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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Thousands of local federal workers head home

    Sign.phatch

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Designs for road projects approved

    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

  • Local | October 01, 2013

    Sacrifices mean black cats can’t be adopted in October

    Blackcat.phatch

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Official takes issue with exceptions

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Kansas Republican delegation blames Dems for shutdown

    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

  • Local |Education | October 01, 2013

    District seeking special needs teacher

    Hiring a teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility will require action by the USD 383 school board Wednesday night. The board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center. The student in question spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 01, 2013

    Capitol Federal gift will help with new K-State building

    The Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka, has made a $1 million 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,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2013

    Witness: Suspect seemed normal

    While Salina police were searching for him in connection with injuries to his girlfriend’s son that led to the boy’s death, Antonio Brown of Salina was ordering pizza, according to a Salina Journal report. Brown, 29, is facing a child abuse and first-degree murder

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 30, 2013

    Municipal court costs to rise?

    City commissioners plan to consider raising municipal court costs during their meeting Tuesday. The session begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall. City Manager Ron Fehr said the proposed $10 fee is to pay for a software upgrade and maintenance contract. Commissioners will consider approving the

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 30, 2013

    Gen. Myers to speak at K-State

    Retired Air Force General Richard Myers is scheduled to speak at Kansas State University on Thursday. Myers, former chairman Join Chiefs of Staff and K-State alum, is to give a presentation, “A National Perspective on Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families,” at 4 p.

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