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  • Local |Business | April 01, 2014

    Recycling program grew threefold in last decade

    WESTMORELAND — Recycling in Pottawatomie County has come a long way since its unofficial beginning in 1997. Debbie Berges, secretary of the Pottawatomie Recycling Committee, gave county commissioners a brief history of the program Monday during the commission’s weekly meeting. The recycling program was funded for

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 01, 2014

    Officials: Dept. of Ag building nearly complete

    Manhattan and Riley County leaders discussed progress on the new Kansas Department of Agriculture building and received an update on current legislative issues from Clancy Holeman, county counselor, at the Intergovernmental Luncheon Monday. Greg Lohrentz, chief financial officer for the KSU Foundation, told those in

  • Local |Education | April 01, 2014

    Board considers hiring director for preschool

    Hiring an early childhood pre-school director could be in the works for USD 383. The Board of Education will hear about the potential change to its Pre-K Pilot Program at its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. The position would meet part of the program requirements for

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 01, 2014

    Celebrities to present speeches at K-State

    Two celebrities will speak at K-State this week on topics related to discrimination and tolerance. Wade Davis, a former NFL cornerback, will appear on Thursday to talk about LGBT topics and issues in professional sports. The free event will be at 7 p.m. in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    MHS grad suffers fatal fall


    TEMPE, Ariz. – Last year’s Manhattan High student body president died in a bizarre accident early Sunday morning. Naomi McClendon, 18, fell from the 10th-floor balcony of a student housing apartment building near the campus of Arizona State University. “Our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 31, 2014

    Commission’s frustration may lead to lobbyist

    The Riley County Commission’s frustration with state lawmakers may have reached a new level of displeasure. After hearing legislative updates from county counselor Clancy Holeman concerning multiple bills – especially Senate Bill 298, which would repeal mortgage fees – commissioners floated the idea of hiring their own

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 31, 2014

    City ready to make decision on money for Tallgrass

    City commissioners will vote on whether to enter a funding agreement with Tallgrass Brewing Company during their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. During its March 25 meeting, the commission expressed support for Tallgrass’ economic development application, which requests $430,000 from the city. The funding would support the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

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