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  • Local | October 15, 2014

    Manhattan Catholic leaders respond to Vatican document on accepting gays

    Local Catholic leaders gave some cautions to consider in response to a document the church released this week that seemed to indicate a shift in attitude toward gay people, divorced people and non-traditional families. Their caveats: It’s still a working document, and it doesn’

  • Local |Business | October 15, 2014

    Local firewood key to slowing beetleā€™s advance

    Though an invasive beetle hasn’t been found in Riley County, the Kansas Forest Service is urging residents to purchase firewood locally to help preserve area ash trees. “The emerald ash borer is a small, green, metallic beetle that was first detected in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 15, 2014

    Man denied bail reduction in infant death

    A Fort Riley soldier charged with first-degree murder and child abuse was denied a request to reduce his bond. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam on Tuesday afternoon from the Riley County Jail. His attorney, Lora Ingels, requested that his bond

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 15, 2014

    Pott County investigating string of thefts

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries, thefts and property damage reports in a string of incidents that began in June. According to a news release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, the crimes have mostly happened in the central

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2014

    K-State engineering team wins second international competition

    Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for the second year in a

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 14, 2014

    Advance voting begins Wednesday

    Just because midterm elections are three weeks away, that doesn’t mean voters in Riley County have to wait to choose their candidates. Advance voting begins Wednesday, and county clerk Rich Vargo said there are plenty of options to beat the polling place lines on

  • Local |Business | October 14, 2014

    Gasoline drops below $3 a gallon

    Manhattan residents will have a little extra money in their wallets after filling up at area gas stations as the price of regular unleaded recently dipped to $2.99. Gas is now 23 cents less per gallon than a year ago, according to AAA of Kansas. Gas prices

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 14, 2014

    Commissioners want less gravel on county roads

    With winter just around the corner, Pottawatomie County commissioners want the amount of gravel placed on rural roads curtailed. Commissioners asked Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, to reduce the amount of gravel on rural roads, since the gravel often ends up in ditches and

  • Local |Education | October 14, 2014

    Board to discuss online enrollment, registration

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss online enrollment and registration for district students at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to meeting agenda information, school officials are bringing the issue to board members after receiving feedback from parents at the last two central enrollment events

  • Local |Traffic | October 14, 2014

    Official gives report on rollover cleanup

    A semi tractor-trailer overturned just south of Westmoreland Oct. 7, spilling its load of gypsum and some fuel along K-99 Highway about 4 miles south of Westmoreland. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday this was the sixth semi rollover accident he has been

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