Thursday, May 26, 2016

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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    Board sets RCPD budget at $20.3M

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday agreed to a $20.3 million 2017 budget for the Riley County Police Department, which represents an increase of nearly $550,000, or 2.8 percent. The department, which receives 80 percent of its funding from Manhattan and 20 percent from Riley County, is operating

  • Local |Education | May 17, 2016

    Board to review $83K bird fix at HS

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a bid to replace screens at Manhattan High School West Campus to prevent birds from living behind the panels. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for a regular meeting at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The board will

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    Can anyone apply to be a judge in Riley County District Court?


    Q: I read that Riley County District Court is losing one of its three judges to retirement. I’ve always wanted to be a judge, and I’d definitely wear shorts under that long robe. Can I apply? A: Well you’re certainly free to

  • Local |Business | May 17, 2016

    Value of real estate approaches $2B in Pottawatomie County

    New construction in 2015 boosted the appraised value of all real estate in Pottawatomie County to nearly $2 billion. The county added $56,599,230 to its tax rolls Jan. 1 because of new construction last year, Lois Schlegel, county appraiser, told Pott County commissioners Monday. The new construction brought the

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    Riat draws challenger in race for sheriff

    Daniel Costlow has filed to run for Pottawatomie County sheriff, the county clerk confirmed Tuesday. Costlow is the chief of police for the Onaga and Havensville police departments. He said he has been in law enforcement for 10 years and has worked as a deputy for

  • Local | May 17, 2016

    Event to explore challenge of free speech in honor of Pulitzer centennial

    The Kansas Humanities Council and the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University present “The Challenge of Free Speech in Kansas: Then and Now” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the museum. The event is part of “The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    McKee objects to adjournment time change

    Monday’s meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission began with a brief spat over the adjournment and minutes of last week’s meeting Commission Chair Dee McKee said she adjourned the May 9 commission meeting at 12:30 p.m., but the minutes reflected that commissioners Stan Hartwich

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2016

    County mulling building sale plan

    Riley County officials are finalizing plans to sell the county’s Courthouse Plaza East building. The building near the corner of Fourth and Humboldt houses a variety of county departments and programs, including the board of county commissioners, community corrections, county counselor, emergency management and

  • Local | May 16, 2016

    Fishing guide first to see adult eagle land in new nest

    Ryan Gnagy had planned to leave his roadside post near a newly constructed bald eagle nest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Eighteen minutes after that deadline, he photographed an adult eagle leaving its roost, circling around a field and landing in the nest. Gnagy, a fishing

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2016

    Measure would relax day care rules

    A measure before the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday would allow home day cares to take in more children and hire outside employees. Zoning officials say the proposal would better align local regulations with state law. The commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at

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