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  • August 06, 2013

    City Commission passes 2014 budget

    City commissioners unanimously approved the 2014 city budget during the Tuesday night meeting, but not without amendments. Commissioners also approved the rezoning of 1021 and 1027 Thurston St. from a two-family residential district with a traditional neighborhood overlay district to a multiple-family district with a multifamily redevelopment overlay

  • Editorials | August 06, 2013

    Embassy closures prudent

    Though President Barack Obama was right to close 19 U.S. embassies in the Middle East in response to a “credible” al-Qaida threat, we hope they reopen in the very near future. More recently, the State Department warned all Americans living in or visiting Yemen to

  • Letters | August 06, 2013

    Midland Medical Equipment gave ‘off the charts’ service

    To the Editor: We’ve all experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of customer service, especially in retail establishments. Recently I had an exceptional experience — off the charts, really — at Midland Medical Equipment here in Manhattan.

  • Movies | August 06, 2013

    ‘Smurfs 2’ won’t be at the top of anyone’s list

    Christopher.conner1

    The sequel to 2011’s “The Smurfs,” “Smurfs 2” picks up a few years after the end of the first film. Gargamel (Hank Azaria) has become a popular stage magician, audiences not realizing that his tricks are not illusions, but magic from Gargamel’s Smurf essence powered

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

    Man gets 20 years in crime tied to death

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for aiding and abetting an armed robbery that set in motion a series of events leading ultimately to a deadly arson in which a Kansas State University researcher died. U.S. Atty. Barry Grissom

  • 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


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