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  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    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 state law enforcement agencies for

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    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 per year, fire supervisor Bruce

  • Local |Education | December 17, 2013

    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 Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4

  • Columns | December 17, 2013

    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 was how rigorously law enforcement

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013

    GRETCHEN BRUNNER MITHEN

    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. She was united in marriage

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013

    VIOLA EMMA GNADT

    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 was the daughter of Julius

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013

    RUTH V. HOHMAN

    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 was married to Russell Hohman

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013

    PHYLLIS M. JACK

    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 College. Following graduation she worked

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013

    JACK GEORGE

    Jack George, 93, died Friday. He was born Sept. 11, 1920 in Lycon, Colo. Jack was raised in Colorado before moving to Bentley with his family. He graduated from Bentley High School in 1940. Jack married Ellen Beckner on June 27, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

  • Football | December 17, 2013

    Wildcats land three-star cornerback

    The Kansas State football team got a big commitment on Sunday from Dodge City Community College cornerback Danzel McDaniel. Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive back just wrapped up his sophomore season with a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference nod. McDaniel announced


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