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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 06, 2013

    Leaky jail concerns officials

    The architect for the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday his firm would stand the cost of fixing the cause of water leak in the facility. “If we’re wrong, then we’ll fix it. We’ll stand behind it,” said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    9-year-old girl rescued from river

    A Wamego police officer fresh out of cadet training had a dramatic first week on the job when he was called to help save a girl who had fallen into a river swollen from recent rains. Two sisters, ages 9 and 17, were playing near the Kansas

  • Local |Education | August 06, 2013

    Board to pick budget option

    USD 383 school board members will consider three options for a proposed 2014 budget during their regular meeting Wednesday. The discussion, which is expected to result in approval of one of the options, follows up on discussions during the board’s July 24 meeting. Board members must determine

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 06, 2013

    Petition prompts reconsideration of rezoning plan

    Receipt of a valid protest petition Monday prompted Pottawatomie County Commissioners to send a rezoning recommendation back to the planning commission for further consideration. A request by David Craft to rezone a nearly half-acre parcel on Dempsey Road just south of U.S. Highway 24 to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Home invasion trial begins

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of crimes related to an October 2012 home invasion. Levertis Horne is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Local doctor found dead

    The body of a local physician was discovered Monday morning in an apartment he rented. Police would not comment on the cause of death beyond saying it was not believed to be suspicious, but numerous other sources reported that he died of apparent self-inflicted causes.

  • Obituaries | August 06, 2013

    Franklin Wyant

    Franklin Dean Wyant, 75, of Junction City died Sunday in the comfort of his home. Memorial services are pending. A full obituary will follow.

  • Obituaries | August 06, 2013

    Caroline Dugger

    Caroline Dugger, 74, died Monday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | August 06, 2013

    Betty Ukena

    Betty (Hedman) Ukena of Manhattan died Saturday at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

  • Obituaries | August 06, 2013

    Ethel Penn

    Ethel Marie Penn, 89, of Emerson, Nebraska, died Friday at Heritage of Emerson in Emerson, Neb.


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