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  • Local |Education | April 08, 2015

    Math teachers defend their jobs at budget meeting

    Several USD 383 math enrichment teachers stressed the importance of their jobs Tuesday at a district Budget Advisory Steering Committee meeting. The Budget Advisory Steering Committee is tasked with trimming the district’s budget between $2 million and $4.3 million as it faces less money in state aid,

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | April 08, 2015

    ‘Forward’ slate takes USD 378 board

    Four “Falcons Forward” candidates have swept their way to the Riley County School Board. Incumbent Shane Allen and newcomers Kyle Bohnenblust, Randy O’Boyle and Jared Larson, the four candidates who supported each other in the USD 378 race, won all the positions up for grabs

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2015

    Daycare owner pleads to child endangerment

    A Manhattan woman was found guilty on Monday of aggravated battery and endangering a child. Former daycare owner Lesa Heiman pleaded no contest to those charges in Riley County District Court as part of a plea agreement. According to the prosecution’s evidence presented by

  • I Wonder |Local | April 07, 2015

    Who do I call for unscooped pet poop?

    Poop.phatch

    Q: Our neighbor’s dog makes a mess on the street and sometimes on our property, and the neighbor won’t watch the pet or clean up what’s left behind. Is there anything I can do about it? A: Yes… call the cops! That

  • Local | April 07, 2015

    Low humidity keeping rural firefighters busy in burn season

    Rural fire departments in Pottawatomie County have been exceedingly busy the past few weeks, fighting 680 fires since the spring burn season began. Six hundred forty-nine grass fires were recorded in the county in March, with 31 of those (6 percent) out of control, Chris Trudo, emergency management

  • Local |Business | April 07, 2015

    Pott County home building continues growth

    Pottawatomie County may have set a record in March for the number of building permits issued. Thirty-six building permits were issued in the county last month at a value of more than $6.7 million. That compares to 29 issued during the same period last year at a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2015

    RCPD reports vehicle theft, rash of weekend burglaries

    Riley County police filed eight reports between Saturday and Sunday for crimes related to motor vehicle theft, vehicle burglary and criminal damage to property. Police responded to seven similar reports a week ago, but are not sure if the cases are connected, according to a

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | April 07, 2015

    Barb Robel, longtime K-State greek adviser, dies at 71

    Barbara K. Robel, a leader of the greek community nationally and at Kansas State University, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at age 71. She died at Wroten House of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Barb was born July 13, 1943, in

  • Local |Business | April 07, 2015

    Stone fence renovation workshop planned

    The Native Stone Scenic Byway Committee will hold its 16th semi-annual stone fence workshop May 2-3 in Wamego. The committee will construct a new fence in   Wamego City Park. It varies from the traditional practice of doing a workshop along the Native Stone Scenic

  • Local |Area Schools | April 07, 2015

    Rock Creek softball splits with Wamego

    The Rock Creek softball team split a home contest with Wamego on Thursday. The Mustangs defeated Wamego 8-4 in Game 1, before losing the second game 10-8 in extra innings. Blair Campbell took the win in Game 1, while Kayla Boltz went 3 for 3 and Mariah Kinderknecht was 2

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