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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    Feds re-certify city levee

    After some minor improvements, the city’s levee was re-certified earlier this month, which means that flood insurance will be optional, rather than mandatory, for residential and commercial property owners in parts of Manahttan. City engineer Rob Ott said the Federal Emergency Management Agency began

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    December sales tax receipts down from a year ago

    The city of Manhattan collected $887,230 in sales tax in December, an amount that is down 6.2 percent ($36,460) from the $923,690 collected a year ago. Finance director Bernie Hayen noted that while sales fell compared to the previous year, they remained high compared with other recent years. “The

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    Hogan to miss forums due to baby’s health

    Daniel Hogan, a candidate in April’s city commission election, announced Tuesday he will be unable to attend the last four public forums because his newborn daughter is in a neonatal intensive care unit in Topeka. Hogan said medical experts want the baby to gain

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2013

    Woman reports rape at party

    Riley County detectives are investigating the reported rape of a woman who told police that she woke up to a man having sex with her during a house party. Officer Matthew Droge said the victim, a woman in her 20s, reported the rape Monday morning

  • Local |Education | February 26, 2013

    USD 383 to receive site council reports

    The USD 383 school board is holding a second and final meeting to receive site council reports at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Every year, site council reports give principals the opportunity to share with their school’s accomplishments and needs to the

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 26, 2013

    Dec. broke property tax records

    The month of December was a “record-breaker” for property sales in Pottawatomie County. “Basically, the whole year was a record-breaker,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. There were 78 property sales in December, well above any December in the previous three years, according to

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    Health department director announces resignation

    Susie Kufahl, director of the Riley County Health Department, has resigned her position effective April 1. The resignation paperwork was authorized by the Riley County Commission Monday during their meeting. “I’ve been here for 16 years to the day,” Kufahl said about her resignation. “I’ve

  • Local | February 25, 2013

    More winter weather coming

    Just as roads and sidewalks become passable, another snow storm rolling in tonight is predicted to blanket Manhattan in up to 7 inches of snow. Mary Knapp, state climatologist at Kansas State University, said the difference between this storm and the one that hit Thursday is

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 25, 2013

    Officials to discuss expansion of parks and rec facilities

    City commissioners plan to discuss options to renovate city buildings and updates to benefit district and special assessment policies during Tuesday night’s work session. City administrators are recommending that the commission consider several options to update and expand the Department of Parks and Recreation

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 25, 2013

    Use of certain vocal sound can make people seem unprofessional

    The use of one vocal habit could put some college students at a disadvantage when it comes to presenting a professional image, according to experts at Kansas State University. Linda Hoag, professor of communication sciences and disorders, said vocal fry — also known as glottal fry

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