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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2013

    Some anxious for bridge verdict

    Pottawatomie County officials hope to know soon whether or not the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polymer overlay — at least in the eyes of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Concrete core testing of the deck of the bridge which spans the Kansas River

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    $12.3 million bond issue vote looms for USD 378

    USD 378 is pushing for a $12.3 million bond that will allow the Riley County School District to remodel and add onto its schools, eliminating crowding and increasing security. According to Teresa Grant, the Riley County Elementary School principal, crowding started between 2007 and 2009 and has increased each

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Eisenhower students watch bullying film

    Eisenhower Middle School students went to the movies during the school day Tuesday, but they weren’t playing hooky. The students viewed the movie “Bully” at Carmike Seth Childs 12 theater as a part of a community-building exercise in anti-bullying. Bully, a 2011 movie, follows five kids

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man sentenced for stalking

    A Wamego man was sentenced Monday to one year of probation with an underlying prison sentence of 12 months for stalking his ex-girlfriend. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Joshua Weeks, 22, to a 12-month prison sentence for one count of felony stalking and another 12-month jail sentence

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    45 stopped in saturation patrol

    Forty-five motorists were stopped over the weekend as a part of the Riley County Police Department’s first DUI Saturation Patrol conducted this year. The patrol began Saturday evening and lasted into the early morning hours on Sunday. Officials said of the 45 motorists, one was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man gets 9 months for video

    The Kansas State University student convicted of videotaping his roommate without her knowledge was sentenced Monday to nine months probation with an underlying jail sentence of 90 days. William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson to be sentenced for one count of

  • Local |Education | May 13, 2013

    Students honored at Kansas History Day contest

    Fifteen sixth grade students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools earned honors at the recent Kansas History Day State Contest held recently at Washburn University in Topeka. Under the guidance of teacher Terry Healy, students began work in October of last year researching and developing projects analyzing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | May 13, 2013

    Crime below average for 1st quarter 2013

    Serious crime was below recent seasonal averages here during the first quarter of 2013. RCPD Capt. Kurt Moldrup, chief of the patrol division, told county commissioners Monday that the frequency of serious “Part 1” crime during the January-March period was below the average for the past three

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2013

    City to decide on bonds for CivicPlus building

    The City Commission will hold a special meeting Tuesday to approve issuance of bonds for the CivicPlus project downtown. The 5 p.m. session at City Hall is a follow-up to the Commission‘s approval last year of an economic development package facilitating the expansion of

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2013

    K-State named ‘Generous U’

    Kansas State University has been named “Generous U” for its student philanthropy, K-State Proud, by the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of Student Foundation, the

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