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  • 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


    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 03, 2014

    Flooding, growth pose challenges for candidates


    The race for the Riley County Commission District 1 seat is a contest of youth vs. experience between incumbent Dave Lewis and Ben Wilson, a Kansas State University student. As incumbent Dave Lewis said, “I have lived in this county longer than he’s been alive.”

  • Local |Education | August 03, 2014

    ‘Everybody Counts’ prepares for upcoming school year

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    Volunteers focused on feeding Riley County’s children and getting them the supplies they need for school the second Everybody Counts on Saturday. The event was a follow-up to the one that happened in January. “We didn’t see the number of school children we

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 03, 2014

    Kansas House candidates on state’s issues

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    The 64th District will have a new representative next session after Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, elected not to run for reelection. Three challengers are seeking to take his place in the Republican primary on Tuesday: Glen Hawkins of Riley, retired U.S. Army armor

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 03, 2014

    JC man charged with making explosives

    Junction City police on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man for making explosive devices in his home. A witness told police on Friday that Andrew Vancleave of Junction City was making explosives at his residence, 1701 Belair Drive. Officers executed a search warrant and found a homemade

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 03, 2014

    Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall, winter

    Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie

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