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  • Majority rules commission on Tuesday

    City commissioners voted 3-2 to keep the current appointment process of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board under the control of the Chamber, but amended the board’s makeup to include a non-voting commissioner. They also required reports from .

  • It could be pot luck (or not) for Kansas

    Let’s say your next-door neighbor wants to have a good time — and decides a party atmosphere ought to be available just about whenever the mood strikes him. So he rents out a spare room to four members of a .

  • Feds: Plot to steal rice goes back 3 years Yan mug - a1.phatch

    A criminal complaint against a Manhattan man claims that a conspiracy to steal rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility began more than three years ago. FBI Special Agent Charles Campbell said Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui .

  • County on hook for shooter’s treatment?

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County may have to pay for part or all of the medical expenses of a 33-year-old man injured last Tuesday in a shooting incident at a Manhattan hotel. County Counselor John Watt advised county commissioners Monday the county .

  • Law board denies seatbelt grant

    The Riley County Law Board Monday denied RCPD a state grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for seat belt enforcement. The commissioners voted 6-1 against KDOT’s Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Program grant, which is awarded to local and .

  • Grass fires down in last five years

    WESTMORELAND – The number of grass fires in Pottawatomie County has decreased dramatically in the five years since the county instituted a permitting system for burning pastures. Before the county implemented the system in 2009, there were an average of 398 grass fires .

  • Board still mulling online education plan

    The USD 383 school board will continue its online education discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ .

  • An evening conversation: shut up and drive! Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Memo to the Riley County Law Board on the issue of those hypothetical cops with binoculars… Fine. Go for it. The reference here is to a tongue-in-cheek comment offered up Monday by board member Wynn Butler. The matter being discussed .


    Gretchen Brunner Mithen, 73, of Wamego, died Nov. 21 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 3, 1940, in Wamego to Benjamin Brunner Jr., M.D. and Florence Muckenthaler Brunner, RN. .


    Viola Emma Gnadt, 94, of Alma, died Thursday at the Alma Manor. She was a lifelong resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Viola was born Nov. 19, 1919, in the Templin Community of rural Alta Vista. She .


    Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on April 4, 1916, in Randolph. She was the daughter of Richard and Lillie (Axelton) Anderson. She .


    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. Her parents were Fred and Anna Briggs Machholz. She spent her early youth in Burlington and graduated from Burlington Junior .


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