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  • Local |Education | May 22, 2014

    Board raises levy cap

    USD 383 school board members voted 5-2 Wednesday to increase the district’s authority to raise money locally for its capital outlay budget from a 6-mill levy to 8 mills. The move only sets the limit for how much revenue USD 383 can generate for capital outlay expenses,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2014

    Monroe pleads no contest to shooting

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man charged in connection to the December 2013 shooting incident at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan pleaded no contest to three charges Thursday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Pottawatomie County District Court, Dustin Monroe, 33, entered pleas to two counts

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2014

    County to apply for USDA grant to fix sewer system

    Riley County commissioners approved the submission of a USDA Rural Development Grant application to help repair the ailing sewer system in University Park Thursday morning. The grant, if received, would pay for 45 percent of the cost of the system, which is leaking sewage - potentially

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2014

    Downtown event showcases burgeoning food scene


    The Taste of Downtown had locals sampling all kinds of new dishes at Manhattan eateries Tuesday night. The inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Little Apple Optimist Club, was co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc., and both organizations set out to showcase the new and longtime

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    City to begin parks consultant search

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to begin the hiring process for a consultant to develop a guiding plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks Director Eddie Eastes said this plan wouldn’t be a full comprehensive plan for the department. He said the

  • Local | May 21, 2014

    Dedication to mark Long’s Park renovation

    A dedication ceremony for the restored Long’s Park will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded improvements to the park, which reopened for full public use in April.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | May 21, 2014

    Ogden Elementary goes under lockout as police investigate sexual assault

    Ogden Elementary School was in a lockout for about an hour Tuesday afternoon as Riley County police investigated a sexual assault reported in the town. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident didn’t take place at the school, but police notified Unified School District 383 of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    ‘True conservative’ to challenge Huelskamp for Republican nomination in 1st District


    Alan LaPolice and Tim Huelskamp were both raised in Catholic families on farms near small Kansas towns. The similarities of their lives’ paths didn’t last past high school. LaPolice, 42, of Clyde, joined the Army immediately following his graduation. Huelskamp, 45, of Fowler, went a different

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    Carlin to run for re-election

    State Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, announced Tuesday she filed for re-election in the 66th District. Carlin was first elected in 2002. She is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee and a member of House Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 21, 2014

    Army’s M4s being upgraded to M4A1s

    Officials from Program Executive Office Soldier visited the 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday to observe the conversion of previously fielded M4 carbine guns to the M4A1 configuration. Big Red One units are the first to have their M4s upgraded as part of the

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