There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from Kansas’ “big five” counties are
A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm Tuesday for a
“I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in April. Matta made the remark
The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website, Nextdoor.com. The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, public information officer. “Neighborhood Watch
A Leonardville man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the death of a Riley teen. Garrett Olson, 20, appeared Monday in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, Olson will serve a 30-month sentence in
The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday discussed concerns with the Landlord Tenant Act raised in last month’s law board meeting. The issue stems from a public comment by landlord Roger Seymour who said he had had concerns about taking over tenants’
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider extending the lease for a building that houses its adult education programs. The issue will be brought to the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to agenda information, ICON Investments, the owner of the property where USD 383’
An official at Westar Energy said 3,800 customers were without power Monday night after the wind took down a power line. Westar said the outage began just before 8 on Monday night and was concentrated near the campus of Kansas State University, Sunset Park and Sunset Cemetery.
The path to building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) became clearer on Saturday night. The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that included a resolution to allow the NBAF construction project to move forward, though federal funding is not yet complete. According to
Riley County Commissioners signed a resolution Monday forming a public building commission, a panel that can approve county building projects without a public vote. No one publicly commented about the PBC at a Monday commission meeting, in contrast to protests heard at discussions about the
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