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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2015

    Plan calls for indoor rec centers

    Creating two or three neighborhood indoor centers should be the Manhattan parks and recreation department’s top priority, according to a proposed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss the plan during its meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at City

  • Local |Business | July 03, 2015

    USD 383 facing $4.2M to $5.2M health insurance bill

    USD 383 could choose to fund employee health insurance from several options that would range in cost to the district between $4.2 million and $5.2 million. The school board heard the details of various plans at its meeting Wednesday. The coverage, under Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas,

  • Local | July 03, 2015

    Ramadan fasting an opportunity for a cultural feast in Manhattan

    Nearing the middle of the month of Ramadan, members of the Islamic Center of Manhattan are working to build awareness of the holiday among non-Muslims. Ramadan, Islam’s yearly fasting ritual during which Muslims consume no food or water from sunrise to sunset, commemorates the

  • Local |Business | July 03, 2015

    Fundraising campaign to double donations

    Donors can double their money beginning this weekend when they give to a fund that benefits young people. Donations will be accepted from Sunday through Labor Day for the Yes! (Youth Empowerment for Success) Fund, which has provided support to after-school programs for more than 20

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

    Man arrested in Pott County after high-speed chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department on Friday said it arrested a man in connection with a shooting and high-speed chase that took place Thursday in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Travis Doughty, 19, Leavenworth, was taken into custody by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department for

  • Local |Business | July 02, 2015

    Carnival rides, games set stage for Fourth of July party


    Being the guy in the dunk tank may not be the most pleasant job, but it can be rewarding after the fact. Travis Hardenburger, a Wamego Middle School teacher and coach, volunteered to fill that role for a two-hour shift at the Fourth of July

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Police detain man after chase

    A police chase following a reported shooting turned into a brief manhunt Thursday morning in Riley and Pottawatomie counties before authorities located the alleged shooter. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man firing a weapon out of his red 1998 Honda

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | July 02, 2015

    Board wary of using full tax authority

    On the first day of the 2016 fiscal year, the Manhattan-Ogden school board members narrowed down some options for their next budget. Board members reached a consensus to not use all the voter-approved taxing authority for the district’s local option budget. Before the LOB election

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2015

    Kansas cutting local funding for community corrections

    Riley County Community Corrections director Shelly Williams said her department is losing about $10,000 in state funding next year. Williams told Riley County commissioners on Thursday she recently received notice of the cuts, which will take effect in the 2016 fiscal year. Although the county is in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Sheriff: 3 rapes reported at Country Stampede

    Twenty-seven people were arrested while attending the Country Stampede music festival last week at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office — down slightly from the 29 people who were arrested at the event in 2014. Attendees also reported three instances

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