• Reserve spending approved for new tech

    The Riley County Police Department will use emergency reserve funds early next year to cover unexpected computer upgrades. On Monday, the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved 4-0 reserve fund spending up to $150,000. RCPD Director Brad Schoen said the .

  • Evans, Rhett, Niemann added to 2015 Stampede lineup Sara evans a1.phatch

    Country music starts Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann and Thomas Rhett are joining the lineup for Kicker Country Stampede 2015, officials announced Monday. They join previously announced performers Blake Shelton, who serves as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” and duo .

  • Board to consider adding, removing MHS classes

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could vote to add a few new courses to the Manhattan High School curriculum. The issue will be discussed at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. Two new courses proposed for the curriculum include General Psychology .


    Ted Duncan, 83, of University Park in Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Belvue man charged with 1st-degree murder

    Christopher Arand, rural Belvue, has been charged with first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals in connection with the death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, Belvue. Arand, 36, made his first appearance in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning when .

  • Officials preparing local Ebola plan

    Officials in Pottawatomie County are developing a plan to deal with an Ebola patient should that need arise. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday he has met three times with health care and law-enforcement officials throughout the .

  • Public invited to review comprehensive plan

    Residents can see and provide input on Wednesday on the drafts and maps of the area’s new comprehensive plan. The meeting, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, is the latest meeting for Manhattan Area 2035, the plan .

  • Wabaunsee County won’t budge on funding brigde repair

    Wabaunsee County Commissioners want to stick to the statutory formula for any repairs to or replacement of the Belvue Bridge. In a letter to Pottawatomie County Commissioners dated November 10, Wabaunsee County said its position is to use the allocation formula .

  • Representative: Police misusing shooting range

    A spokesman for a local shooting range on Monday expressed concerns that the police department is misusing the facility and said the owner doesn’t intend to renew a lease agreement. Roger Seymour spoke to the Riley County Law Enforcement .

  • Some smoking bans go too far

    The world is full of surprises. For instance, this morning we were surprised to learn that Dallas — yes, Big D Dallas — is preparing an ordinance to ban smoking in its 381 city parks. The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board has voted .

  • Get involved in important downzoning proposal

    To the Editor, The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. In response to this situation, Manhattan city planners and their consultants have proposed to downzone a significant part of this .

  • Make plans to donate during memorial blood drive

    To the Editor: As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage all who are able to consider donating blood at the Nov. 20-21 “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive in Manhattan. November blood drives are especially critical because donations .


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