr. Griggs retired from the United States Army on Jan. 1, 1973, as

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    BARBARA COONROD

    Barbara Coonrod, 93, of Manhattan, died early morning Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Salina, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Southworth) Stevens. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will be announced by the

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    JOSE RIVERA-RIOS

    Jose Luis Rivera-Rios, 81, of Junction City, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. Jose was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the son of Juan B. and Alejandrina (Rios) Rivera. Jose came to Junction City when he joined the U.S. Army and

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    THOMAS A. HARTLOFF

    Thomas A. “Tom” Hartloff, 76, of Blue Rapids, died at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Tom was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Eva L. (Warner) and John R. Hartloff in Wamego. He graduated from Wamego High School, then joined the U.S. Air Force.&

  • Editorials | November 25, 2014

    Don’t consolidate Kansas elections

    Consolidating elections — moving spring municipal and school board elections to the fall — was a lousy idea last year and it’s a lousy idea this year. Unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the Kansas Legislature from considering the idea. At a legislative committee hearing last week,


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