Although necessary health and safety services at Fort Riley will continue to operate during the government shutdown, residents and civilian employees will see a decline in other services until funding has been restored, officials said Wednesday. Active-duty soldiers will continue in their normal duties, but
The Manhattan Main Post Office has rolled back its pickup times as a part of a national move to save money. Brian Sperry, regional spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said in an email that mail operations in Topeka recently were consolidated into the
Going to court is about to become a little more expensive. City commissioners unanimously approved raising municipal court fees for upgrading some computer software at Tuesday night’s meeting. A $10 technology fee will be added to all municipal court fees except parking tickets next year.
The mother of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek said she saw an increasing number of bruises on her son’s face and head prior to his death, which was allegedly caused by a severe beating from her boyfriend. The Salina Journal reported that in a recording played
An expert on Russia and international relations said in a Manhattan appearance Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin got “exactly what he wanted” and that “President Obama of the US has been put aside” in the resolution of the Syria crisis last month. Marcel de
The federal government shutdown hit many local workers on Tuesday. At Fort Riley alone, about 2,400 civilians were furloughed. Col. Andrew Cole, Fort Riley garrison commander, said that active duty military personnel would continue to work normal hours. Other workers throughout the area were facing uncertain
Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday approved engineering design agreements for improvement projects to Green Valley Road and Harvest Road in the southwest portion of the county. The commission approved an agreement with BG Consultants for design of the Green Valley Rd. project, which will begin at
Want to adopt a cat in the month of October? If your little feline happens to be black, you’re out of luck until November. Persistent rumors that black cats can be subjected to rituals that involve torture and sacrifice have forced humane shelter personnel
Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster expressed frustration with the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday for entertaining possible exceptions to county zoning regulations. Webster admonished commissioners for indicating they might allow an individual to build a home on a parcel of land which had been subdivided at least
Members of the all-Republican Kansas Congressional delegation used press releases to blame Democrats for the government shutdown. Disagreements over the Affordable Care Act caused Congress to allow the country’s funding to expire without approving a funding bill. The Republican-controlled House wants to delay implementation
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