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  • 2013 candidate forums |Bob Strawn | March 19, 2013

    Budget questions - Bob Strawn


    1. What is your view of the property tax levy: too high, about right or too low? If too high, how would you reduce it?  The property tax levy at 43.3 mills is unacceptably high.  Manhattan is becoming non-competitive with peer cities like Lawrence whose

  • 2013 candidate forums |Karen McCulloh | March 19, 2013

    Budget questions - Karen McCulloh


    What is your view of the property tax levy: too high, about right or too low? If too high, how would you reduce it? Taxes are always a hot topic.  The important question is whether people feel they are getting good services in return.  Property

  • Local | March 19, 2013

    Dilapidated structure has owners at odds with town


    The fate of a small limestone house in a little town has caused some big controversy among the citizens of Wakefield, including the building’s owners, Joseph and Nancy White. “It is the oldest house in the community, if not the state,” said Ed Hooker,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2013

    Man accused of killing baby appears in court

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning and appeared in front of Judge David Stutzman that afternoon to be read his formal charges of

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 19, 2013

    Legislature looks at cuts to higher ed

    With House budget discussions beginning Tuesday and the Senate starting its budget discussions Wednesday, officials pled their case Monday for the Legislature not to make cuts to higher education. Both the Kansas House and Senate are considering budgets that would reduce higher education spending. The

  • Local | March 19, 2013

    Vacant lots boost Pottawatomie County’s property sales

    February was another good month for property sales in Pottawatomie County. In her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, Appraiser Lois Schlegel reported 49 property sales last month—well above the three previous Februarys. “We’ve had a big run on vacant lots and that’s

  • I Wonder | March 19, 2013

    Why was the arson case made federal?


    Q. I read the stories last week about the two people brought up on federal charges for the deadly apartment fire and the two others who robbed Dara’s Fast Lane who were also brought up on federal charges. Why were these case made federal?

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2013

    Joan Helget

    Joan Elizabeth Helget, 84, of Flush died Monday at her home.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 19, 2013

    Neurologist to speak at Parkinson’s event

    A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and two Kansas State University College of Human Ecology faculty members will be among the speakers at the 2013 Parkinson’s Education Conference at the university on Saturday, April 13. The free annual event, to be from 9 a.m. to 3

  • Obituaries | March 19, 2013

    Thelma Tegethoff

    Thelma Tegethoff, 89, died Monday at the Washington County Hospital.

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