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  • Local |Business | August 05, 2014

    RSVP expands scope to include younger volunteers

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    After 40 years as a 55-and-older volunteer organization, RSVP of the Flint Hills, as it was previously known, is no more. Now called the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, the organization is reaching down to the younger generation as an 11-and-older volunteer organization. Lori Bishop, the center’

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 05, 2014

    Proposed budget would lower tax levy

    The property tax levy in Pottawatomie County will decrease slightly if commissioners adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015. Commissioners Monday approved for publication a budget with a total tax levy of 25.724 mills — a decrease from the current tax of 26.011 mills. An increase of more

  • Local |Education | August 05, 2014

    Board to wrap up budget talks, discuss privacy policy

    USD 383 school board members are set to have one of their last budget discussions about the 2015 fiscal year on Wednesday. According to agenda information, a current consideration is to raise the mill levy to 52.49 mills, up 0.04 from fiscal year 2014.  A mill is $1 in tax

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 05, 2014

    K-State makes infrastructure improvements

    Revitalizing Kansas State University’s building infrastructure will continue to be a common theme during the 2014-15 academic year. “Building and maintaining quality facilities for students, faculty and staff are vital to K-State becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025,” said Kansas State University President

  • Local |Business | August 04, 2014

    Officials: Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near-record attendance

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    The 2014 Riley County Fair ended last weekend, and some numbers are in the books. Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson touted the fair as a success and said that the Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near record attendance. “We had another great fair,” Wilson told county

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 04, 2014

    Man who died at Pillsbury was 21 years old

    State officials on Monday identified the victim of a drowning Saturday afternoon at Pillsbury Crossing as Anthony Strange Jr., 21, of Topeka. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported Strange drowned while attempting to swim across Deep Creek at the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 04, 2014

    Commissioners to vote on budget, rezoning

    City commissioners will vote on the 2015 budget at their meeting Tuesday. The commission agreed to publish the budget as presented July 22, but at the work session, a majority of commissioners expressed an interest in lowering the property tax mill levy by moving eight capital improvement

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 04, 2014

    Residential robbery investigated

    Nobody was injured, but an undisclosed amount of money was stolen Saturday morning in an armed robbery at 1031 Quivera Circle Apt. 2. Police responded to the residence at 6:58 a.m., where the apartment’s residents, Robert Weber III and Leonardo Santos, both 20, and another victim, Robert

  • Local |Traffic | August 04, 2014

    Casement/Marlatt intersection closed

    Beginning today, the Casement Road/Marlatt Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic. The closure will begin after 3 p.m. today and will extend from the intersection to Silo Place. Access to Brookglen Street from Casement will be closed but should reopen by Aug. 10.

  • Local |Business | August 03, 2014

    Events join forces for a day of music, beer, running

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    Throw together a race, a beer competition and tasting and a music festival and you’ve got a Rhythm and Brews.  The event was an all-day affair comprising Manhattan Running Company’s Brew 2 Shoe 5k and 10k races on Saturday morning, the Hail the

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