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  • Local |Education | January 06, 2015

    Low gas prices ease government budgets

    Falling gas prices are providing extra room in local governments’ budgets. Gasoline, which averaged $3.30 per gallon in January 2013, has now fallen below $2, and diesel fuel is on a similar downward trend. Riley County and USD 383 are seeing continued savings from lower fuel prices. ‘We’ve

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2015

    Commissioners approve building panel bylaws

    Riley County commissioners on Monday took their first action as the Riley County Public Building Commission in approving the panel’s bylaws. The bylaws are similar to ones commissioners described in public forums on the PBC’s creation a few months ago, with the chair

  • Local |Business | January 06, 2015

    Pott County building permits climb

    Pottawatomie County issued more than three times the number of building permits in December as it did for the same period in 2013. Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, reported 19 building permits issued in Pott County last month with a total value of $3,429,300. In December of 2013, the county

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 05, 2015

    City weighing designs for downtown, Aggieville garages

    City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will consider designs for new parking garages downtown and in Aggieville. The city in August entered into a design contract for $53,650 with the firm Bartlett and West to study sites for the potential structures, and the company has submitted

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 05, 2015

    Drug contract to save $15,000

    Riley County commissioners agreed Monday to end the county’s agreement with Barry’s Drug Center, which has been the official provider of prescription drug services for inmates in the county jail since 2005. Instead, the county will agree with a one-year contract with Advance Correctional

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2015

    Survey: Manhattan High state’s 37th best school

    Manhattan High School is one of the state’s best public schools, according to a recent study. The Niche 2015 Ranking of the “Best Public High Schools in Kansas” tabbed MHS as the 37th best, just above Lawrence High School and below Piper, a school in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 05, 2015

    Man gets 5 years in prison for role in July robbery

    An Ogden man on Monday was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in an aggravated robbery last July. Timothy Holmes, 43, pleaded no contest to aggravated robbery and intimidation of a victim or witness. As part of his plea negotiations, Judge David Stutzman

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 04, 2015

    K-State Marching Band experiences road life on bowl trip


    SAN ANTONIO — Compared with conducting them on the field, leading the K-State Marching Band on a road trip is quite a feat. Getting the group of more than 450 musicians, color guard, baton twirlers and support staff around takes precise timing, cooperation and lots of practice.

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

    Police identify Tuttle Creek drowning victim

    A 19-year-old Manhattan man drowned Friday after he apparently fell through ice at Tuttle Creek State Park’s river pond, according to police. James Michael Tolsdorf’s body was recovered about two hours after emergency crews received a call at 5:24 p.m. Friday. According to

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 04, 2015

    State budget, NBAF top local issues in 2015

    The eyes of local officials will fall squarely on Topeka in 2015 as legislators work to close a $278 million budget gap for the fiscal year that ends in June. Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed borrowing money from the state’s highway and retirement funds to balance

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