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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 19, 2013

    Radio system a ‘safety concern’

    The Riley County law board Monday discussed the faults of its radio communications system. Brad Schoen, director of the Riley County Police Department, told the law board that the communications infrastructure was becoming more of an issue for the county’s emergency services workers. He

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to murder of infant

    A 20-year-old Ogden man pleaded no contest to second-degree murder Monday in Riley County court. Michael Dechant, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son in March, entered his plea in front of Judge David Stutzman at a pre-trial hearing. Dechant reportedly told

  • Local |Business | November 19, 2013

    Philippine native raises funds for typhoon victims


    Victims of Typhoon Haiyan should get a little help from Manhattan. Chinese Chef owner Don Collado will be fundraising at his restaurant, 2704 Anderson Ave., for disaster victims in the Philippines. Collado said he’ll be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, and that all sales,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 19, 2013

    Court officials moving offices to Alma

    WESTMORELAND — Court service officers serving Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties will soon move their office from Westmoreland to Alma. District Judge Jeff Elder informed Pottawatomie County commissioners of the pending move on Monday. The move, according to Elder, will not affect Pottawatomie County courts. “They will

  • Editorials | November 19, 2013

    More discussion helps, sometimes

    Governor Sam Brownback says he wants to break the 40-year cycle of Kansas school districts suing the state over public education funding levels. “Nobody talks to anybody; it’s all handled in litigation,” the governor said Friday in lamenting the pattern of school districts going

  • Columns | November 19, 2013

    An evening conversation: Yow!

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Surely you’re familiar with the phrase “Do as I say, not as I do.” Well, here comes the classic, all-time case — where I strongly recommend that you do something that I’d probably refuse at gunpoint. In fact, I would run away screaming if

  • Letters | November 19, 2013

    Military memorabilia displays much appreciated

    To the Editor: During the recent military veterans appreciation week, November 5-11, we were able for the seventh time to display our military memorabilia at the Riley County Senior Service Center. Our display crew would like to thank Jamie Ramsey, Susan Peterson, Dixie Love and

  • Local |Education | November 19, 2013

    Board to choose MHS courses

    Courses available for Manhattan High students next year will be decided at the USD 383 school board meeting, 6:30 pm Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The proposal before the board includes five new courses, one required course change, one course to be reinstated, two courses to be

  • Letters | November 19, 2013

    Remember loved ones with Light of Life ornaments

    To the Editor, As the holiday season approaches, we especially remember the ones we have loved. Homecare & Hospice’s Light of Life Memorial gives individuals a unique opportunity to honor the memory of their loved ones during this holiday season. Anyone wishing to participate

  • Local |Traffic |Business | November 19, 2013

    Woman crashes car into optometry office


    A woman crashed her car into an optometry business Monday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., a 1997 Lincoln Towncar, driven by Eleanor Deibler, 82, of Manhattan collided with The EyeDoctors office, 3012 Anderson Ave. Sgt. Brad Ingalls of the Riley County Police Department said the office sustained extensive damage

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