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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    Amendment approved for auditorium leaves parks and rec in limbo

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to the design contract for renovation of Peace Memorial Auditorium, while leaving a proposed move for Parks and Recreation offices in limbo. In the process, the commission added $39,650 in consulting fees for studying alternatives sparked by the auditorium

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    City approves pool passes, rates

    City commissioners Tuesday directed Parks and Recreation officials to create season pool passes. They also decided to use surplus taxes — already approved by voters — for pool maintenance and renovations. Commissioners also gave officials the green light on recommended rates for the 2015 swim season. Current daily

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 16, 2013

    Physical standards for police could change

    Local police officers’ job descriptions could soon become more specific concerning physical requirements. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen and members of the Riley County Law Board discussed the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. Schoen said adding physical requirements to job descriptions for current

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2013

    Wolff: Middle-class decline started in 1973


    Edward Wolff, New York University economist, spoke Tuesday about the “sad, disturbing and outrageous” story of middle-class decline in America. Wolff spoke at Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union as a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series. Douglas was a distinguished professor of

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2013

    Board to discuss test scores

    The USD 383 school board will hear about how students performed on assessment tests at 6:30 pm Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The board will also consider a proposal to make some alterations to the district’s facility use fees.

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2013

    42 bands to perform at Central States Marching Festival

    Take a bye, football. It’s a day just for bands as Kansas State University hosts the 27th Central States Marching Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The university’s Central States Marching Festival has grown into the premier marching band festival

  • Local |Business | October 15, 2013

    13 evacuated from low-income housing building


    Mold problems in a Manhattan Housing Authority apartment building have forced some residents to be temporarily relocated. The structure is the Apartment Towers at 300 N. Fifth Street, which is administered by the MHA as low-income housing. The building, completed in 1974, was strictly for the elderly

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 15, 2013

    Officials make plan for disease outbreak

    Detection of a foreign animal disease in the area would create a logistical challenge for emergency personnel, Pottawatomie County officials learned last week. Participating in a simulated foreign animal disease (FAD) drill Wednesday and Thursday, October 9-10, emergency officials went through the motions of dealing

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2013

    Architecture students earn honors for projects

    Outstanding studio work and a design-build project at a Girl Scout camp near Topeka have earned several Kansas State University architecture students honors from the American Institute of Architects Kansas, or AIA Kansas. The awards were presented at the AIA Kansas Conference, Sept. 11-14, in

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2013

    Mideast historian to speak

    One of the nation’s best known historians of Islam and Middle East history and politics will deliver the biennial Fred Parrish Lecture and Colloquium in Religious History, sponsored by the history department at Kansas State University. Juan R. Cole will present “Egypt’s Rebellion

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