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  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Riverchase residents still dealing with water issues

    Sabrina McMiller smiled as her washing machine hummed in the background. It was a sound that wasn’t heard earlier in the week at McMiller’s residence, which she shares with her husband and four children, in Riverchase Mobile Home Park. “You can’t do

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | September 26, 2014

    Commission OKs rezoning plan for winery

    Plans for a winery and event center in Riley County can move forward after Riley County commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request Thursday. David and Daniel Tegtmeier of Bern requested the Riley County Commission rezone a 152.7-acre tract of land from an agricultural district to

  • Local |Education | September 26, 2014

    MCC unveils new mascot: Thunder

    Manhattan Christian College has a new mascot, officials announced this week. The college’s mascot is now the Thunder, represented by a navy shield with a lightning bolt. “We started looking probably within the last year to nine months ago,” MCC athletic director Shawn Condra

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    September sales taxes outpacing record year

    The city’s 2014 sales tax receipts are currently outpacing the “banner year” of 2012 through September. The city had $832,645 in sales tax receipts this month, according to the September sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from late July and August.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2014

    Enrollment up at K-State, Regents universities

    Fall enrollment is up across the board at the state’s public universities, including K-State, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday. The number of students attending Kansas State University is 24,776, an increase of 185 or .75 percent compared with fall 2013, according to a preliminary report for

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2014

    Chicago fire halts local flights

    CHICAGO — All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center that authorities said was deliberately set by a contract employee. The ground stoppage at two of the nation’s busiest airports

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2014

    500 Fort Riley soldiers to deploy

    Nearly 500 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to the Mideast in late October as part of the U.S. effort to fight ISIL. The Department of Defense Thursday identified the 1st Infantry Division as the headquarters unit to deploy as part of the upcoming transition of

  • Local | September 25, 2014

    Author to lend expertise to weekend OZtoberFest events

    Painting.phatch

    WAMEGO — There’s no place like home, and for celebrated “The Wizard of Oz” historian and aficionado John Fricke, home is any place that honors the world’s most well-known farm girl from Kansas and the characters that surrounded her. This weekend, Wamego’s Oz

  • Local |Business | September 25, 2014

    Harms named Aggieville director

    Harms.phatch

    After celebrating 125 years last weekend, Aggieville has a new leader to guide the district into the future. Rod Harms is the new executive director of the Aggieville Business Association. In June, Evan Tuttle resigned from the position. Harms is president of the Civitas Group, a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2014

    Gonzalez gets 10 years

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez will have much of his life ahead of him when he’s released from prison after he serves just more than 10 years for the unintentional second-degree murder of his friend, Levi Bishop. On Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder

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