Following an emotionally charged discussion, members of the city’s Historic Resources Board unanimously recommended Monday that a study be performed on alternatives to the city’s plan to renovate Peace Memorial Auditorium in City Hall. The problem, board members concluded, was the impact the
An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby by shaking the child to death was bound over for trial in district court Tuesday morning. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm on the charges of first degree murder and
One thing you could say about the Manhattan High class of 1943: The surviving members are dedicated to having a good time. Seventy years and 13 reunions following their war-era graduation, they’re back together again. The class first reunited to mark its 10th anniversary, and has
The USD 383 school board will discuss its mill levy options for the first time during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. USD 383 will need at least $804,795 in additional funds to pay for already approved staffing additions and make up
The county’s contribution to the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) will remain the same for 2014, despite a request for an increase of almost $23,000. Bob Cole, PCEDC director, asked Pott County Commissioners Monday for an increase in their annual contribution from $180,000 to $202,863. The increase
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Monday that more than 4,000 Kansas consumes who filed claims against Skechers USA Inc.-brand toning shoes will receive refund checks totaling more than $295,000 as the result of a legal settlement. The settlement resolved allegations that Skechers made unsupported
An open house for the newly completed Pottawatomie County Justice Center at Westmoreland will be held Saturday, August 10. Pottawatomie County Commissioners settled on the open house date during their regular meeting Monday, after conferring with Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants, the county’s construction liaison.
Michael Dechant, 19, the Ogden man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby, was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday morning. Magistrate Judge William Malcolm determined there was probable cause in the case against Dechant, who is accused of killing
The Riley County Commission approved a draft personnel amendment Monday prohibiting most employees from carrying concealed weapons during working hours. County Counselor Clancy Holeman brought the draft legislation to the board after department heads brought up concerns about employees carrying concealed weapons off the property.
A Kansas State University researcher is examining why Hispanic immigration has become more common in rural areas and how Hispanic immigrants have adapted in these places, particularly southwest Kansas. Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology who studies international migration, is completing a study on Hispanic
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