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  • Local | August 20, 2014

    Whooping cough spreading in Pott Co

    While many people are concerned about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, another disease — more contagious, though less deadly — is spreading in Pottawatomie County. Health officials have reported more than 80 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in the Wamego and St. Marys areas since

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 20, 2014

    Viral ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS hits K-State

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reached Kansas State University recently. K-State football captains BJ Finney, Jake Waters, Ryan Mueller, Jonathan Truman and Tyler Lockett “challenged” other K-Staters in a YouTube video after Hollywood actor and K-State alumnus Eric Stonestreet challenged them to dump buckets of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 20, 2014

    Commission passes not-quite-flat mill levy 3-2

    The city commission adopted its 2015 budget on Tuesday despite Mayor Wynn Butler and Commissioner John Matta sticking to their guns on aiming for a flat mill levy. The 2015 budget is $134.13 million with a mill levy of 43.942 mills, an increase of $3.34 million and 0.518 mills from 2014. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | August 20, 2014

    City says hotel must pay for alley

    Bluemont Hotel developer Excel Group won’t be getting help from neighboring property owners in funding improvements for the alley that runs behind the hotel. On Tuesday, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously rejected a petition from the developer that would have required property owners from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2014

    Details about shooting revealed at hearing

    Details about a Manhattan shooting were revealed at a man’s preliminary hearing on Tuesday in a case that has caused a rift between a victim’s family and the local police department. Witnesses were brought in for a hearing for Daeshawn Bryant, 18, whom attorneys

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Speaker tells MHS not to judge people by appearances

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    Self-respect was a theme Manhattan High School students heard Tuesday morning as they kicked off a week of anti-bullying activities by listening to a motivational speaker. A biker with tattoos, a New England accent and many jokes to tell, Jeff Yalden, best known as a

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 19, 2014

    Refinancing could save county big

    Pottawatomie County could save as much as a quarter of a million dollars by refinancing a portion of its debt. County commissioners Monday adopted a resolution to proceed with refinancing of approximately $2.5 million in callable debt, a move expected to save as much as $253,700 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 19, 2014

    Mother of victim returns for answers

    In another attempt to get answers about her son’s shooting, one woman accepted a compromise with police administrators during a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting on Monday. Sophia Starks of Memphis was back at this month’s meeting demanding answers about her

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2014

    Trial begins for man accused of raping girls

    A trial for a Fort Riley soldier accused of raping two young girls last summer continued Tuesday in Riley County District Court with both sides providing opening statements. In Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reviewed with the 13-member jury the

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    School board to hear comments on budget

    For those who wish to comment about the school district’s proposed budget on Wednesday, a public hearing for the proposal will be at 6:20 p.m., 10 minutes before the regularly scheduled meeting. The comment period will happen before school board members are expected to give

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