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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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