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  • Local |Education | September 10, 2014

    Group’s workshop teaches parents how music can enhance learning

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    A group that advocates military children’s education taught some area parents this morning how music can help their kids learn and improve cognition. The mothers, some associated with the military and some not, gathered with their children at K-State’s Beach Museum of Art

  • Local |Business | September 10, 2014

    Stith named FHRC director

    Bill Clark has officially resigned his one-year post as the Flint Hills Regional Council executive director, the council announced Wednesday. Clark will continue full time as director of business operations for the Geary County school district. Clark stepped down Sept. 1. The FHRC Board of Directors

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 10, 2014

    Commission to implement leadership program

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for woman accused of injuring infant

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2014

    Defense attorney reviewing evidence in heroin death case

    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

  • Local | September 09, 2014

    Man questions nurse’s authority to send child home

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    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

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Commission wants new bridge — eventually

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Marysville votes to save train depot

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Plan for future land use available to residents

    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

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Officials to attend flood insurance summit

    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

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