The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday doubled the number of homes on the local historic places register. The commission approved a first reading of an ordinance to add the Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Ave., to the Manhattan Register of Historic Places. The house was built
People who get antsy when they can’t touch items at a museum will probably enjoy the upcoming Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit. “In the Dark,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center, explores how plants and animals adapt to ecosystems found in
A Manhattan man who was arrested for an Aggieville shooting earlier this month will hire a new attorney. Larry McRell, who represented Mark Self Jr., 31, in Riley County District Court on Tuesday, said he had to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of
The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved Monday the final 2016 budget for the Riley County Police Department. The 2016 budget is $20,000 less than the first draft, which accounts for lower fuel costs, and brings the budget to $19,764,000. That’s an increase of $381,000, or 1.97 percent, from
Nearly 60,000 acres of Pottawatomie County pasture were burned during the traditional spring burning season of March and April. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday that the number of controlled rangeland fires was down this year. A number of burn bans were issued
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider increasing fees and textbook rental prices next year to raise money for future purchases. The board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. One of the current
A Manhattan man who helped kidnap two K-State women, then rob a man, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Rasheem Wilson, 26, is the last of four men involved in the Oct. 8 kidnapping of Keli Lee
Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday afternoon expressed his frustration about the lack of progress on a case in Riley County District Court. “This thing’s got more gray hair than I have,” Wilson said, referring to an attempted aggravated robbery case from November. Tom
Two Manhattan men escaped the swift waters of the Kansas River Saturday night when their canoe overturned near St. George. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office received a report of two people in a canoe, which overturned at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday near the St.
The appraised value of real estate in Pottawatomie County increased by more than $125 million in 2015, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. The total appraised value of real estate this year is $1,874,665,410 — a 7.19-percent increase over the $1,748,909,802 total in 2014, according to figures certified last week
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