• Hospital’s minimum wage bump adds $220K to EMS budget

    A minimum wage hike to $11 per hour for some emergency workers through Via Christi’s parent company, Ascension, will account for a budget increase for Riley County Emergency Medical Services by $220,00 annually. The wage increase, announced May 21, starts in July .

  • USD 383 Board to consider buying new Head Start bus

    USD 383 might get a 65-passenger bus to transport Head Start children if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves a recommendation this week. The school board will consider the purchase at a meeting Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The regular .

  • Man pleads to attempted murder in April shooting

    A Manhattan man charged in connection with an April shooting near Aggieville pleaded no contest to attempted murder Monday afternoon as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Dontay Tabron, 21, pleaded no contest to one charge of .

  • Budget bill glitch worries Pottawatomie commissioners

    A glitch in the final funding and budget bill passed by the Kansas Legislature has Pottawatomie County commissioners scrambling to get their representatives to the state capitol one last time. If the glitch isn’t fixed at this Friday’s .

  • Pottawatomie County Commission approves new office facility

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for a new 4,800-square-foot office facility just west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Military Trail Road. John Keller, county planner, and Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, presented the plan .

  • Board president voices concern with block grant funding

    The lack of education finance formula talk this legislative session had two people worried Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon. The state will replace the current school finance formula with block grants for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, with plans .

  • Confederate flag is a symbol of bigotry

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley might have been slow to come around, but she was correct on Monday to call on the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. In a gubernatorial debate last year .

  • County proposal to charge for lawn waste is ‘hooey’

    To the Editor: Let me make sure I understand this correctly. Riley County wants to charge me $10 to drop off my two or three bags of lawn waste at the transfer point. Then it will use that waste to make .

  • Censuring or expelling legislator is preposterous

    To the Editor: Does it strike anyone else as the least bit disingenuous that a committee of our Legislature is in the process of considering whether to censure or expelling a member of the minority party for a failure to .

  • Austerity, not excess, is now the rule in Greece

    To the Editor: I appreciated reading the column Sunday by Dale R. Herspring on the problem of Greece’s debt. He certainly has a thorough understanding of the situation. However, there is a significant mistake in his article.  It .


    Bonnie Alaine Carmean, 92, of Alma, formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. The family provided some of the following information. Bonnie moved to Alma three years ago to be closer to her family. She .


    Calvin Edward Muckenthaler, 83, of Wamego, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in McFarland, the son of Eugene H. and Anna .


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