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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 23, 2015

    JC reassesses plans for lots after over-building

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City officials remain optimistic the lots the city took back from developers after overbuilding a decade ago will be sold, even though only two of the first 25 lots offered for sale received bids. The city has 900 undeveloped lots in a land bank

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 23, 2015

    Arraignments set for 2 in Leonardville meth bust

    Two people charged in connection with drug-related crimes related to a series of search warrants executed last month in Riley County were bound over for arraignment on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Sara Marie Boatman, 24, Leonardville, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 23, 2015

    K-State Libraries select 11 student ambassadors

    Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work at them every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers. Eleven students from a wide range of majors have

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 23, 2015

    State budget, political parties topics of Lou Douglas talks

    Two people known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2015 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. Thomas Frank, reporter and founding editor of The Baffler, will present “Snoozing through the Liberal Hour” at 7 p.m. Tuesday,

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | September 23, 2015

    Four county projects to start next week

    Riley County Public Works will start four project next week. The box bridge replacement project on LK&W Road is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 28. The project is located approximately a quarter-mile west of Walnut Creek Road. LK&W will be closed to

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Board tables police pay hike

    A request Monday from the Riley County Police Department to increase pay for all night workers received a tepid response at the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board’s monthly meeting. Currently, only corrections officers working overnight shifts receive the pay, which totals $39 per month,

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Flush Road expansion project expected to start in spring

    The long-awaited improvement to the U.S. Highway 24 and Flush Road intersection is expected to begin this spring. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a supplemental contract with Bartlett & West, engineers, for further design and inspection of the project, which has been modified a

  • Local |Business | September 22, 2015

    Manhattan CPA joins KPERS board

    Michael Rogers of Manhattan recently joined the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Rogers, a certified public accountant, to the board for a four-year term that started in September. Rogers’ term will expire in August 2019. The KPERS Board of

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 22, 2015

    Wheaton fire station takes step forward

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is close to moving forward on a new fire station for the city of Wheaton. Fire Supervisor Jared Barnes presented a proposed floor plan Monday for a 50 x 88-foot structure with four truck bays, offices, rest rooms with showers and a

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 22, 2015

    KSU’s APDesign names expansion Regnier Hall

    K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design, or APDesign, facility expansion project will include Regnier Hall, newly named in honor of a gift from the Regnier family. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the name during its Sept. 16 meeting. When construction is finished in 2017,

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