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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2014

    Officials preparing local Ebola plan

    Officials in Pottawatomie County are developing a plan to deal with an Ebola patient should that need arise. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday he has met three times with health care and law-enforcement officials throughout the county to develop a local

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2014

    Public invited to review comprehensive plan

    Residents can see and provide input on Wednesday on the drafts and maps of the area’s new comprehensive plan. The meeting, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, is the latest meeting for Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 18, 2014

    Wabaunsee County won’t budge on funding brigde repair

    Wabaunsee County Commissioners want to stick to the statutory formula for any repairs to or replacement of the Belvue Bridge. In a letter to Pottawatomie County Commissioners dated November 10, Wabaunsee County said its position is to use the allocation formula which has been part of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Representative: Police misusing shooting range

    A spokesman for a local shooting range on Monday expressed concerns that the police department is misusing the facility and said the owner doesn’t intend to renew a lease agreement. Roger Seymour spoke to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on behalf of

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 18, 2014

    Book chronicles first all-women’s college in Kansas

    SALINA — From advocating women’s education in the early 1900s to hosting John F. Kennedy on campus, Kansas State University Salina language arts professor Pat Ackerman writes about the special past of her alma mater in her book “Marymount College of Kansas: A History,” which

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 18, 2014

    Professor urges signers to review health plan

    Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15, and a Kansas State University community health specialist says there are some key changes to keep in mind when selecting a plan. The health insurance market place is open through Feb. 15, 2015. Whether you are signing up

  • Local | November 18, 2014

    Deer poached on property used for youth hunts

    LARNED — As an avid hunter, Tim Schaller is always angered when he finds a deer poached on his property. Many times he has found bodies of bucks, with heads and antlers removed, on the land he owns and leases in Pawnee County. Most have had

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 17, 2014

    Court security tabbed at $235K

    Riley County commissioners are looking into getting a more secure entrance for the Riley County Courthouse. Bruce McMillan of Bruce McMillan Architects in Manhattan presented plans for the project, which would create a security queue on the lower level of the courthouse, new doors to

  • Local |Education | November 17, 2014

    MHS officials confirm pertussis case

    A Manhattan High student has been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. School officials reported the case in a letter to parents last week. Whooping cough, which is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, causes an uncontrollable cough that can make it hard

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 17, 2014

    Votes scheduled for City Hall expansion, auditorium upgrades

    The Manhattan City Commission could move the City Hall expansion project forward on Tuesday during its meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission has a first reading on the ordinance authorizing the proposed expansion that will bring Parks and Recreation

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