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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 04, 2015

    Wamego weighs petition about contractor ordinance

    If a petition opposing a recently-passed city ordinance presented to the Wamego City Commission on Tuesday is valid, commissioners have two options. The commission can either reverse course and amend the current ordinance or place the issue before voters within 90 days. A petition with 198 signatures

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 04, 2015

    Preliminary hearing set in November robbery case

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an alleged attempted robbery in November will appear for a preliminary hearing in March. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested on Nov. 11 for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and contribution to child misconduct after

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | February 04, 2015

    ‘Perk’ Reitemeier, K-State baseball star, dead at 86

    A former K-State baseball and basketball player died Sunday. C. G. “Perk” Reitemeier, Jr., 86, of Parsons, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Labette Health in Parsons. A member of the All-Century K-State Baseball Team, he led the 1950 team with 65 innings pitched and 50 strikeouts and the 1951 team in

  • Local |Business | February 04, 2015

    Genesis buys Max Fitness, plans new location with indoor tennis, basketball

    Genesis Health Clubs has purchased Max Fitness and plans to open a new location with indoor tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool. Genesis Health Clubs announced Tuesday the purchase of both locations of the locally-owned Max Fitness gym at 405 E. Poyntz Ave. and 2849

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Report: Slight rise in violent crimes

    A recent report showing violent crime increased 11.1 percent in Riley County last year isn’t setting off sirens for one police official. “Really, we’re talking only about 10 more crimes in 2014 from 2013,” said Brad Schoen, Director of the Riley County Police Department. The FBI categorizes

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    USD 383 says it has plan for possible measles outbreak

    There are no known cases of measles in Kansas currently, but USD 383 has protocols in place to contain an outbreak, a district official said. “Whooping cough comes around every so often but we’ve not seen measles so far,” USD 383 communications and safety director Michele

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 03, 2015

    Commission discusses intersection options

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday addressed several issues regarding new development in Blue Township east of Manhattan. The commission reviewed two options for a preliminary design of Harvest Road from Excel Road east to Lake Elbo Road. “They’re to the point they want to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Police release more details about worker injured at Vanier site


    The construction worker who was taken to the hospital after a concrete form fell on him Monday morning was released from the hospital without any serious injuries. The worker was removing forms from concrete that had set at the Vanier Football Complex construction site when

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    Another preschool project on tap at board meeting

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider upgrading the communications wiring system at College Hill Preschool during a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Last month, the school board approved spending $175,000 on Phase 1 improvements at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave. That project includes a new secure entrance, a ramp

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    Stufflebeam not selected for Topeka superintendent job

    Rock Creek Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said he plans to stay in the district after Auburn-Washburn USD 437 selected a candidate for its open superintendent position. “It was a really good learning experience and it would have been a difficult choice had they offered it to me,”

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