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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    Grand juries may surface sparingly here

    A revised state statute will allow Kansas counties to use grand juries for all felony cases in place of preliminary hearings, a step designed to save time and money. But Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said the system will be used conservatively here. The law

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    Bridge will need more than a mere overlay


    The Belvue Bridge is probably not strong enough to handle any type of deck overlay, Pottawatomie County Commissioners learned Monday. That news, delivered by the Kansas Department of Transportation, all but eliminates the least expensive option of repairing the deck of the 58-year-old bridge which

  • Local |Education | July 16, 2013

    School board to discuss budget

    The USD 383 school board will hold a forum on the 2013-14 budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz. It will be followed by the regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Indications were the primary purpose of this forum is to explain

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 16, 2013

    K-State ranks high in engineering, good for students

    Kansas State University is receiving more plaudits for its engineering programs, and it’s earning strong marks for what its graduates receive for their investment in their education. The College Database is a noncommercial website that provides higher education information based on federal data and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 16, 2013

    Stats released on Country Stampede

    Nearly 180 concert-goers were cited for alcohol violations at the 2013 Country Stampede, officials announced recently. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 163 people were issued citations for minor in possession, 15 for transporting open container and one for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The other highest arrests or

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 16, 2013

    Vehicle stolen, found on fire

    A vehicle reported as stolen from Manhattan was found on fire in Jackson County Monday, officials said. Officer Matthew Droge said Heather Bemberry, 39, Manhattan, reported that her 2005 Dodge Durango had been stolen from the 400 block of Walters Drive in the early morning hours on Monday.

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2013

    Outage causes headaches for downtown businesses

    Around 18,000 Westar customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. The significant power outage took out a large portion of the downtown commercial area, including Manhattan Town Center. Westar energy isn’t sure what caused the outage, but they are estimating the outage to be from one

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 15, 2013

    Several object to idea of county building panel

    Nine members of the public questioned the need for a proposed Public Building Commission during a hearing held by the Riley County Commission Monday. County commissioners are considering creating the building commission, a special board that could give county commissioners purchasing and building power without

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 15, 2013

    McDonald’s on city agenda

    City commissioners will consider a deal that would continue the modernization of the Bluemont roundabout area during their Tuesday meeting. On the agenda is consideration of an agreement with McDonald’s allowing the restaurant to expand its operations south toward Bluemont Avenue and west toward

  • Local | July 14, 2013

    More than just jazz at broadened festival

    Mary Renee, the emcee for the Little Apple Music Festival, had a few words for the audience Saturday: “Music is music.” The message was for those longtime attendees of the Little Apple Jazz Festival, created in 2005 and renamed the Little Apple Music Festival this year.

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