City commissioners on Tuesday approved the construction of a sewer line for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) during their legislative meeting. Commissioner Karen McCulloh said during the meeting that the $300,000 project would be funded by money already set aside by the city.
Tough and tougher. That would seem to be the direction building restrictions in the city’s floodplain are headed — if discussion at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting was any indication. City planner Chad Bunger suggested that new regulations should be put in place, and
A Dara’s Fast Lane clerk’s vehicle was stolen this morning after the convenience store was robbed by a gunman. According to a press release from the RCPD, a man entered the store at 1816 Claflin Road with a weapon at 2:45 a.m. and demanded
Seven officers and two good Samaritans received awards for meritorious service at the Riley County law board meeting Monday. Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen presented civilians Richard Paynter and Drew Riffel the Life Saving Award for their service in an apartment building arson
Staff reports Ready, set, skate. The Manhattan Department of Parks and Recreation announced the ice rink is now open at Wefald Pavilion at City Park. The cost to skate is $3 per person. Skate rental is also $3 per person. Those who want to watch but not
A Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning & Design faculty member’s proposal for a student-professional-industry collaboration on making buildings more energy efficient is one of three winners of a $25,000 award from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Recipients were selected for developing
Two recent Kansas State University graduates — Molly Hamm, Kansas City, Mo., and Matt Wolters, Atwood — are the recipients of the K-State Alumni Association Student Alumni Board’s 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes two K-State graduates who are younger than 35 years old and are
Jeff Morris, vice president for communications and marketing at Kansas State University, received the 2013 Wildcat Pride Award, which recognizes K-State faculty or staff who have been instrumental in advancing the mission of the K-State Alumni Association through the support of its programs, on Oct. 10. The
The Riley County law board Monday discussed the faults of its radio communications system. Brad Schoen, director of the Riley County Police Department, told the law board that the communications infrastructure was becoming more of an issue for the county’s emergency services workers. He
A 20-year-old Ogden man pleaded no contest to second-degree murder Monday in Riley County court. Michael Dechant, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son in March, entered his plea in front of Judge David Stutzman at a pre-trial hearing. Dechant reportedly told
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