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  • Local |Education | July 18, 2013

    Tax levy hike takes shape

    The USD 383 school board decided Wednesday to hold a special meeting July 24 to continue budget discussions. Board members attempted to have a budget forum prior to Wednesday’s meeting to let the public speak, but nobody showed up. For the upcoming fiscal year, USD 383 will

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 18, 2013

    Justin Hall awarded LEED Gold for sustainability

    The building addition to Justin Hall, home of the College of Human Ecology at K-State has been approved for the prestigious LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification by the U. S. Green Building Council, meeting stringent requirements for positive impact on the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 18, 2013

    Drug arrests in local store

    Two people were arrested at a local pawn store Tuesday after officers allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on them. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were investigating an unrelated report at Wildcat Pawn, 2309 Tuttle Creek Blvd., when they made contact with Laura Heffner, 31,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 18, 2013

    Man arrested after alleged domestic incident

    A man is in custody following an alleged domestic incident in a housing complex in the northeast part of town Wednesday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were called to the victims’ residence at about 7:40 a.m. for reports that Jonathan Ray Watt, 30, 11309

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2013

    USD 383 mulling land purchase

    The USD 383 school board took first action on the purchase of an estimated 33 acres of land in Pottawatomie County during its meeting Wednesday. According to the contract, the school board “has until Aug. 1 to inspect the property to determine usefulness for school construction purposes.” The

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 17, 2013

    Cabin status tabled over accessibility


    City commissioners tabled consideration of historical status for a 1930s cabin here Tuesday. The tabling action passed 3-2 with commissioners Usha Reddi and Karen McCulloh opposed.  At issue is whether to endorse efforts to add the Bluemont Youth Cabin to the national register of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 17, 2013

    Changes to codes are OK’d

    City commissioners approved adoption of international building and national electrical codes Tuesday over the objection of Mayor John Matta. Matta said he opposed the changes because he campaigned on a platform against them. But that objection didn’t hold with the rest of the commission,

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 17, 2013

    Options on table at intersection meeting

    City officials expect a meeting at 6 this evening at the Sunset Zoo to produce feedback on proposed changes for the interchange at Fort Riley Boulevard and Seth Child Road. Peter Clark, city traffic engineer, said the meeting will feature results of a study assessing traffic

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 16, 2013

    NBAF funds clear first Senate hurdle

    The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility project in Manhattan took another step forward Tuesday with the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approving $404 million as part of a DHS fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill. “Sen. (Jerry) Moran, Gov. (Sam) Brownback and I worked hard

  • Local |Business | July 16, 2013

    Power outage stymies activity within city’s commercial district just before noon

    Nearly 2,000 residential customers lost power in and around the city’s downtown Tuesday morning when a flock of birds got into equipment at one of the Westar Energy substations here. Erin La Row, spokesperson for Westar, said the birds caused several circuits to crash, resulting

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