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  • Local |Education | August 06, 2013

    Board to pick budget option

    USD 383 school board members will consider three options for a proposed 2014 budget during their regular meeting Wednesday. The discussion, which is expected to result in approval of one of the options, follows up on discussions during the board’s July 24 meeting. Board members must determine

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 06, 2013

    Petition prompts reconsideration of rezoning plan

    Receipt of a valid protest petition Monday prompted Pottawatomie County Commissioners to send a rezoning recommendation back to the planning commission for further consideration. A request by David Craft to rezone a nearly half-acre parcel on Dempsey Road just south of U.S. Highway 24 to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Home invasion trial begins

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of crimes related to an October 2012 home invasion. Levertis Horne is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Local doctor found dead

    The body of a local physician was discovered Monday morning in an apartment he rented. Police would not comment on the cause of death beyond saying it was not believed to be suspicious, but numerous other sources reported that he died of apparent self-inflicted causes.

  • Local | August 06, 2013

    Invasive tree, weed control field day

    Foley Equipment will host an invasive tree and weed control field day at the Pottawatomie County State Park, north of Westmoreland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17.  The event includes lunch. A number of educational and technical presentations on tree and weed

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 05, 2013

    K-State to go pink in Secret licensing deal

    K-State will join an elite group of universities Tuesday when a collection of Victoria’s Secret clothing bearing the Wildcat logo hits stores. The K-State merchandise will be part of the company’s PINK Collegiate Collection. Launched in 2008, the collection is designed for college-aged women

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 05, 2013

    Final OK for 2014 budget

    City commissioners plan to hold a public hearing at 7 pm on Tuesday for the final 2014 city budget. At the same meeting, they’ll also the proposed redesign of the interchange at Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard. City manager Ron Fehr said the proposed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 05, 2013

    Vehicle break-ins on the rise

    Riley County Police Department Capt. Kurt Moldrup reported Monday that the department was seeing an increase in vehicle burglaries. Moldrup took time during the Riley County Commission meeting to remind the public that many vehicle burglaries can be prevented with one key step. “Lock up

  • Local |Business | August 04, 2013

    Auto sales boost sales tax receipts

    Car sales in June revved up July sales tax figures, according to data released Friday by the city of Manhattan. Bernie Hayen, city finance director, said while big box stores had a mix of ups and downs in sales, small businesses and auto dealerships saw

  • Local | August 04, 2013

    Run 6.2 miles, have a pint at Brew 2 Shoe race

    Finish.phatch

    Drenched in sweat, weary and looking exhilarated, about 600 runners crossed the finish line to pizza and beer Saturday at the fifth-annual Brew 2 Shoe Road Race in Manhattan. The race celebrated the fifth anniversary of Manhattan Running Company’s existence in town and Tallgrass Brewing Company’

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