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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Post office rolls back mail collection times


    The Manhattan Main Post Office has rolled back its pickup times as a part of a national move to save money. Brian Sperry, regional spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said in an email that mail operations in Topeka recently were consolidated into the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Court fee increase approved

    Going to court is about to become a little more expensive. City commissioners unanimously approved raising municipal court fees for upgrading some computer software at Tuesday night’s meeting. A $10 technology fee will be added to all municipal court fees except parking tickets next year.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2013

    Toddler’s mother recounts abuse

    The mother of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek said she saw an increasing number of bruises on her son’s face and head prior to his death, which was allegedly caused by a severe beating from her boyfriend. The Salina Journal reported that in a recording played

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Russia expert: Obama has been put aside in Syria resolution

    An expert on Russia and international relations said in a Manhattan appearance Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin got “exactly what he wanted” and that “President Obama of the US has been put aside” in the resolution of the Syria crisis last month. Marcel de

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Thousands of local federal workers head home


    The federal government shutdown hit many local workers on Tuesday. At Fort Riley alone, about 2,400 civilians were furloughed. Col. Andrew Cole, Fort Riley garrison commander, said that active duty military personnel would continue to work normal hours. Other workers throughout the area were facing uncertain

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Designs for road projects approved

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday approved engineering design agreements for improvement projects to Green Valley Road and Harvest Road in the southwest portion of the county. The commission approved an agreement with BG Consultants for design of the Green Valley Rd. project, which will begin at

  • Local | October 01, 2013

    Sacrifices mean black cats can’t be adopted in October


    Want to adopt a cat in the month of October? If your little feline happens to be black, you’re out of luck until November. Persistent rumors that black cats can be subjected to rituals that involve torture and sacrifice have forced humane shelter personnel

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Official takes issue with exceptions

    Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster expressed frustration with the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday for entertaining possible exceptions to county zoning regulations. Webster admonished commissioners for indicating they might allow an individual to build a home on a parcel of land which had been subdivided at least

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 01, 2013

    Kansas Republican delegation blames Dems for shutdown

    Members of the all-Republican Kansas Congressional delegation used press releases to blame Democrats for the government shutdown. Disagreements over the Affordable Care Act caused Congress to allow the country’s funding to expire without approving a funding bill. The Republican-controlled House wants to delay implementation

  • Local |Education | October 01, 2013

    District seeking special needs teacher

    Hiring a teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility will require action by the USD 383 school board Wednesday night. The board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center. The student in question spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports

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