A former K-State baseball and basketball player died Sunday. C. G. “Perk” Reitemeier, Jr., 86, of Parsons, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Labette Health in Parsons. A member of the All-Century K-State Baseball Team, he led the 1950 team with 65 innings pitched and 50 strikeouts and the 1951 team in
Genesis Health Clubs has purchased Max Fitness and plans to open a new location with indoor tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool. Genesis Health Clubs announced Tuesday the purchase of both locations of the locally-owned Max Fitness gym at 405 E. Poyntz Ave. and 2849
A recent report showing violent crime increased 11.1 percent in Riley County last year isn’t setting off sirens for one police official. “Really, we’re talking only about 10 more crimes in 2014 from 2013,” said Brad Schoen, Director of the Riley County Police Department. The FBI categorizes
There are no known cases of measles in Kansas currently, but USD 383 has protocols in place to contain an outbreak, a district official said. “Whooping cough comes around every so often but we’ve not seen measles so far,” USD 383 communications and safety director Michele
The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday addressed several issues regarding new development in Blue Township east of Manhattan. The commission reviewed two options for a preliminary design of Harvest Road from Excel Road east to Lake Elbo Road. “They’re to the point they want to
The construction worker who was taken to the hospital after a concrete form fell on him Monday morning was released from the hospital without any serious injuries. The worker was removing forms from concrete that had set at the Vanier Football Complex construction site when
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider upgrading the communications wiring system at College Hill Preschool during a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Last month, the school board approved spending $175,000 on Phase 1 improvements at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave. That project includes a new secure entrance, a ramp
Rock Creek Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said he plans to stay in the district after Auburn-Washburn USD 437 selected a candidate for its open superintendent position. “It was a really good learning experience and it would have been a difficult choice had they offered it to me,”
FORT RILEY — Family, friends and a few Kansas City Royals greeted 86 soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Monday as they returned from Africa. After meeting with his father briefly, Pfc. Zachary Palmero took the opportunity to reminisce with George Brett for a
Everybody Counts, an event to provide services for people in need, is happening this weekend. Rev. Patrick McLaughlin of First United Methodist Church shared the details to the Riley County Commission during its meeting on Monday. A variety of events will take place from 10 a.
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