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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Board tables police pay hike

    A request Monday from the Riley County Police Department to increase pay for all night workers received a tepid response at the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board’s monthly meeting. Currently, only corrections officers working overnight shifts receive the pay, which totals $39 per month,

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Flush Road expansion project expected to start in spring

    The long-awaited improvement to the U.S. Highway 24 and Flush Road intersection is expected to begin this spring. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a supplemental contract with Bartlett & West, engineers, for further design and inspection of the project, which has been modified a

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2015

    Manhattan CPA joins KPERS board

    Michael Rogers of Manhattan recently joined the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Rogers, a certified public accountant, to the board for a four-year term that started in September. Rogers’ term will expire in August 2019. The KPERS Board of

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Wheaton fire station takes step forward

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is close to moving forward on a new fire station for the city of Wheaton. Fire Supervisor Jared Barnes presented a proposed floor plan Monday for a 50 x 88-foot structure with four truck bays, offices, rest rooms with showers and a

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 22, 2015

    KSU’s APDesign names expansion Regnier Hall

    K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design, or APDesign, facility expansion project will include Regnier Hall, newly named in honor of a gift from the Regnier family. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the name during its Sept. 16 meeting. When construction is finished in 2017,

  • Local |Business | September 21, 2015

    KMAN acquires FM signal

    KMAN is now broadcasting on the FM dial, officials announced Monday. The radio station, which has broadcast for 66 years on 1350 AM, acquired an FM translator and began simulcasting its signal at 93.3 FM. General manager Rich Wartell said AM stations are required by the Federal Communications

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 21, 2015

    County wants to add Hartford Hill to plan

    Riley County commissioners Monday approved a resolution that would add a new development to Manhattan area planning guidelines. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and the Riley County Board had both approved amending the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan to include the Hartford Hill development.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 21, 2015

    ‘School mom’ has a long history at Ogden Elementary

    Neighbor.mercury

    Sharon Nations began working as a custodian at Ogden Elementary in 1984, and after 31 years, she’ll be retiring in October. But the school was a family affair long before Nations started working there, and it will likely stay that way for a long time to

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 21, 2015

    Commissioners to discuss paving alleys east of campus

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will discuss rezoning some blocks in the area east of the K-State campus and how the infrastructure needed to support the rezoning. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m .at City Hall and is a work session. According

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 21, 2015

    Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host talk on civil rights leadership

    A civil rights advocate will discuss modern-day civil rights and share how the movement must differ from our historical understanding of civil rights as part of Kansas State University’s fall 2015 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series. Mildred Edwards, Washburn University adjunct professor of

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