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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2014

    K-State marks Constitution Day with appeals hearings


    Students saw justice in action this week. The Kansas Court of Appeals were brought to Kansas State University on Tuesday as a part of U.S. Constitution Observance Day activities. Chief Judge Thomas Malone, Judge Henry Green Jr. and Judge Michael Buser presided over the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 17, 2014

    City unanimously approves 2013 audit

    The city commission unanimously approved the 2013 city audit on Tuesday. In March, the commission entered a five-year auditing agreement with Varney and Associates. Among Varney’s findings was a form for the quarter ending June 30, 2013, was filed with the IRS claiming federal wages of $34,451,982 whereas

  • Local |Business | September 16, 2014

    Hotel set to open Wednesday ahead of K-State-Auburn game

    Bluemont roof.phatch

    As K-State prepares for its Thursday football game against Auburn, the Bluemont Hotel is getting ready for its noon opening the day before. The hotel, embracing its location next to Kansas State and Aggieville, has plenty of purple as well as local artwork. Getting the

  • Local |Business | September 16, 2014

    Board approves medical building

    The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board on Monday approved the preliminary plans for the Mercy Regional Health Center medical office building. The building was a part of a rezoning proposal for the 21-acre Mercy campus. The structure would be built at the site of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 16, 2014

    RCPD to test cameras

    Riley County police will soon begin testing a new batch of officer-worn cameras. The cameras will be used in the second phase of the Riley County Police Department’s project to test whether it wants to fully implement body-worn cameras for its officers. On Monday,

  • Local |Education | September 16, 2014

    Board to discuss separating middle school football

    School district administrators are considering separating seventh- and eighth-grade football, which have been combined since 2011. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss it at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. According to agenda information, the reason for the proposal is to give both seventh- and eighth-graders

  • Local |Traffic | September 16, 2014

    Game traffic may affect local school bus routes

    Manhattan USD 383 bus routes around Bill Snyder Family Stadium could be delayed on Thursday by as much as 45 minutes because of Kansas State University’s 6:30 p.m. game against Auburn University. According to a report from USD 383 director of communications and school safety Michele Jones,

  • Local |Business | September 16, 2014

    Residential construction continues upward trend

    New residential construction continues unabated in Pottawatomie County, as evidenced by figures reported to the county commission Monday by Appraiser Lois Schlegel. Of the 76 property sales in August, 35 were vacant lots, according to Schlegel, an indication of continued brisk residential construction. “I think there’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | September 16, 2014

    Schoen: Review shows mother’s complaints don’t align with facts

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Board is prepared to put to bed a woman’s complaints about police treatment of her son during a shooting investigation. On Monday, Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen reviewed with the board the complaints Sophia Starks has shared

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 16, 2014

    Firefighters say stove caused Ogden house fire

    Firefighters believe an unattended stove is to blame for a house fire outside Ogden Monday night. Riley County and Manhattan firefighters responded to the house, 2438 Woodside Lane, at about 12:10 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins said the fire caused about $4,000 in damage. “The

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