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  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Easterday retires after 36 years with orchestra


    It was nearly a two-and-a-half-hour-long farewell to a popular music teacher in Manhattan High School’s Rezac Auditorium Monday night as music students, colleagues and community and family members wished Steve Easterday a happy retirement as part of the last MHS orchestra concert of the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2013

    Some anxious for bridge verdict

    Pottawatomie County officials hope to know soon whether or not the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polymer overlay — at least in the eyes of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Concrete core testing of the deck of the bridge which spans the Kansas River

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    $12.3 million bond issue vote looms for USD 378

    USD 378 is pushing for a $12.3 million bond that will allow the Riley County School District to remodel and add onto its schools, eliminating crowding and increasing security. According to Teresa Grant, the Riley County Elementary School principal, crowding started between 2007 and 2009 and has increased each

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Eisenhower students watch bullying film

    Eisenhower Middle School students went to the movies during the school day Tuesday, but they weren’t playing hooky. The students viewed the movie “Bully” at Carmike Seth Childs 12 theater as a part of a community-building exercise in anti-bullying. Bully, a 2011 movie, follows five kids

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man sentenced for stalking

    A Wamego man was sentenced Monday to one year of probation with an underlying prison sentence of 12 months for stalking his ex-girlfriend. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Joshua Weeks, 22, to a 12-month prison sentence for one count of felony stalking and another 12-month jail sentence

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2013

    Kenneth Casey

    Kenneth K. “Ken” Casey, 80, of Manhattan died Monday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2013

    Etta Glessner

    Etta M. Glessner, 77, of White City died Friday at her home.

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2013

    Arvella Riat

    Arvella Elaine Riat, 82, of Wamego died Saturday in Lake City, Iowa.

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2013

    Joseph Staten

    Joseph Robert “Killer” Staten, 71, a longtime Manhattan resident died Sunday at Autumn Hills in Riley.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    45 stopped in saturation patrol

    Forty-five motorists were stopped over the weekend as a part of the Riley County Police Department’s first DUI Saturation Patrol conducted this year. The patrol began Saturday evening and lasted into the early morning hours on Sunday. Officials said of the 45 motorists, one was

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