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  • Local | September 25, 2013

    Clubs to celebrate 4-H Week

    Riley County will begin celebrating National 4-H week on October 5 with a 4-H project kick-off from 1 to 4 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This event will give young people and their families a chance to experience a variety of 4-H projects, activities and club

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 24, 2013

    The City Park barbell walkers? They’re in serious training

    Wonder1

    Q: I see these people carrying weights over their head and doing jumps and lunges or whatever along the trail around City Park. What’s going on there?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | September 24, 2013

    Worker at BRI charged

    A Wabaunsee County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Monday against Linda Kay Miller, 51. Miller was charged with three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently altered

  • Local | September 24, 2013

    Jarbeaux House: What to do?

    House.phatch

    Historic Review Board members have given the city some ideas for selling the unoccupied Jarbeaux House at 402 Bluemont Ave. Those suggestions included registering the house with the Manhattan Historic Registry, creating a conservation easement on the property, acquiring an estimate of the market value of

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 24, 2013

    Roads and bridges lead short session

    Roads and bridges occupied most of an abbreviated session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Meeting for less than an hour, commissioners reviewed with Leu Lowrey, public works director, several projects already underway or in the planning stage. Lowrey submitted for review a contract with

  • Local |Education | September 24, 2013

    USD 383 officials defend Common Core

    USD 383 officials voiced their support for Common Core standards during an intergovernmental luncheon Monday. The Common Core standards, which currently cover math and English, are the creation of a coalition of governors and state school officials. They have been adopted fully by 45 states. Associate Supt.

  • Local | September 23, 2013

    Water pressure takes a hit as line repair process hits a glitch

    A geyser of water sprayed out at the corner of Juliette Avenue and Houston Street Monday morning when a water valve blew apart. Brian Johnson, principal engineer for the city, said workers are cutting in Insta-Valves, which allow crews to put valves in “live” water

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    Floodplain on city agenda

    City commissioners will discuss increasing the building standards for new construction during their meeting Tuesday. The discussion flows from consideration of changes to the flood plain based on the findings of the recent FEMA floodplain mapping study. Current city regulations state new construction must adhere

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    County approves WIC grant contract

    The Riley County Commission Monday approved the 2013 women, infant and children’s local contract for the Riley County Health Department. Health Department director Brenda Nickel told commissioners the program is currently at 100 percent capacity, helping around 3,000 clients from all over the area. Nickel said it

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 23, 2013

    City commissioner honored with Good Government Award

    Karen McCulloh, two-term Riley County commissioner and second term city commissioner, is the recipient of the 2013 Edith L Stunkel Good Government Award, presented by the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County. McCulloh’s has been involved in public service and civic leadership for

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