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

    Can the noxious weed dept help me with dandelions?

    Wonder1

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 16, 2015

    Officials warn of fire dangers

    Fire officials are warning residents to take extra care after two accidental grass fires on Friday got out of control and threatened homes. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and his crew were dispatched around 2 p.m. Friday to a fire south of Interstate 70

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 16, 2015

    JC man arrested in death of woman

    Police on Sunday night found and arrested a man they suspect of killing a Junction City woman. Daniel Edwards, 34, is accused of killing Sharon L. Moody, 52. He was found in Topeka, and detectives from the Junction City Police Department took him into custody. He is

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | March 16, 2015

    K-State fraternity member roughing it for charity

    Neighbor.phatch

    Nearly every night, a K-State sophomore drags his sleeping bag out to the front lawn of his fraternity house on Sunset Avenue, crawls into it and goes to sleep under the stars - and he’s doing it voluntarily, rain, snow or otherwise. It isn’

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 16, 2015

    Commission supports plan to change sewer bid threshold

    Riley County commissioners on Monday gave their support to a proposed state law that would substantially increase the competitive bid threshold for state sewer districts. The county, which oversees seven sewer districts, is currently required to seek a competitive bid for any repair or construction

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 15, 2015

    Salina rep: Women’s studies low priority

    A comment from a Salina legislator about a women’s studies class has sparked responses from K-State faculty members and others. Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz said on Twitter last week that he was disappointed to learn about cuts a Senate committee was recommending

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 15, 2015

    Johnson Center to show cancer documentary

    Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center will host a preview screening of the PBS documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the auditorium of the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave. The event, which is cosponsored by

  • Local |Business | March 15, 2015

    Newly opened bar offers cocktails, exclusivity

    Through an unmarked entrance, down an industrial- looking staircase and behind a door marked “boiler room” is one of the swankiest bars in town. 324 Speakeasy opened last week in Manhattan, evoking the glamour of the Jazz Age and re-creating the clandestine thrill of Prohibition-era drinking.

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