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  • Local |Education | September 20, 2013

    Enrollment levels off in USD 383

    USD 383 has its largest kindergarten class since 1991 and its largest first grade class since 1994. But district-wide enrollment was essentially flat. The district reported these numbers Friday, which was the official enrollment count day for Kansas school districts. There are 572 kindergarten students and 510 first grade students,

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Waterville Opera House targeted for $1.4 million fixup

    Exterior.phatch

    WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House is wheelchair accessible…via the back door leading to a small set of stairs next to the stage. In other words, not. That’s one reason citizens here have been raising funds to renovate the building. The proposed plan would

  • Local |Business | September 20, 2013

    Allegiant craft face inspections

    LAS VEGAS —  Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 20, 2013

    City, county agree to work on parking, courts, EMS

    City and Riley County officials agreed Thursday to work together on parking, EMS and security for the courts. Those steps will include transferring the municipal parking lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Humboldt Street to the county. County Commission chair Dave Lewis asked

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 20, 2013

    Local couple donates $500,000 to KSU

    Dave and Kristen Dreiling, Manhattan, have made a $500,000 gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 20, 2013

    Sheriff seeks suspect in pizza delivery robbery

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of William John Thomas, 23, known as Billy Thomas, who was issued a warrant for aggravated robbery.  The warrant stems from Tuesday’s robbery of a Gambino’s Pizza delivery person in St.Marys in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 20, 2013

    Couple arrested after death of infant

    Two people were arrested on child abuse and aggravated battery charges after an 8-month-old baby died from injuries Wednesday. Detective Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said the couple was the child’s aunt and uncle. The infant was treated in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 19, 2013

    No further charges in Sept. 6 murder

    Authorities do not expect to make additional arrests in the murder of a 68-year old Manhattan man the weekend of September 6. Mother and son Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, were arrested Sept. 11 on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of John Burroughs of

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 19, 2013

    Furlough idea floated at meeting

    The Riley County Courthouse could be closed for as many as seven weeks in fiscal year 2015. Administrative District Judge Meryl Wilson brought that possibility to the Riley County Commission Thursday, saying a way must be found to reduce the court’s budget by around $9 million

  • Local |Education | September 19, 2013

    KASB idea given frosty reception

    USD 383 school board members voiced their displeasure about a potential change in collective bargaining policy Wednesday. A policy change proposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards would limit the subject of negotiations between teachers and school boards to compensation, fringe benefits, hours and amounts

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