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  • Local |Government, Politics | September 25, 2013

    Obamacare numbers lower than expected

    The furor over “Obamacare” turned into real numbers Wednesday as the federal government revealed premium figures that were “lower than originally projected.” As GOP legislators continue their attempts to defund the plan through a threatened government shutdown, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2013

    Fort Riley soldier earns Medal of Honor

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    A former Fort Riley solider will receive the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on October 15. Capt. Will Swenson was attached to an embedded training team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was nominated for the medal for his actions

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2013

    Saline County murder trial opens today in Manhattan

    The trial of a Salina man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 14-month-old child began today with jury selection in the Riley County District Court. Antonio M. Brown Sr., 29, was granted a change of venue after his case and plea received intense media coverage in

  • Local | September 25, 2013

    Clubs to celebrate 4-H Week

    Riley County will begin celebrating National 4-H week on October 5 with a 4-H project kick-off from 1 to 4 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This event will give young people and their families a chance to experience a variety of 4-H projects, activities and club

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 24, 2013

    The City Park barbell walkers? They’re in serious training


    Q: I see these people carrying weights over their head and doing jumps and lunges or whatever along the trail around City Park. What’s going on there?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | September 24, 2013

    Worker at BRI charged

    A Wabaunsee County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Monday against Linda Kay Miller, 51. Miller was charged with three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently altered

  • Local | September 24, 2013

    Jarbeaux House: What to do?


    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 24, 2013

    Roads and bridges lead short session

    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

  • Local |Education | September 24, 2013

    USD 383 officials defend Common Core

    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.

  • Local | September 23, 2013

    Water pressure takes a hit as line repair process hits a glitch

    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

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