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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    Wamego delays gun discussion

    Members of the Wamego board of education discussed but made little progress on consideration of a controversial concealed carry policy at their meeting Monday. The policy, which would allow concealed guns to be carried by teachers and other faculty members in the USD 320 buildings, was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2013

    Hearing opens on shooting

    A Manhattan man arrested in connection with an October 2012 home robbery appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Levertis Horne, 22, is accused of robbing several roommates at gunpoint in a residence at the Manhattan Chase Apartments on Oct. 5, 2012. One of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 12, 2013

    K-State engineering dean is Arkansas-bound

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    John English, dean of K-State’s College of Engineering, has accepted an offer to head the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas beginning July 1. English, the Leroy C. and Aileen H. Paslay chair in engineering, was appointed dean at Kansas State in April 2007.

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    Drainage structures going into place

    Five of seven new drainage structures along Bigalow Road west of Westmoreland have been installed, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. The commission approved the new drainage structures last month in lieu of building a temporary shoefly around the reconstruction of Wilson Creek Bridge on Westmoreland

  • Local | March 12, 2013

    Yard waste pickup dates

    The city of Manhattan will only pick up yard waste, limbs and braches April 1 through April 5. All yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves, must be in paper bags. Anything in a plastic bag will not be collected. Yard waste must be separated into different

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2013

    RCPD honors its own

    The Riley County Police Department honored its own at the department’s recent Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn. The following employees were recognized: Correction Officer of the Year, Officer John Roche; Supervisor of the Year, Sgt. Doug Wood; Employee of the Year,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | March 12, 2013

    KSU dorm searched

    Police officers searched a portion of Haymaker Hall Monday in connection with the arrest of a student. Kevin Decock, 19, of Haymaker Hall, was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence, interference with law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, no Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 11, 2013

    How five fans brought the title hardware home from Stillwater

    You’re probably familiar with the story of how K-State won a conference championship trophy this season in basketball. What you may not know is exactly how they brought the trophy home to Manhattan for the first time since 1977. It involves a Chevy Tahoe, a

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 11, 2013

    Commission hopefuls talk about economic assistance, day care

    Five city commission candidates answered questions on a number of topics Sunday afternoon during the League of Women Voters forum at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters. They spoke about the commission’s next economic development focus, attracting companies that offer higher wages, and whether the

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 11, 2013

    Would-be board members discuss armed guards, tech

    Four candidates for three open seats on the board weighed in on several issues at the League of Women Voters forum Sunday. The four are Marcia Rozell, Mitch Beims, Aaron Estabrook and Pat Hudgins. Schools raising children The candidates were asked whether the community relies

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