Friday, September 4, 2015

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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Focke undecided on running for Dems leadership post

    The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next in line when the party

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2015

    Wamego firm submits low bid on bridge project

    Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to the official bid opening at 10

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Wildcat Creek meetings set for Riley, Manhattan

    A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity for Riley County and beyond.

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 24, 2015

    Commission pushes for repeal of tax lid

    Riley County commissioners will submit proposed legislation to the Kansas Association of Counties pushing for repeal of the state-imposed tax lid that limits the amount of funding counties can collect through property taxes. The tax lid requires city and county governments to hold special elections

  • Local |Education | August 24, 2015

    District submits ‘efficiency’ document

    USD 383 submitted a document to state finance officials Monday outlining why it should receive special funds over other districts. The district asked the State Finance Council for $498,000 in “extraordinary need funding” to offset the cost of teaching 108 additional students this year. It is one of 38

  • Local |Neighbors | August 24, 2015

    Woman finds painting therapeutic after near-paralysis


    It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting. Her passion may have arisen at an unlikely time, but it has nonetheless changed her life in more ways

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 24, 2015

    Trial set for man accused of assaulting police officer

    An October trial has been set for an Ogden man accused of a June 2 aggravated assault on an law enforcement officer. Timothy Flanagan, 29, has a jury trial set for Oct. 30 after pleading not guilty on Monday at Riley County District Court in front of Judge

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 24, 2015

    Commissioners to discuss park plan

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss the City Park Master Plan on Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The master plan involves creating a concept for how to improve City Park in the future. City administrators will present two concepts

  • Local |Business | August 23, 2015

    Unpaid property taxes steady

    Delinquent property taxes in Riley County have remained fairly steady over the past five years. Riley County commissioners expressed concern about this year’s numbers at a public budget hearing last week. While not inconsequential in terms of the budget — if paid in full, they

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 23, 2015

    K-State students settle in at residence halls during move-in day


    With three children moving into three different colleges this week, John and Lisa Rosa are well versed in move-in day strategy. Luckily, moving their youngest daughter, Kimberly, into her K-State dorm room Saturday was their last stop. “At this point, we’ve got it down

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