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  • 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

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2014

    Fairy Godmothers planning Lingerie Luncheon

    Lingerie filling the clotheslines at Manhattan Arts Center Wednesday isn’t being hung out to dry. It’s hanging to help local women in need. The Fairy Godmothers, an organization founded by women in Manhattan to help other local women by giving them grants, will

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 17, 2014

    Internet sales tax could boost county revenue

    The Riley County Commission is trying to raise public awareness about the cost of having no Internet sales tax, something that they said is costing the state and county millions of dollars in revenue. House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that a bipartisan bill that

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