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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    Golf course to receive $30K from city-university fund

    The Manhattan City Commission approved drafting a grant agreement between the city and owners of the Colbert Hills Golf Course but not in the manner requested. The commission approved Tuesday the use of at least $30,000 per year for four years from city-university funds to help

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    Counties show mutual support for bridge funding

    Pottawatomie and Shawnee counties share a common dilemma: both co-own aging bridges over the Kansas River and both are responsible for the bulk of the cost of those bridges. Pott County Commissioners Monday adopted a resolution in support of Shawnee County’s quest for state

  • Local |Education | March 04, 2015

    Advisory committe near decision on cuts

    USD 383’s 60-member Budget Advisory Committee is close to a decision on proposed budget cuts. The committee met Tuesday afternoon for a weekly meeting, and after hearing presentations from USD 383 departments for the past month, each member will rank proposed cuts. Cuts in all areas —

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    Commission moves forward with bridge patching

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed to move forward with patching the Belvue Bridge deck with a polymer material in hopes of keeping the span viable until a new bridge can be constructed. In a test last Wednesday, county crews patched 170 square feet of the deck using

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | March 04, 2015

    Staged readings planned for student-written plays

    Staged readings of plays by two Kansas State University master’s students in drama therapy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Nichols Hall’s Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Kansas State University. Admission is free. “Catcalls” is by Jessica Munoz, Manhattan,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2015

    Two arrested on multiple charges

    Riley County Police made two arrests Tuesday, in connection with a series of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred recently in the Manhattan area. Jeremy Michael Spaur, 30, and Nicole Ann Holt, 20, both of 717 Riley Lane, were placed under arrest for numerous property and drug

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Board sends beer proposal to city commission

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider beer sales at Twin Oaks Sports Complex during its March 24 meeting with support from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Streeter Enterprises, the concessionaire for the parks and recreation concession stands, is proposing selling 3.2 beer during adult-only events at

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

    Man guilty in October kidnapping, robbery cases

    A judge found one of four men involved in a double kidnapping and aggravated robbery guilty after the man pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday afternoon. Kenneth Mallett, 22, was found guilty of kidnapping two people in two separate incidents and guilty of attempted

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

    Officials still waiting on autopsy in death of 25-year-old inmate

    The cause of death of an inmate in the Pottawatomie County Jail last Wednesday remained undisclosed early this week, pending a final autopsy report. Mark Malick, special agent in charge with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said the investigation into the death is ongoing and

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama with $300M for NBAF

    WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. The bill includes the final $300 million for the construction of the National Bio-

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