• Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    Sept. sales taxes top $1 million

    City sales tax receipts topped $1 million during September, a first for the city that prompted a brief round of celebration among local government officials Friday morning. “Most excellent news … this really shows how the developments of the past 15 years have created the regional economic center

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    Corrections concerned about cuts

    Riley County’s director of community corrections voiced concern Thursday about reports that the Kansas Legislature could terminate programs such as hers during the coming legislative session, saying that step could put public safety at risk. Shelly Williams spoke during a session designed to brief

  • Local |Traffic | December 07, 2012

    KDOT to close access to Murray Road

    On Sunday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will close Murray Road access at K-18 for good, an official said. But for drivers who need to get to that area, particularly businesses located there, KDOT will open Skyway Drive at Scenic Drive. That means drivers headed

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    State legislators float idea of re-redistricting

    Could Manhattan and Riley County, which are moving into the First Congressional District next year, be moved back into the Second District in 2015? Some conservative legislative leaders are floating a proposal that could lead to that result in advance of the 2013 session. Incoming Senate Majority

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Pedestrian injured in accident

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a car during a collision with another vehicle on Fort Riley Boulevard and 4th Street. Lt. Josh Kyle said Kevin Delarosa, 28, Manhattan, had been crossing 4th Street when he was struck

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Log splitter stolen

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a Huskee Brand log splitter, reportedly stolen between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 from the 4800 block of Salzer Road in Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the log splitter is red, 22 tons and is approximately three years

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Cars burglarized in close proximity

    Riley County officers reported that three cars in the Davis and Dehoff drives area were burglarized within a similar time frame. In one case, a car was burglarized sometime overnight between Dec. 5 and 6 in the 800 block of Davis Drive. The victims, Jason Wodward, 36, and Robert

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Electrical fire takes 21 to extinguish

    A structure fire destroyed a garage, damaged a metal outbuilding and part of a home in Riley County at 4740 Freeman Road on Thursday evening. Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said the blaze took 21 volunteer firefighters and five stations to put out and caused around $25,000 in

  • Obituaries | December 07, 2012

    Jake Galemore

    Jake Galemore, 16, of Chanute died Tuesday in a hunting accident near his residence.

  • Obituaries | December 07, 2012

    Eleanor Rice

    Eleanor Ruth Rice, 93, of Wamego, died Tuesday at the Wamego City Hospital in Wamego due to respiratory failure.

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