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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2014

    Defense attorney reviewing evidence in heroin death case

    Gregory Haug Jr.’s attorney has quite a bit of evidence to review before his client’s preliminary hearing on Oct. 16. Judge William Malcolm scheduled the hearing for that date on Tuesday in Riley County District Magistrate Court. Haug, 21, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in

  • Local | September 09, 2014

    Man questions nurse’s authority to send child home

    Shot.phatch

    A Pottawatomie County resident Monday questioned the authority of a public health nurse to order a child from school on suspicion of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Alvin Matzke told Pott County commissioners his daughter’s son was recently pulled from the classroom at

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Commission wants new bridge — eventually

    Two-thirds of Pottawatomie County commissioners committed Monday to ultimately replacing the Belvue Bridge but maintained their support for a short-term “patch” to keep the structure open and usable in the interim. Approximately 35 farmers and agribusiness owners attended Monday’s meeting, urging commissioners to support a

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Marysville votes to save train depot

    Marysville’s old Union Pacific train depot has been a city landmark since it was built in 1929, and it will stay a city landmark for the foreseeable future as long as modernization costs don’t exceed certain limits. On Monday night the Marysville City Council

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Plan for future land use available to residents

    A draft of future land use in the Manhattan area will be available Wednesday for residents to view. The community workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave., will continue the work for Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Officials to attend flood insurance summit

    With the future of flood insurance still on the minds of Riley County commissioners, Clancy Holeman, county counselor, announced that the commission will host a Flood Insurance Rate Increase Summit at 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The two-hour summit, in the county commission chambers, will feature staff

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 09, 2014

    Applications open for Citizens’ Academy

    The City of Manhattan is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Citizens’ Academy class. Citizens’ Academy is an interactive program designed to introduce citizens to city services, programs and to the people who serve the City of Manhattan. Citizens’ Academy consists of six evening sessions.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 08, 2014

    Riley spends less than peers

    The Riley County government spends less money — and makes less money — per person than its peers, according to a report. Riley County commission chairman Bob Boyd on Tuesday read a report from the Office of Local Government, a unit of K-State Research and Extension, concerning

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 08, 2014

    Collins: Few residents getting alerts

    Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins asked those in attendance inside the Commission Chambers Monday morning for a show of hands to see who made a point to listen for sirens during tornadic weather. Nearly all the people in attendance raised their hands. He

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 08, 2014

    Commission to get update on sign ordinance revisions

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update Tuesday on progress made in the revision of the city’s sign regulations. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no action taken at the meeting. Senior planner Chad Bunger said

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