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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Designs for road projects approved

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday approved engineering design agreements for improvement projects to Green Valley Road and Harvest Road in the southwest portion of the county. The commission approved an agreement with BG Consultants for design of the Green Valley Rd. project, which will begin at

  • Local | October 01, 2013

    Sacrifices mean black cats can’t be adopted in October


    Want to adopt a cat in the month of October? If your little feline happens to be black, you’re out of luck until November. Persistent rumors that black cats can be subjected to rituals that involve torture and sacrifice have forced humane shelter personnel

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Official takes issue with exceptions

    Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster expressed frustration with the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday for entertaining possible exceptions to county zoning regulations. Webster admonished commissioners for indicating they might allow an individual to build a home on a parcel of land which had been subdivided at least

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Kansas Republican delegation blames Dems for shutdown

    Members of the all-Republican Kansas Congressional delegation used press releases to blame Democrats for the government shutdown. Disagreements over the Affordable Care Act caused Congress to allow the country’s funding to expire without approving a funding bill. The Republican-controlled House wants to delay implementation

  • Local |Education | October 01, 2013

    District seeking special needs teacher

    Hiring a teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility will require action by the USD 383 school board Wednesday night. The board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center. The student in question spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports

  • Food & Drink | October 01, 2013

    Fuzzy’s Taco Shop gives variety for not a lot of cash


    When I first heard that the local icon — Hibachi Hut — was closing its doors and giving the keys to a chain restaurant, I was less than pleased. I really hate to see any local restaurant get replaced by a chain, but I heard good things

  • October 01, 2013

    Exceptionalism takes a recess

    It’s become almost unpatriotic in this country to challenge the notion of American exceptionalism. We not only claim it — insist on it — but many of us want the world to know we’re better than anyone else at just about everything. Except, it seems,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 01, 2013

    Capitol Federal gift will help with new K-State building

    The Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka, has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2013

    Witness: Suspect seemed normal

    While Salina police were searching for him in connection with injuries to his girlfriend’s son that led to the boy’s death, Antonio Brown of Salina was ordering pizza, according to a Salina Journal report. Brown, 29, is facing a child abuse and first-degree murder

  • Obituaries | October 01, 2013

    William Amon Wareham

    William “Bill” Wareham, 79, died Saturday in Austin, Texas, with his family by his side. Life for Bill began in 1934 in Manhattan where he, along with his younger siblings Bud “Ralph” of Wichita Falls and Jim “James” of Overland Park, all attended Manhattan High School and

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