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  • Local |Education | September 20, 2013

    Enrollment levels off in USD 383

    USD 383 has its largest kindergarten class since 1991 and its largest first grade class since 1994. But district-wide enrollment was essentially flat. The district reported these numbers Friday, which was the official enrollment count day for Kansas school districts. There are 572 kindergarten students and 510 first grade students,

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Waterville Opera House targeted for $1.4 million fixup


    WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House is wheelchair accessible…via the back door leading to a small set of stairs next to the stage. In other words, not. That’s one reason citizens here have been raising funds to renovate the building. The proposed plan would

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Allegiant craft face inspections

    LAS VEGAS —  Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 20, 2013

    City, county agree to work on parking, courts, EMS

    City and Riley County officials agreed Thursday to work together on parking, EMS and security for the courts. Those steps will include transferring the municipal parking lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Humboldt Street to the county. County Commission chair Dave Lewis asked

  • Neighbors | September 20, 2013

    Heavily into metal: How art infuses his business


    Bill Sharp has been working hard for the past year building a new business out of two things he loves, metal and art.  Sharp’s welding and art business, called Sharp Creations, allows him to repair everyday items such as lawn mowers, ATVs and

  • Editorials | September 20, 2013

    Common Core is not a threat

    It’s good to see that Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker has decided to respond to the Kansas Republican State Committee’s resolution last week condemning Common Core education standards in Kansas. It’s also good that she has some tact. She says her response

  • Columns | September 20, 2013

    We can give someone new life

    In the spring of 2012, my niece was placed on the organ transplant list. She needed a kidney. For two years, dialysis was a part of her life for three days each and every week. This took its toll and left her weak, nauseated and unable

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 20, 2013

    Local couple donates $500,000 to KSU

    Dave and Kristen Dreiling, Manhattan, have made a $500,000 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, a

  • Arts & Leisure | September 20, 2013

    OZtoberFest sets final lineup of entertainment, attractions

    OZtoberFest celebrates its ninth anniversary in Wamego from September 27 through September 29. In addition to the Oz-themed attractions that bring people to Wamego from all over the nation, this year’s event features many added activities designed to appeal to local residents of all ages. Mary

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 20, 2013

    Sheriff seeks suspect in pizza delivery robbery

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of William John Thomas, 23, known as Billy Thomas, who was issued a warrant for aggravated robbery.  The warrant stems from Tuesday’s robbery of a Gambino’s Pizza delivery person in St.Marys in

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