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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 15, 2013

    Building code changes proposed

    Firefighters and local builders disagreed on proposed changes to building codes at Tuesday’s city commission work session. City code services officials asked commissioners for feedback on the proposed changes, which are based on a set of updates recently approved by the International Code Council,&

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 15, 2013

    City OKs bonds for CivicPlus

    A special city commission meeting was held Tuesday night to vote on the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds for ICON Enterprises Inc., the parent company of CivicPlus. City commissioners approved bonds for the company, which creates and manages websites and networks for local governments across

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2013

    Grad student earns degree in Vegas

    Earning a master’s degree is a challenging task whether a student is on campus or taking courses from thousands of miles away. Eric Parkila found success at Kansas State University all the way from Las Vegas, with a little help from some exceptional university

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Man arrested for burglary

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday evening in connection with a same-day burglary at the Manhattan Arts Center, during which, police said, cash and a blank check were stolen. Officer Matthew Droge said arts center employees reported the crime Tuesday afternoon and following

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Ceremony to honor fallen police officers

    Police officers killed in the line of duty will be honored Friday during the Riley County Police Department’s 2013 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony will also honor all employees of the department and their service to the public, officials said.  The ceremony will

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Easterday retires after 36 years with orchestra


    It was nearly a two-and-a-half-hour-long farewell to a popular music teacher in Manhattan High School’s Rezac Auditorium Monday night as music students, colleagues and community and family members wished Steve Easterday a happy retirement as part of the last MHS orchestra concert of the

  • 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

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