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  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    Board to consider cuts, pay increases

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider cutting some preschool assistant teaching positions while raising the pay for the remaining positions. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. Elisabeth Nelson, USD 383 director of early learning programs, is proposing using grant money

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2015

    Man sentenced to 25 years for role in JC murder

    A Kansas City man was sentenced on Monday in Geary County District Court to more than 25 years in prison for the Sept. 7, 2013, shooting death of a Junction City man. Anthony Nichols, 35, pleaded no contest to charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in April. Judge

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    How long are demolition permits from the city valid?


    Q: Do demolition permits expire?  On October 2, 2012, on a vote of 3-1, the Manhattan City Commission approved a demolition permit requested by the property owner of 1446 Laramie St., but the property has yet to be demolished.  If the permit has expired, does the

  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    14 local kids attending Boys State

    Young men from across the state are learning about the political process. More than 450 incoming high school seniors are participating in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. Boys State is a “learning-by-doing” political exercise that simulates elections, political parties

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2015

    Manhattan man shot during robbery attempt pleads no contest

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during a robbery attempt in November pleaded no contest on Monday to two charges stemming from the incident. Christopher Hudgins, 19, pleaded no contest to one count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. In exchange for

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2015

    Trial set for man accused in vehicle thefts

    A judge on Monday set a two-day jury trial for a Manhattan man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries earlier this year. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by Larry McRell, will appear before a jury in Riley County District Court Aug. 27-28. Spaur

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    Budget work begins with requests

    Several Riley County department heads on Monday laid out their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year to county commissioners. Budget requests will continue Thursday and next week, with budget work sessions to follow. County Appraiser Greg McHenry requested $1,443,179, an increase of $65,170, or 3 percent, from the

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    Commission hopes to address space needs

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful a study of the county’s long-term space needs will help guide a decision on what to do with two buildings: the old courthouse and the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. Commissioners made no decision Monday on proposals presented

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 02, 2015

    Military personnel face challenge in civilian job search

    FORT RILEY — After 28 years each in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Gidden and Master Sgt. Frederick Johnson are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Later this year, they will retire from the military and drive through the gate at Fort Riley into civilian life,

  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    Voters approve increase of USD 383’s taxing authority

    Voters on Tuesday agreed to increase USD 383’s taxing authority by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said the preliminary tally for the mail ballot election, which ended at noon on Tuesday, was 5,581 votes, or 64 percent, in favor of the measure; 3,140, or 36

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