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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 02, 2013

    Pottawatomie County to proceed with sale of 117 acres

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday authorized Leu Lowrey, public works director, to proceed with a plan to sell 117 acres of pasture north of the county landfill. The county purchased the acreage in 1991, in anticipation of one day needing to expand the landfill. Subsequent regulations, however, required

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 02, 2013

    Little damage from fire at KSU dairy unit

    A small transformer caught fire at the Kansas State University dairy unit Saturday morning, causing little damage but leading to a small oil spill. Steve Galitzer, director of environmental health and safety at the university, said the fire, which occurred around 10:30 a.m., was put

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 02, 2013

    KSU students compete to be ‘Next Big Thing’

    K-State students from all majors will compete against their peers for a winning spot in The Next Big Thing. Guitar lessons, a recording studio, furniture design, fitness and a clothing line are some of the business ideas that have made it to the final round.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | April 02, 2013

    Former K-State AD dies

    H.B. “Bebe” Lee, director of athletics at Kansas State University from 1956 to 1968, died Sunday at the age of 96 in Southport, N. C. Following a successful stint as head basketball coach at the University of Colorado, which culminated with a Final Four appearance in 1955, Lee

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2013

    City to determine short-term fate of tower

    City officials have hammered out a contract for commissioners to consider Tuesday night that would apply to staffing of the airport control tower for the remainder of the federal fiscal year. The FAA announced last week it would no longer provide funding to staff the

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2013

    Now it’s up to the voters

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said Monday that nearly 1,400 voters had cast ballots as of Saturday in Riley County, the hotly contested election for three seats on the Manhattan City Commission drawing most of the interest. Vargo said a total of 1,389 voters had already cast

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 01, 2013

    Drainage plans reviewed

    Riley County commissioners heard an outline of plans for the second phase of the Tecumseh-Quivira project Monday. The project, which will begin in fiscal year 2014, is the second phase of a city-funded project to improve drainage in an area that includes the county health department.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2013

    Horne pleads not guilty to apartment robbery

    A man accused of shooting another man while robbing him and others in an apartment in October pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing Monday. Levertis Horne made that plea to two counts of aggravated robbery with a hand gun, one count of attempted robbery,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2013

    Alma woman gets two years probation

    An Alma woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for mortgage fraud U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted fraudulently

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 31, 2013

    City Commission candidates’ views are in stark contrast as election looms

    Dave Schafer is a locally known conservative and Gary Stith is a locally known liberal. While they disagree on their preferred outcome of Tuesday’s city election, they are in full agreement that the result will be pivotal in determining how the city will operate

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