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  • Local |Agriculture | July 07, 2014

    Rains boosts county’s crops

    Riley County Agricultural Extension Agent Greg McClure told county commissioners Monday that area farmers have a lot to be excited about. Summer rains have aided crops — especially corn — and although wheat production may be hurting in many counties in the state, Riley may be an

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 07, 2014

    City to address RCPD budget

    City commissioners will consider options Tuesday to address a shortfall with the 2014 Riley County Police Department budget. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The police department is projected to have a $237,816 shortfall in its nearly $14.45 million budget in 2014. This is due

  • Local | July 06, 2014

    Thousands flock to Wamego for fireworks and more

    Parade-3.phatch

    WAMEGO — Independence Day in this small town represents much more than an opportunity to blow stuff up. For residents, it’s an opportunity to put food on the grill and dust off their homes’ welcome mats. “It’s one of our biggest things we look

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    Women hope to use experience with suicide to help others cope

    A pair of local women want to help those dealing with the tragedy of suicide. Martha Stevens and Elaine Adair will facilitate a new support group called LOSS (Loved Ones Suicide Support). The first meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Alan Lee

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    Apartment occupancy rate has dropped in Manhattan area

    No, it’s not your imagination. We’re already into July, and there are apartments for rent all over Manhattan. Listings and ads seem to be everywhere. In a normal year, pickings would be getting pretty slim as summer dwindles away — but at the moment,

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    Safety consulting company opens

    Jon R. Anderson opened JRA Occupational Safety Consulting Services LLC in Manhattan on July 1. This full-service Occupational Safety and Health Consulting Company is a local, national and international consulting group specializing in OSHA compliance, safety and health management programs, hazard and risk analysis, behavioral risk

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    Blanton wins broker of the year award

    Jim Blanton received the Broker of the Year Award on June 17 at the annual Manhattan Association of Realtors meeting. Blanton previously won the organization’s Spirit Award as well as the Salesperson of the Year Award. Jim has been in real estate since 1974 and established

  • Local |Business | July 06, 2014

    RCPD promotes Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis has been promoted from maintenance technician to maintenance supervisor by the Riley County Police Department. Lewis began his career in January 1985 as a patrol officer. He retired from his police officer career Jan. 1, 2013. He was rehired as maintenance technician in February 2013.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    Distance students earn summer scholarships

    Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. The K-State Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in distance degree programs. This is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    KSU to hold annual sustainability dialogue on campus July 19

    “Communication and Sustainability: How to Communicate Effectively to Advance Sustainability Initiatives” is the title of the ninth annual Dialogue on Sustainability set for Saturday, July 19, in Rathbone and Fiedler halls at Kansas State University. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30

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