Historic Review Board members have given the city some ideas for selling the unoccupied Jarbeaux House at 402 Bluemont Ave. Those suggestions included registering the house with the Manhattan Historic Registry, creating a conservation easement on the property, acquiring an estimate of the market value of
Roads and bridges occupied most of an abbreviated session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Meeting for less than an hour, commissioners reviewed with Leu Lowrey, public works director, several projects already underway or in the planning stage. Lowrey submitted for review a contract with
USD 383 officials voiced their support for Common Core standards during an intergovernmental luncheon Monday. The Common Core standards, which currently cover math and English, are the creation of a coalition of governors and state school officials. They have been adopted fully by 45 states. Associate Supt.
A geyser of water sprayed out at the corner of Juliette Avenue and Houston Street Monday morning when a water valve blew apart. Brian Johnson, principal engineer for the city, said workers are cutting in Insta-Valves, which allow crews to put valves in “live” water
City commissioners will discuss increasing the building standards for new construction during their meeting Tuesday. The discussion flows from consideration of changes to the flood plain based on the findings of the recent FEMA floodplain mapping study. Current city regulations state new construction must adhere
The Riley County Commission Monday approved the 2013 women, infant and children’s local contract for the Riley County Health Department. Health Department director Brenda Nickel told commissioners the program is currently at 100 percent capacity, helping around 3,000 clients from all over the area. Nickel said it
Karen McCulloh, two-term Riley County commissioner and second term city commissioner, is the recipient of the 2013 Edith L Stunkel Good Government Award, presented by the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County. McCulloh’s has been involved in public service and civic leadership for
Rusty Wilson is back from his trip to the set of the Pawn Stars TV show, and the Bob’s Big Boy sign is back with him. Does that mean the celebrity Las Vegas pawn shop owners didn’t offer enough money to interest the
K-State President Kirk Schulz Friday called the 2012-13 academic year an important initial step in making KSU a top 50 public research institution by 2025. In his State of the University address, delivered at Forum Hall, Schulz said the university reached records in fundraising ($152 million), enrollment (24,378 students),
Furloughs at Fort Riley originally scheduled to end on September 30 have been completed. The furloughs, which affected around 2,400 civilian employees at Fort Riley, ended on Aug. 30 after the Department of Defense reduced the number of furlough days from 11 to six. Furlough notices were issued in
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