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  • Local |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    Commission moves forward with bridge patching

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed to move forward with patching the Belvue Bridge deck with a polymer material in hopes of keeping the span viable until a new bridge can be constructed. In a test last Wednesday, county crews patched 170 square feet of the deck using

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | March 04, 2015

    Staged readings planned for student-written plays

    Staged readings of plays by two Kansas State University master’s students in drama therapy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Nichols Hall’s Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Kansas State University. Admission is free. “Catcalls” is by Jessica Munoz, Manhattan,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2015

    Two arrested on multiple charges

    Riley County Police made two arrests Tuesday, in connection with a series of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred recently in the Manhattan area. Jeremy Michael Spaur, 30, and Nicole Ann Holt, 20, both of 717 Riley Lane, were placed under arrest for numerous property and drug

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Board sends beer proposal to city commission

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider beer sales at Twin Oaks Sports Complex during its March 24 meeting with support from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Streeter Enterprises, the concessionaire for the parks and recreation concession stands, is proposing selling 3.2 beer during adult-only events at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 03, 2015

    Man guilty in October kidnapping, robbery cases

    A judge found one of four men involved in a double kidnapping and aggravated robbery guilty after the man pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday afternoon. Kenneth Mallett, 22, was found guilty of kidnapping two people in two separate incidents and guilty of attempted

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 03, 2015

    Officials still waiting on autopsy in death of 25-year-old inmate

    The cause of death of an inmate in the Pottawatomie County Jail last Wednesday remained undisclosed early this week, pending a final autopsy report. Mark Malick, special agent in charge with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said the investigation into the death is ongoing and

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama with $300M for NBAF

    WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. The bill includes the final $300 million for the construction of the National Bio-

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Board to decide on mail-in ballot issue

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider asking voters to give USD 383 more taxing authority at its next meeting. Board members are scheduled to vote on a resolution allowing the mail-in ballot at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 03, 2015

    Expert: American consumers have distrust of ‘Big Food’


    As Charlie Arnot sees it, “Big Food” doesn’t have a science problem, it has a social one. “The consequences for a bad actor don’t accrue just for the bad actor, they accrue to the entire sector,” Arnot said. “We have a collective opportunity

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Comprehensive plan nears adoption

    The Manhattan area’s updated comprehensive plan is going through the adoption phase after more than a year of work. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and the Riley County Planning Board both unanimously passed adopting the Manhattan Area 2035 plan during a joint meeting Monday

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