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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2014

    Weis named to court nominating commission

    Linda Weis of Manhattan has been appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointment Tuesday. Weis, who is owner and supervising broker of Realty Executives in Manhattan, will serve a four-year term on the commission. She is stepping in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2014

    Man accused of robbing Dara’s pleads guilty

    A Manhattan man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of aggravated robbery from an incident that occurred in November 2013 at the Dara’s Fast Lane at 1816 Claflin Road. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared in Riley County District Court in front of Judge Meryl Wilson for a

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2014

    90-year-old former senator stops in Manhattan on visit to state

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    Sen. Bob Dole was greeted with standing applause of appreciation Tuesday morning when he stopped by the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center as a part of his Kansas tour. In a navy suit and red tie, 90-year-old Dole expressed his own gratitude for the people of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2014

    Panel OKs $618,000 in projects

    The city/university committee on Monday approved recommendations for 2015 city/university fund projects. The fund — which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus — was established in an agreement between the city and Kansas State when the city annexed the university in 1994.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2014

    Flush Road project gets go-ahead

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for improvements to the intersection of Flush Road and U.S. Highway 24. Pottawatomie County will be responsible for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and design of the project, with KDOT paying for 100

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 13, 2014

    Man wrecks stolen SUV, attempts to steal 2nd car

    A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk was arrested on Sunday after he had reportedly attacked two people in an attempt to steal another vehicle with which to flee an accident scene. Riley County police on Monday reported that Nathan Woodyard, 37,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2014

    County to pay medical bills for man injured in chase

    Riley County commissioners on Monday agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over an unpaid medical bill for a man who was injured following a police chase. The suit, brought by the board of Stormont-Vail Healthcare Inc. of Topeka, concerned care for Jason Fisher of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2014

    Benefit districts on city agenda

    The city on Tuesday will continue work on updating its benefit district policy. This discussion item is the only topic on the agenda of a work session at 5 p.m. No action will be taken at the meeting. The city has used benefit districts to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business |Kansas State University | May 12, 2014

    Court reverses ruling on firing

    The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a Riley County District Court ruling that dismissed a former Kansas State University employee’s lawsuit for retaliatory discharge. In an opinion released May 2, the Court of Appeals ruled that the case concerning the claim of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2014

    Commissioners recognize small businesses

    Riley County commissioners on Monday endorsed a proclamation declaring this Small Business Week. Trent Armbrust, who represented the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division, said small businesses have aided in the Little Apple’s growth. “A lot of times when we think

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