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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2013

    Man accused of killing baby appears in court

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning and appeared in front of Judge David Stutzman that afternoon to be read his formal charges of

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 19, 2013

    Legislature looks at cuts to higher ed

    With House budget discussions beginning Tuesday and the Senate starting its budget discussions Wednesday, officials pled their case Monday for the Legislature not to make cuts to higher education. Both the Kansas House and Senate are considering budgets that would reduce higher education spending. The

  • Local | March 19, 2013

    Vacant lots boost Pottawatomie County’s property sales

    February was another good month for property sales in Pottawatomie County. In her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, Appraiser Lois Schlegel reported 49 property sales last month—well above the three previous Februarys. “We’ve had a big run on vacant lots and that’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 19, 2013

    Neurologist to speak at Parkinson’s event

    A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and two Kansas State University College of Human Ecology faculty members will be among the speakers at the 2013 Parkinson’s Education Conference at the university on Saturday, April 13. The free annual event, to be from 9 a.m. to 3

  • Local | March 18, 2013

    Alma teen-ager sets his sights on the professional rodeo cowboy circuit

    “I rope every day. Sometimes I’ll rope and tie 100 calves a day.” That sounds like lots of practice and hard work, but it has paid off for rodeo champion Cooper Martin of Alma. He can rope and tie a calf with the best. “My

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

    Man held in child’s death

    An Ogden man is in police custody on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning on charges of first degree murder and child abuse after police were called to

  • Local | March 18, 2013

    Wolf House to be closed for repairs

    The historic Wolf House Museum at Fremont and Juliette will be closed until autumn for renovations to the east bedroom. Linda Glasgow, of the Riley County Historical Society, told county commissioners Monday that the renovations were made possible because of a $6,000 grant from the Manhattan

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

    Burglaries reported at Lee Crest Apartments

    Tenants of Manhattan’s Lee Crest Apartments, the site of a February arson, have reported several burglaries that occurred during the time they were displaced from their apartments. Four cases were reported Friday, Sgt. Brad Ingalls said, while two other cases were reported previously. Tenants,

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

    Battery against officer arrest

    Riley County officers arrested a 28-year-old woman Saturday evening for battery against a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Kandy Schertz, 7023 Deer Run Drive, was arrested after officers were called to Rusty’s Last Chance, 1213 Moro St., at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sgt.

  • Local |Education | March 17, 2013

    MHS students in state press competition

    A record 17 entries from Manhattan High qualified for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest, which will take place May 4 at the University of Kansas. Liz Logback, third place in academic photography Sarah Shi, honorable mention in academic photography Jordan Morris, honorable mention in cutline

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