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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 07, 2014

    Ruffled feathers over chickens

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County has no authority over chickens. That was the conclusion of county counselor John Watt Monday in response to a letter received by Pottawatomie county commissioners. The letter, written by a county resident, asked commissioners to do something about a neighbor’s chickens,

  • Local |Education | January 07, 2014

    Board to consider gun policy

    The USD 383 school board will consider loosening its stance on concealed weapons during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A proposed board policy revision says that a handgun can be stored in an employee’s own locked vehicle on school

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 07, 2014

    Official: Nixing tax would cost county

    WESTMORELAND – Elimination of the mortgage registration tax in Kansas would cost Pottawatomie County about $1 million in revenue, register of deeds Betty Abitz told county commissioners Monday. Abitz briefed the commission on proposed legislation by the Kansas Bankers’ Association and Kansas Association of Realtors to have

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 07, 2014

    History professor leaves $400,000 to KSU in will

    A retired Kansas State University history professor’s will provided more than $400,000 for the university. The money from George Dent Wilcoxon, who died in 2012, will create two undergraduate scholarships in history and a fellowship for a graduate student in history. Both funds will be named

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    Charles John “Charlie” Levier, 77, of Wamego, died Saturday at Westy Community Care Center. He was born May 22, 1936 on the Potawatomi Reservation, where he was raised. He was the son of Cecelia (Aitkens) Levier and step-son of Joseph P. Levier. The family provided some of the

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    David Eldon Bringle, 72, of St. George, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. David was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Parsons. He was raised by his adopted parents,

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    Mary Jo Tracy, 81, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Topeka. She was the daughter of Clyde A. and Flo R. (Tutt) Gleason.  She graduated from high school in Denison. She was a member of

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    Sue Ann Preston, 65, of Alma, died Saturday at the Wamego Health Center.  She was a long-time resident of the Alma community. The family provided some of the following information. Sue was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan. She was the daughter of Elmer and

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    Edith Mabel Gibbs Cutright, 95, of Wamego, formerly of Topeka, died Saturday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. Edith was a long-time resident of the area. Edith was born May 14, 1918, in Oskaloosa. She attended local schools and graduated in 1937 from Oskaloosa High School. 

  • Editorials | January 07, 2014

    Assessing special assessments

    We don’t yet know much about the Manhattan City Commission’s direction on the complicated subject of special assessments. But we certainly appreciate their careful, inclusive approach. As you might know, special assessments are taxes that the Manhattan city government puts on new houses.

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