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  • Local |Business | December 08, 2014

    Pott County may buy former medical clinic

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners indicated their interest Monday in purchasing the former Westmoreland Medical Clinic. After hearing a brief report on the building’s air quality from Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, commissioners asked Robert Reece, county administrator, and John Watt, county counselor,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 08, 2014

    Competency motion granted in murder case

    A motion filed in Pottawatomie County District Court to determine the competency of Christopher Michael Arand to stand trial for murder has been granted. District Judge Jeff Elder granted the motion filed Nov. 19, by Richard Lake, Arand’s state-appointed defense attorney. “The facts and circumstances

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | December 08, 2014

    K-State to play UCLA in Alamo Bowl


    Not two hours had passed since accepting the bowl invitation and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder seemed as if he already had a rough scouting report for the Wildcats’ next opponent — UCLA—- in the Alamo Bowl on Friday, Jan. 2 in San Antonio, Texas. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2014

    Law enforcement agencies weigh use of asset seizure resources

    The use of non-government regulated intelligence networks among law enforcement officers has prompted the Riley County Police Department to begin drafting a policy to distinguish legitimate sites from their counterparts. The RCPD is concerned with sites like the Black Asphalt Electronic Networking and Notification System

  • Local |Business | December 07, 2014

    Church sells 12,000 cookies at Carousel


    Santa isn’t the only one enjoying his cookies this year. More than 250 families donated cookies to the 24th annual Christmas Cookie Carousel Saturday morning at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The St. Thomas More Ladies, a church group, use this holiday event to raise

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 07, 2014

    Redevelopment project reaches financial halfway point

    City officials had discussed downtown redevelopment prior to the new millennium, but 2005 was when the city established a taxing district for the project. The journey took the city through $200 million of work, failed business opportunities and legal battles over the use of eminent domain to

  • Local |Business | December 07, 2014

    Varney hires staff accountant

    Varney and Associates, CPAs hired Ellen Knackendoffel as its new staff accountant. Knackendoffel joined the firm in 2011 and worked as a student intern for three years while attending Kansas State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance and a certificate in

  • Local |Business | December 07, 2014

    Medi-Waste hires sales representative

    Medi-Waste Disposal hired David Claus as sales representative. Claus has worked in medical products and services sales most recently with HCIS and previously with Sysco Food Service, Proctor and Gamble, Shared Service Systems, and Johnson and Johnson. An Army veteran, he is also involved in

  • Local |Business | December 07, 2014

    K+STAT opens second location

    K+STAT is now open at two locations with the opening of KSTAT West at 711 Commons Place, north of Target. K+STAT Urgent Care provides minor illness and injury care, DOT and work physicals, Workers Compensation services and other routine health and sports physicals. Hours

  • Local |Business | December 07, 2014

    Pathfinder starts small soap drive

    The Pathfinder kicked off its second annual Small Soap Drive. The store is collecting small, travel-size soaps and shampoos to donate to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. Throughout the month of December, people can drop off donations of soaps and shampoos at The Pathfinder, 304 Poyntz. Other

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