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  • Local |Business | October 13, 2015

    Leonardville Post Office reopens after 7-month renovation

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    Leonardville residents can once again send and receive mail in their town. After a seven-month hiatus, the town’s post office reopened for business last Wednesday. The location closed without advance warning in March for building repairs. U.S. Postal Service officials posted a sign

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 13, 2015

    Why does Riley County charge for using a card?

    Q: Why does the Riley County treasurer’s office charge a 2.5-percent transaction fee when you pay with a credit or debit card? A: When registering your car in Riley County, paying with cash or a check will save you some money. If you choose

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 13, 2015

    County readies 6 tracts for tax sale in 2016

    A petition for foreclosure on property with delinquent taxes was filed last week with the district court, but a tax sale will not be held until after the first of the year, County Counselor John Watt told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. Watt said the petition

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 13, 2015

    Commission denies 2nd entrance to subdivision

    A decision to deny a request for a second entrance to a rural subdivision property Monday spawned a brief discussion on Pottawatomie County’s policy on the issue. By a vote of 2-1, county commissioners denied a request by Andrew Vanderbilt for a second entrance

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 12, 2015

    KSU SGA to reduce athletics funding

    K-State’s Student Governing Association has proposed phasing out much of the half-million dollars in funding it gives to the university’s athletic department each year. The proposal calls for cutting the funding, which is paid by student privilege fees, from $500,000 to $200,000 by 2019. If it

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 12, 2015

    Huelskamp to hold town hall in Leonardville

    Congressman Tim Huelskamp on Tuesday will host a town hall meeting in Leonardville. The event will be at 1:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Landing restaurant, 107 Erpelding in Leonardville. Huelskamp will take questions from constituents and hear their concerns at the event. This summer, Huelskamp said

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 12, 2015

    Students earn cash prizes in competition

    Six students took home $2,500 in cash prizes as part of the recent Edward Jones Sales Competition, a collaboration between the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration and Edward Jones. The competition saw students putting their selling skills to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | October 12, 2015

    Traffic crash injures Manhattan man

    A Manhattan man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday evening in Mitchell County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jacob A. Campbell, 25, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on U.S. Highway 24 near mile marker 201 when he swerved for unknown reasons

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | October 11, 2015

    Mired in delays and lawsuits, is Fort Riley’s new hospital finally nearing its completion?

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    In 2008, Fort Riley received some unexpected good news. After years of lobbying to replace the Army’s oldest hospital, Congress slipped money for a new facility into a bill that financed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, funding was in place to bring Fort

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 11, 2015

    K-State launches $1 billion campaign

    Kansas State University has launched the public portion of a billion-dollar fundraising initiative, the most ambitious in the school’s history. Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening for an Innovation and Inspiration campaign kickoff event that featured performances from students and faculty members, followed by

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