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  • I Wonder | May 21, 2013

    Do local schools have safe rooms?


    Q: Do any Manhattan schools have storm shelters or safe rooms? If not, why not?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | May 21, 2013

    Board approves $18 million budget for police department

    Law Board members wrapped up budget talks Monday by officially approving an $18.07 million budget for 2014 that will give full-time employees of the Riley County Police Department a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment.  The final budget also makes room for a new custodial position. There

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2013

    April property sales outpace those for same month last year

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County continued at a brisk pace last month, eclipsing April sales for the previous three years by a considerable margin. There were 60 property sales in the county during April, compared to 49 during the same period last year, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 21, 2013

    Architecture professor creates fresh ideas for communities

    One man’s idea is proving to be a winner. Credit Todd Gabbard for thinking “what if ...” and following up on a real-life opportunity for students in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design and a boost for three Kansas communities. Gabbard,

  • Local | May 21, 2013

    2 area volunteers head to Oklahoma

    Two area Red Cross volunteers were traveling to Moore, Okla., on Tuesday to help provide resources to the suburb of Oklahoma City that was devastated by a tornado Monday afternoon. The volunteers, Bob Burke, Topeka, and Jerry McVey, Milford, were taking an emergency response vehicle

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 21, 2013

    Burglary at Anneberg Park

    A utility vehicle was reported as stolen Monday from a maintenance shed at Anneberg Park. Officer Matthew Droge said a 2005 green John Deere Gator with a camouflaged seat cover was taken after an unknown suspect forced entry into the shed, damaging a front door handle

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 21, 2013

    Man arrested in gun theft

    Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment. Patrol officers arrested Ernest Hamstra, 26, 1613 Fairchild Ave., for burglary to a dwelling, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process, Officer Matthew Droge said, following

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 21, 2013

    Fort Riley child dies

    A 2-year-old Fort Riley child has died from injuries suffered on Milford lake this past weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said Robert Duff Jr. fell off a boat his parents had rented during an excursion Saturday. Efforts to rescue the child by the parents,

  • Editorials | May 21, 2013

    Reopen Kansas criminal records

    There’s no reason to question the Kansas Legislature’s motives a generation ago when, after a Kansas newspaper published the names of two individuals who were sought by police using warrants that had not been served, lawmakers closed virtually all criminal records in the

  • Columns | May 21, 2013

    Let’s resist plunging into Syria

    In a recent column, Dale Herspring called out Presi-dent Obama for drawing a “red line” on Syria’s use of chemical weapons and then not following through with action. “Unfortunately,” Herspring noted, “Obama’s refusal to follow-up on his threats dimin-ishes U.S. influence around

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