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  • Local |Business | September 17, 2013

    Property sales down in August

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County took a breather in August, but are still on track to top total sales for 2012. “I feel we will probably bypass last year’s sales appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “I’m pretty confident that will happen.” There

  • Local |Education | September 17, 2013

    Board to discuss state association positions

    The USD 383 school board will spend most of its time discussing Kansas Association of School Boards issues during its meeting Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The meeting starts with a 5:45 p.m. work session about the KASB preliminary legislative positions. The board will select

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2013

    RCPD officer’s dismissal upheld

    A judge has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a Riley County Police Department officer who was involved in a car chase here. Judge William B. Elliott issued the order on Friday, finding for the department and the Riley County Law Board in an appeal filed by

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2013

    Authorities check on offenders

    Local, state and federal authorities visited sex offenders last weekend for compliance checks. The Riley County Police Department participated in a joint effort to maintain accurate information of registered sex offenders in the Manhattan and Riley County area. More than 100 compliance verifications were conducted on

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2013

    Human rights expert: Manning, Snowden ‘brave’

    An international human rights expert told a K-State audience Thursday that the US government has overstepped its boundaries by increasingly invading privacy. The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice invited Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, to

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 16, 2013

    Hurling? It may cost you

    If a local taxi company has its way, barfing on the way home from a night out is going to cost you. City commissioners will consider a proposal Tuesday that would allow cab companies to impose a $75 “cleaning charge” for drunk customers who befoul cabs

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 16, 2013

    Public Building Commision advisory panel axed

    The Riley County Commission decided Monday to not create a public advisory board to the proposed Public Building Commission. But they did so over the objections of one commission member. The decision followed a report by county counselor Clancy Holeman that other such building commissions

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2013

    Eagle alums to honor Schulz for resume


    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will receive a prestigious national honor Saturday related to his work with the Boy Scouts. Schulz, who has been active in the Boy Scouts for many years, will receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 15, 2013

    A day of fun for 2,000 high school musicians


    High school bands from around the state and elsewhere converged at Kansas State University Saturday to participate in the annual Band Day parade and football game performance. More than 2,000 musicians from nearly 30 high schools as close as Manhattan High and as distant as Peculiar, Mo.

  • Local |Traffic | September 15, 2013

    Motorists barged through Band Day parade


    Riley County police had a hard time keeping traffic off the Band Day parade route Saturday. The parade, which began at Triangle Park, looped around City Park along 11th Street, Poyntz Avenue and 14th Street and back to Triangle Park, was frequently interrupted by motorists

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