Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Commissioners approve lower speeds on most roads

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday unanimously endorsed a proposal to lower the speed limit on most non-arterial roads in the county. The commission authorized public works director Peter Clark to move forward with a plan to lower speed limits on three of the four categories of

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Board to trim list of long-range plan proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider trimming several long-range facility-planning proposals down to four serious contenders during its next meeting. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. The board met for a special meeting July 13 to read the eight

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 18, 2016

    Rodeo rounds up more entries

    Entries for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo are up significantly from last year, arena director Steve Frazier told Riley County commissioners Monday. The rodeo is Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. each night at the fairgrounds. For more information, go to http://

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | July 18, 2016

    Couple starts new undertaking with cemetery


    Following decades of spotty upkeep, the trees and hedges of Valley View Memorial Gardens were nothing short of overgrown — so much so that the cemetery’s centerpiece, a roughly 10-foot-tall statue of Jesus, was barely visible amid the foliage. That’s when Caron and Mark

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 18, 2016

    Sexual orientation/gender ID ordinance on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider approving an amendment to include gender identity and sexual orientation to the anti-discrimination ordinance. The commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The commission will consider adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in the categories

  • Local | July 17, 2016

    Panelists talk tame reality of Wild West

    According to fifth-generation rancher Jim Hoy, cattle drives are not as exciting as some Hollywood depictions may suggest because cattle generally plod along in the right direction. From their home in the heart of what was once the Wild West, current generations of local cowboys

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 17, 2016

    Moran stresses listening at Manhattan town hall


    Sen. Jerry Moran takes pride in being a good listener. As part of a statewide listening tour, Moran told an audience of about 100 people at a town hall meeting in Manhattan, his home city, Friday that he hopes the next president will take a similar

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 17, 2016

    Sheriff candidate terminated from RCPD for false statement

    A man fired from the Riley County Police Department in 1996 for making a false statement is running for sheriff in Wabaunsee County. Deputy Robert Hoskins, of Alma, said he made a false statement to a supervisor after crashing his patrol car, which led to his

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2016

    Onaga woman institutes her kind of grocery store

    “Well, if I had a grocery store, here’s what I would do.”  That statement on the part of one Kansas woman may have been prophecy, as she has become the owner of an innovative grocery store serving rural Kansas. Last week we met

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 15, 2016

    Col. David Gardner takes charge of 2nd Armored Brigade


    FORT RILEY — Friday was a big day for the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team — it marked the end of the brigade’s nine-month deployment to Kuwait as well as a shift in brigade leadership. During a change of command and change

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