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  • Local |Education | February 26, 2013

    USD 383 to receive site council reports

    The USD 383 school board is holding a second and final meeting to receive site council reports at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Every year, site council reports give principals the opportunity to share with their school’s accomplishments and needs to the

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    Dec. broke property tax records

    The month of December was a “record-breaker” for property sales in Pottawatomie County. “Basically, the whole year was a record-breaker,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. There were 78 property sales in December, well above any December in the previous three years, according to

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2013

    Mary Jared

    Mary Helen Jared, 95, of Abilene and formerly of Salina died Feb. 6 at Village Manor in Abilene.

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2013

    Laura Theel

    Laura E. Geisler Theel, 94, a long-time resident of Alma died Sunday at the Alma Manor.

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2013

    Audrey Anderson

    Audrey G. Anderson, 89, of Lindsborg, died Sunday.

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2013

    Judith Heikes

    Judith Ann Heikes, 70, of Riley died Friday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    Health department director announces resignation

    Susie Kufahl, director of the Riley County Health Department, has resigned her position effective April 1. The resignation paperwork was authorized by the Riley County Commission Monday during their meeting. “I’ve been here for 16 years to the day,” Kufahl said about her resignation. “I’ve

  • Neighbors | February 25, 2013

    Manager glad to be part of the Call Hall tradition

    Neighbor 2-25.phatch

    When Renee Westgate accepted the position as Call Hall’s dairy sales manager in 1992, she never anticipated it would be a game changer in her running of odd jobs. Westgate graduated from high school in 1975. By 1977 she was working full time, taking classes here and

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    More winter weather coming

    Just as roads and sidewalks become passable, another snow storm rolling in tonight is predicted to blanket Manhattan in up to 7 inches of snow. Mary Knapp, state climatologist at Kansas State University, said the difference between this storm and the one that hit Thursday is

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 25, 2013

    Officials to discuss expansion of parks and rec facilities

    City commissioners plan to discuss options to renovate city buildings and updates to benefit district and special assessment policies during Tuesday night’s work session. City administrators are recommending that the commission consider several options to update and expand the Department of Parks and Recreation

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