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  • Letters | July 16, 2013

    Residents’ generosity really does make a big difference

    To the Editor: I need to take the time and opportunity to thank the fine citizens and businesses of the City of Manhattan.

  • Letters | July 16, 2013

    There’s no such thing as a lightly traveled street

    To the Editor: In Thursday’s editorial, you wrote, “The blessing of most streets is that they get little traffic and hold up well.” You have heard about the hazards of building a house on sand. Try building a street on air.

  • Letters | July 16, 2013

    Huelskamp ought to think before he opens his mouth

    To the Editor: Tim Huelskamp, our repre-sentative in Congress, should sometimes think before he speaks.

  • Movies | July 16, 2013

    ‘Grown Ups 2’ better than the original, for what it’s worth


    In most ways, the Hollywood movie industry is so very scientific that its products are predictable. So anyone attending a showing of a sequel of a late Adam Sandler movie should know exactly what he’s getting, right? Well, maybe there are wheels within wheels

  • Letters | July 16, 2013

    Rodeo association planning annual Special Needs Rodeo

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 20th annual Kaw Valley Special Rodeo for children with special needs.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    NBAF funds clear first Senate hurdle

    The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility project in Manhattan took another step forward Tuesday with the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approving $404 million as part of a DHS fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill. “Sen. (Jerry) Moran, Gov. (Sam) Brownback and I worked hard

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2013

    Power outage stymies activity within city’s commercial district just before noon

    Nearly 2,000 residential customers lost power in and around the city’s downtown Tuesday morning when a flock of birds got into equipment at one of the Westar Energy substations here. Erin La Row, spokesperson for Westar, said the birds caused several circuits to crash, resulting

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    Speed cameras? Not so fast

    The RCPD’s lack of desire for automated enforcement won out over city commissioner Wynn Butler’s convictions during the Law Board meeting Monday. Automated enforcement refers to red light cameras and speed cameras that would automatically ticket those photographed running a red light or

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    Grand juries may surface sparingly here

    A revised state statute will allow Kansas counties to use grand juries for all felony cases in place of preliminary hearings, a step designed to save time and money. But Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said the system will be used conservatively here. The law

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    Bridge will need more than a mere overlay


    The Belvue Bridge is probably not strong enough to handle any type of deck overlay, Pottawatomie County Commissioners learned Monday. That news, delivered by the Kansas Department of Transportation, all but eliminates the least expensive option of repairing the deck of the 58-year-old bridge which

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