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  • Local |Business | August 04, 2014

    Officials: Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near-record attendance

    Rodeo.phatch

    The 2014 Riley County Fair ended last weekend, and some numbers are in the books. Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson touted the fair as a success and said that the Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near record attendance. “We had another great fair,” Wilson told county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 04, 2014

    Man who died at Pillsbury was 21 years old

    State officials on Monday identified the victim of a drowning Saturday afternoon at Pillsbury Crossing as Anthony Strange Jr., 21, of Topeka. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported Strange drowned while attempting to swim across Deep Creek at the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area

  • August 04, 2014

    4-H a family tradition for couple with 48 years of involvement

    Neighbor.phatch

    For 48 years, Bob and Nelda Warnica have been involved with the Riley County Fair and have made 4-H a family passion. Now in their 70s, they passed down 4-H involvement to the family’s next three generations with their children, grandchildren and now, their great-grandchildren.

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 04, 2014

    Commissioners to vote on budget, rezoning

    City commissioners will vote on the 2015 budget at their meeting Tuesday. The commission agreed to publish the budget as presented July 22, but at the work session, a majority of commissioners expressed an interest in lowering the property tax mill levy by moving eight capital improvement

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 04, 2014

    Residential robbery investigated

    Nobody was injured, but an undisclosed amount of money was stolen Saturday morning in an armed robbery at 1031 Quivera Circle Apt. 2. Police responded to the residence at 6:58 a.m., where the apartment’s residents, Robert Weber III and Leonardo Santos, both 20, and another victim, Robert

  • Local |Traffic | August 04, 2014

    Casement/Marlatt intersection closed

    Beginning today, the Casement Road/Marlatt Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic. The closure will begin after 3 p.m. today and will extend from the intersection to Silo Place. Access to Brookglen Street from Casement will be closed but should reopen by Aug. 10.

  • Editorials | August 04, 2014

    Why let someone else choose?

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach late last week projected voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election at 22 percent. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo didn’t even go that high, estimating that 20 percent of Riley Countians would cast ballots. That’s pathetic, and it’s

  • August 04, 2014

    CHARLES ‘BUD’ MILLER

    Charles E. “Bud” Miller, 89, of Wamego and Belvue, died Saturday, Aug. 2 at Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. Bud was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Wamego, the son of Edgar P. and Genevieve (Corlett) Miller, and lived his entire

  • Obituaries | August 04, 2014

    JANELLE LYNETTE BALDWIN

    Janelle Lynette Baldwin, 40, of Wamego died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. Janelle was born May 27, 1974, in Paola. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1993 and worked as a certified nurse’s aide. Survivors are her father, George of Nebraska;

  • Obituaries | August 04, 2014

    RUTH OPIE

    Ruth Marie Opie, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Via Christi in Manhattan. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Great Bend, the daughter of Robert and Helena (Otto) Essmiller. Ruth married Ralph E. Opie Jan. 30, 1938, in Great Bend.  He died Jan. 19, 2005. A lifelong homemaker and farm wife,


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