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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2015

    Pott County magistrate named to labor department post

    A Pottawatomie County magistrate judge has been appointed to a position with the Department of Labor as an administrative law judge. Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon announced the appointment Tuesday of Steven Roth. He will serve in the position in Topeka. The labor

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2015

    City works to meld two parks plans

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation officials want the department’s two concurrent strategic plans to flow together. The Manhattan City Commission discussed developments in the City Park Master Plan during its work session on Tuesday. When considering two concepts, 726 residents, or 54 percent of those surveyed, supported

  • Local |Traffic | August 26, 2015

    Three injury accidents investigated

    The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury accidents in Riley County on Tuesday. At 12:05 p.m., an accident involving a motorcycle and a farm truck at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Anderson Avenue sent one person to the hospital. According to a KHP

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police still searching for man who robbed Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Council gives USD 383 $25,844 in extra aid

    Area school district officials left Topeka unclear on what information mattered when making requests for additional funding from the state. After reviewing “extraordinary needs” requests on Monday, the State Finance Council approved more than $6 million in additional funding to 35 school districts, including Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 and

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2015

    Experts urge patience amid market swings

    Despite the alarm bells sounding on Wall Street, local analysts say they are actively not panicking. After losing 1,000 points early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 588 points down. U.S. stocks surged Tuesday morning after China cut interest rates in response to

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2015

    Bike program launches with 12 cruisers

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    Manhattan’s new free bicycle-share program is up and rolling. Linda Mays, executive assistant to Ward Morgan, CivicPlus CEO, said the Green Apple Bike Share Program began Sunday. The program uses white beach cruisers labeled with the program’s logo. The first 12 bicycles are at

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Focke undecided on running for Dems leadership post

    The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next in line when the party

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2015

    Wamego firm submits low bid on bridge project

    Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to the official bid opening at 10

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Wildcat Creek meetings set for Riley, Manhattan

    A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity for Riley County and beyond.

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