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
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
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
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
The USD 383 school board will hold a forum on the 2013-14 budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz. It will be followed by the regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Indications were the primary purpose of this forum is to explain
“Global Perspectives and Local Action” is the title of the eighth annual Dialog on Sustainability set for Saturday, July 20, in 63 Seaton Hall at Kansas State University. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the
Kansas State University is receiving more plaudits for its engineering programs, and it’s earning strong marks for what its graduates receive for their investment in their education. The College Database is a noncommercial website that provides higher education information based on federal data and
Kayla Renee Strathman, 20, of Baileyville died Sunday in a one-vehicle accident.
Judith (Vick) Miller, 66, of Orlando, Fla., died May 13, in Orlando, Fla.
Eric Wohlford Sandell, 71, of Manhattan died Friday at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
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