City commissioners approved a six-month extension of the development agreement for the Holiday Inn Express hotel in the South End Redevelopment Tuesday, citing a concern that sequestration could delay approval of financing. The vote was 4-1, with Mayor Loren Pepperd opposed. Colin Noble, owner of
Two roommates were arrested early Wednesday morning following a reported physical altercation at their Manhattan apartment that left one of the men hospitalized. Officers were first called to 122 N. 11th Street, Apt. 5, a little before 3:15 a.m., where they initially arrested Matthew Alonzo, 25, for aggravated
The Riley County Police Department is holding a contest for citizens interested in participating in the department’s next Twitter “tweet-along,” scheduled for the end of April. While “tweet-alongs” are typically run by Officer Matthew Droge and other patrol officers, the department would like a
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three separate residential burglaries reported within the last week. Undersheriff Shane Jager said the first burglary was reported on Sunday, when a resident of Westmoreland reported that several items, including firearms and jewelry were taken from the
Voters were trickling in to polling locations this morning, much to the surprise of the elections officials manning the stations. “I’m surprised we haven’t had more people turn out,” said Arlen Loecker, supervising judge at Highland Ridge Clubhouse for Ward 11-1 and 11-3.
USD 383 children may have more opportunities for summer education this year. USD 383 board members are expected to consider additions to summer offerings at three elementary schools during the board’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The board approved 2013 summer programs in
City officials announced the appointment of a new Flint Hills Discovery Center director on Monday afternoon. Fred Goss was selected from an initial pool of 45 applicants following a national search and was chosen from four finalists who went through an extensive interview and selection process
Increased flood protection for portions of the Manhattan area could be an expensive proposition. That was the conclusion of a report heard Monday by Pottawatomie County commissioners concerning the idea of raising and possibly extending the levee that protects the city’s east side. In
Police released the name of a 15-year-old Manhattan boy taken into the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after Riley County police detained him March 19 for several drug charges and battery against a law enforcement officer. Desmond Williams was detained in the 700 block
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
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