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  • Local |Business | October 20, 2015

    Board gives RCPD green light to explore self-insurance plan

    The Riley County Police Department could take on more risk in the future in hopes of saving some money. After receiving approval from the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday, the RCPD will move ahead with plans to create a workers’ compensation plan

  • Local |Business | October 20, 2015

    Property sales continue steady pace in September

    Property sales in Pottawatomie County continued at a steady pace last month and remains on track to equal or exceed total sales for 2014. In her monthly departmental report, Appraiser Lois Schlegel reported 73 property sales in September — five below the same period last year but well

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2015

    Old World grasses threatening Kansas pastures

    OLSBURG — Rancher Bill Edwards is fighting an enemy that threatens to overrun his Flint Hills pastures, robbing his cattle of nutritious grasses and leaving the meadowlarks, box turtles, bobwhite quail and other wildlife in the same native prairies without suitable habitat. Edwards, 60, of Olsburg, is

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 19, 2015

    Fairmont sewer plans move forward

    Riley County will move forward with plans to create a new sewer benefit district near Fairmont Park, but some homeowners in the potential district voiced their concerns during Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. An informal survey of landowners previously indicated a little more than

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 19, 2015

    Stitt looks to help others with mental illness

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    After finding his way, Richard Stitt is interested in helping others do the same. Stitt has been the sole or co-director of Morning Star for 11 years, nearly the organization’s entire existence. The organization, 1018 Poyntz Ave., is run for people with mental illness by those

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 19, 2015

    ‘Bridge of Spies’ film consultant to speak about father’s experience

    The real-life story behind a recently-released movie will be discussed Wednesday. Francis Gary Powers Jr. will give a lecture, “The U-2 Incident & The Cold War,” at 5 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center about his father Francis Gary Powers, an Air Force pilot who

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 19, 2015

    Commission to vote on measure related to parks study consultant

    The Manhattan City Commission will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize the city to request qualifications for consultants for a parks and recreation facilities feasibility study. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. A feasibility study is the next step in the parks

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 18, 2015

    100 years on, K-State’s homecoming still offers firsts

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    Even after a century of coming home, there were still chances for people to experience firsts. K-State celebrated a century of homecoming this past week. While the Wildcats played an ugly game Saturday, it was a beautiful day Friday for a parade. Scattered among the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 18, 2015

    RCPD to wait on pay request

    The Riley County Police Department is withdrawing a request to increase shift differential pay after it was met with a tepid response from the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board last month. The board tabled the proposal during its Sept. 21 meeting and asked police officials

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 18, 2015

    Sen. Moran re-files report to address missing pages

    WICHITA — Sen. Jerry Moran’s campaign has re-filed a campaign finance report after a Manhattan woman found more than 200 pages missing from a federal website. Debbie Nuss, former Manhattan chapter president of the Kansas League of Women Voters, complained to the FEC, saying Moran, a

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