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  • December 17, 2013

    Majority rules commission on Tuesday

    City commissioners voted 3-2 to keep the current appointment process of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board under the control of the Chamber, but amended the board’s makeup to include a non-voting commissioner. They also required reports from the director of the CVB

  • December 17, 2013

    It could be pot luck (or not) for Kansas

    Let’s say your next-door neighbor wants to have a good time — and decides a party atmosphere ought to be available just about whenever the mood strikes him. So he rents out a spare room to four members of a rock band, and lets them

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 17, 2013

    Feds: Plot to steal rice goes back 3 years

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    A criminal complaint against a Manhattan man claims that a conspiracy to steal rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility began more than three years ago. FBI Special Agent Charles Campbell said Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., arranged

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    County on hook for shooter’s treatment?

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County may have to pay for part or all of the medical expenses of a 33-year-old man injured last Tuesday in a shooting incident at a Manhattan hotel. County Counselor John Watt advised county commissioners Monday the county may be liable for medical

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    Law board denies seatbelt grant

    The Riley County Law Board Monday denied RCPD a state grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for seat belt enforcement. The commissioners voted 6-1 against KDOT’s Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Program grant, which is awarded to local and state law enforcement agencies for

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    Grass fires down in last five years

    WESTMORELAND – The number of grass fires in Pottawatomie County has decreased dramatically in the five years since the county instituted a permitting system for burning pastures. Before the county implemented the system in 2009, there were an average of 398 grass fires per year, fire supervisor Bruce

  • Local |Education | December 17, 2013

    Board still mulling online education plan

    The USD 383 school board will continue its online education discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4

  • Columns | December 17, 2013

    An evening conversation: shut up and drive!

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    Memo to the Riley County Law Board on the issue of those hypothetical cops with binoculars… Fine. Go for it. The reference here is to a tongue-in-cheek comment offered up Monday by board member Wynn Butler. The matter being discussed was how rigorously law enforcement

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Gretchen Brunner Mithen, 73, of Wamego, died Nov. 21 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 3, 1940, in Wamego to Benjamin Brunner Jr., M.D. and Florence Muckenthaler Brunner, RN. She was united in marriage

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Viola Emma Gnadt, 94, of Alma, died Thursday at the Alma Manor. She was a lifelong resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Viola was born Nov. 19, 1919, in the Templin Community of rural Alta Vista. She was the daughter of Julius

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