Commissioners said Tuesday they want to begin implementing a new system to help direct leadership and measure success in Manhattan city government. The city commission expressed a desire to use the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which involves questions about seven criteria for organization management
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Manhattan woman whose daycare was suspended by state officials last month following an investigation into an infant’s injuries suffered at the daycare. Lesa Heiman, the operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, faces charges of
Gregory Haug Jr.’s attorney has quite a bit of evidence to review before his client’s preliminary hearing on Oct. 16. Judge William Malcolm scheduled the hearing for that date on Tuesday in Riley County District Magistrate Court. Haug, 21, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in
A Pottawatomie County resident Monday questioned the authority of a public health nurse to order a child from school on suspicion of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Alvin Matzke told Pott County commissioners his daughter’s son was recently pulled from the classroom at
Two-thirds of Pottawatomie County commissioners committed Monday to ultimately replacing the Belvue Bridge but maintained their support for a short-term “patch” to keep the structure open and usable in the interim. Approximately 35 farmers and agribusiness owners attended Monday’s meeting, urging commissioners to support a
Marysville’s old Union Pacific train depot has been a city landmark since it was built in 1929, and it will stay a city landmark for the foreseeable future as long as modernization costs don’t exceed certain limits. On Monday night the Marysville City Council
A draft of future land use in the Manhattan area will be available Wednesday for residents to view. The community workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave., will continue the work for Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan
With the future of flood insurance still on the minds of Riley County commissioners, Clancy Holeman, county counselor, announced that the commission will host a Flood Insurance Rate Increase Summit at 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The two-hour summit, in the county commission chambers, will feature staff
The City of Manhattan is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Citizens’ Academy class. Citizens’ Academy is an interactive program designed to introduce citizens to city services, programs and to the people who serve the City of Manhattan. Citizens’ Academy consists of six evening sessions.
The Riley County government spends less money — and makes less money — per person than its peers, according to a report. Riley County commission chairman Bob Boyd on Tuesday read a report from the Office of Local Government, a unit of K-State Research and Extension, concerning
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