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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    Professor’s husband still missing

    The husband of a Kansas State University professor has been missing for a month and police have no new updates. Police and members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched for David Welch, 54, Tuesday and found nothing that would help locate him. Welch

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    K-State hires conference program director

    After 30 plus years in the corporate market, Jeff Wolfe has accepted the position of director of conferences and noncredit programs for Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education. Wolfe began the position at the start of fall semester. The conferences and noncredit programs office

  • Local |Government, Politics |Fort Riley | October 02, 2013

    Fort Riley feeling effects of shutdown

    Although necessary health and safety services at Fort Riley will continue to operate during the government shutdown, residents and civilian employees will see a decline in other services until funding has been restored, officials said Wednesday. Active-duty soldiers will continue in their normal duties, but

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Post office rolls back mail collection times

    Mailboxes.phatch

    The Manhattan Main Post Office has rolled back its pickup times as a part of a national move to save money. Brian Sperry, regional spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said in an email that mail operations in Topeka recently were consolidated into the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Court fee increase approved

    Going to court is about to become a little more expensive. City commissioners unanimously approved raising municipal court fees for upgrading some computer software at Tuesday night’s meeting. A $10 technology fee will be added to all municipal court fees except parking tickets next year.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2013

    Toddler’s mother recounts abuse

    The mother of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek said she saw an increasing number of bruises on her son’s face and head prior to his death, which was allegedly caused by a severe beating from her boyfriend. The Salina Journal reported that in a recording played

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Russia expert: Obama has been put aside in Syria resolution

    An expert on Russia and international relations said in a Manhattan appearance Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin got “exactly what he wanted” and that “President Obama of the US has been put aside” in the resolution of the Syria crisis last month. Marcel de

  • 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

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