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  • Local |Business | March 18, 2015

    Tallgrass dumps thousands of cans after test run

    Tallgrass Brewing Company made thousands of cans of beer last week that no one will get a chance to experience. Spencer Tomb, a retired Kansas State University biology professor, said he saw the cans at the Riley County Transfer Station on Monday afternoon prior to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Hearing set for man accused of killing unborn child

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday set the preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing an unborn child in a vehicle collision last May. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., faces charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence; battery; possession of opiates, opium, narcotic

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Soldier wants new trial based on writing analysis

    State prosecutors believe a handwriting analysis on a letter makes their case stronger against a Fort Riley soldier seeking a new trial after he was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child last year. But Christopher Bates, represented by his attorney Larry McRell, wants

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2015

    Expert: Bird flu no threat to people

    A highly contagious strain of bird flu confirmed in four states can be deadly for birds, but a K-State poultry expert says humans don’t need to worry about their own health or contaminated poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2015

    K-State SAE member reports attack

    A member of the K-State Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says he was kicked in the shin and called a racist last week while he was walking on campus. Sophomore Eli Camp, a member of K-State’s SAE chapter, said he was walking to class near

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 17, 2015

    Manhattan commitment key to bypass, commission says

    Progress on a proposed northern alternative to U.S. Highway 24 is on hold until after the city elections in April. That’s when Pottawatomie County commissioners hope to meet with the new Manhattan City Commission to discuss a western terminus to the so-called Marlatt-Junietta Bypass —

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2015

    Study on divorced military parents seeks respondents

    A Kansas State University professor is investigating how divorced military parents communicate with former partners and children through technology. “While researchers have begun to look at the issue of divorce in the military — which is slightly higher than the general population — little has been done

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | March 17, 2015

    Can the noxious weed dept help me with dandelions?

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    Q: We moved here last year from the East Coast, and just discovered that the county has something called the noxious weed department. I suppose this isn’t strictly about weeds, but can these people help with the dandelions in our yard? A: Well, fair

  • Local |Business | March 17, 2015

    Construction boom exceeds $50 million in 2014

    New construction in Pottawatomie County last year exceeded the $50 million level for only the fourth time in the last 17 years. “This is pretty substantial,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Since 1998, only three other years have been over $50 million.” New construction in the county

  • Local | March 16, 2015

    Centenarian reflects on life, 78 years of marriage

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    LEONARDVILLE — When Donald “Butch” Woellhof started farming in the 1920s, he used a pair of mules named Jack and Jim. By the time he retired, he was using modern farm equipment. “I’ve never been anything but a farmer,” he said, sitting in a recliner

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