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  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | September 18, 2013

    Wamego aims for safer walk to school

    Following safety concerns expressed at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting in Wamego, the city manager and superintendent are discussing how to curb traffic at an intersection near Wamego High School. A community member attending the commission meeting raised concerns about the safety of students

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2013

    Washburn law professor defends ‘unconstitutional’ voting provision

    A law professor at Washburn University Tuesday defended the section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that was recently ruled unconstitutional. Reggie Robinson of Washburn University School of Law spoke at the Alumni Center as part of K-State’s Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2013

    August house fire ruled an arson

    Investigators have ruled an August 22 house fire to be an arson. Manhattan Fire Department fire marshal Rick Stillwagon said Tuesday the fire that day at a single family unit at 721 Osage St. started on the front porch and primarily damaged it along with the house’

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2013

    KSU honors Topeka teacher for chemistry instruction

    When it comes to teaching chemistry, Topeka High School’s Anton Ahrens has the formula for success. The chemistry department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University is recognizing Ahrens with the 2013-2014 Phyllis Johnson Patrick Outstanding High School Chemistry Teaching

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2013

    Court of Appeals judges hear cases at K-State Union


    The Kansas Court of Appeals heard four cases at the K-State Student Union on Tuesday, as a celebration of Constitution Day and to promote understanding of the legal system. Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the signing of the U.S. Constitution on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 17, 2013

    Survey: RCPD employees happy

    An employee survey seems to show that the Riley County Police Department is good place to work. Members of the Riley County Law Board were briefed Monday about the Employee Engagement Survey presented by Ted Davis of Grace Strategic Services, Inc. The survey indicated that

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | September 17, 2013

    What’s going in on US 24?


    Q: What are they putting in out there next to Tractor Supply Co. on U.S. Highway 24?

  • Local |Business | September 17, 2013

    Overlay company to look at Belvue Bridge

    A company with experience in applying concrete polymer overlays will send a representative to see whether the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for the remedy, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. Bob Awerkamp, owner of The Onyx Collection at Belvue, said Truesdell Corporation, Tempe, Ariz., has

  • Local |Business | September 17, 2013

    Property sales down in August

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County took a breather in August, but are still on track to top total sales for 2012. “I feel we will probably bypass last year’s sales appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “I’m pretty confident that will happen.” There

  • Local |Education | September 17, 2013

    Board to discuss state association positions

    The USD 383 school board will spend most of its time discussing Kansas Association of School Boards issues during its meeting Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The meeting starts with a 5:45 p.m. work session about the KASB preliminary legislative positions. The board will select

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