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  • Local |Education | August 20, 2013

    MHS battles bat problem

    The students returned to classes last week, but the bats that took up residence at Manhattan High West Campus over the summer have been reluctant to leave. They can’t coexist in the classrooms, which is why students haven’t been allowed in the south

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | August 20, 2013

    Board nixes study of traffic cameras

    The law board on Monday voted not to study the use of cameras for traffic enforcement in Riley County. The motion to dismiss the study passed 5 - 1, with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposed. Butler was the main proponent of the study because he wanted to know

  • Local |Education | August 20, 2013

    School board to finalize budget

    The USD 383 school board will vote to finalize the 2013-14 budget during its meeting at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A public hearing on the budget will be held prior to the meeting at 6:20 p.m. The budget being considered contains a 52.464

  • Local |Business | August 20, 2013

    Pottawatomie County property sales continue to rise

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County continue to soar. “It’s just unbelievable,” Lois Schlegel, county appraiser, told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. There were 99 property sales last month––nearly double the number of sales (56) in July of 2012. “I looked back and the last time we had 99

  • Local | August 20, 2013

    Manhattan Regional Airport announces new service to Phoenix

    New air service to Phoenix from Manhattan will begin Nov. 7, according to a press release from Allegiant, the company providing the flights. The company will provide nonstop commercial jet service to and from Manhattan Regional Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport twice weekly. “We are pleased

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2013

    Sexual assault suspect found dead

    Staff reports A man police were searching for as a suspect in a sexual assault case was found dead over the weekend, according to a press release from the Riley County Police Department. The suspect, Alexander Shelton, 26, of northeast Kansas, was wanted for a rape

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | August 19, 2013

    10-day road closure will block EMS, police from Eureka Drive area

    The closure of Eureka Drive road on Wednesday might cause problems for emergency personnel needing to reach that area. Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman briefed Riley County commissioners on that possibility Monday, saying the closure will cause EMS to have to either go all

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 19, 2013

    Audit review will occupy city

    City commissioners plan to hear a presentation of the 2012 city audit on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall. The city annually hires a consultant to perform the audit. While the auditors did not find any “significant” problems with city

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2013

    Not all clothes-minded messages work at school

    Students routinely test the boundaries on what is appropriate wear for school. Sometimes those questions even make it to court. Earlier this month, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals settled one such question, ruling that a Pennsylvania school district can’t ban “I (

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2013

    First degree murder trial set to begin Monday

    Jury selection opened Monday morning in Riley County District Court in the first degree murder trial of Daniel Parker. Parker has pleaded not guilty in the death of Frederick Beverly, who was 21 when he was shot Jan. 1, 2012. Beverly was shot and killed outside of a

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