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  • Local |Business | March 25, 2014

    Wilson: RCPD singled me out

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    A longtime Aggieville bar owner told the law board Monday he has been harassed by the Riley County Police Department since the board’s March 17 meeting. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s Bar and Grill and Rusty’s, accused the RCPD of selective enforcement aimed

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2014

    List of eco devo director candidates pared to 10

    WESTMORELAND — The list of candidates for the executive director’s position of the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation has been pared to 10. Bob Cole, current PCEDC director, told county commissioners Monday the search process for his replacement is progressing on schedule, with a goal of

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2014

    RCPD budget up by nearly $1 million for 2015

    The law board unanimously approved publication of the 2015 Riley County Police Department budget during its meeting Monday. A public hearing will be held at a later meeting before the final approval. The 2015 proposed budget is $19.383 million, an increase of $969,500 from the 2014 approved budget. A carryover

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2014

    2 dead following tower collapse

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    BLAINE — A pair of communications towers fell Tuesday morning in rural Pottawatomie County, killing two people. Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Chris Trudo confirmed at around noon that one person was dead another person had been transported to Onaga Community Hospital in serious condition following

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2014

    Tallgrass expansion on agenda

    Tallgrass Brewing Company’s proposed expansion will be discussed during the city commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tallgrass is planning a move to the former Western Wireless Call Center at 5960 Technology Circle in Corporate Technology Park, according to a proposal coming to the commission.

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2014

    Commission approves childcare fee increase

    The Riley County Commission approved a request from the Riley County Health Department at its regular Monday meeting, allowing an increase in the fee structure for child-care licensing. Breva Spencer, the child-care licensing surveyor for the department, said the new fee plan would be on

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2014

    $1M Powerball ticket sold in northeast Kansas

    A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in northeast Kansas for the March 22 drawing, according to the Kansas Lottery. The lucky ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball, in Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing are 13-28-31-55

  • Local |Education | March 23, 2014

    Rock Creek senior scores home run with exit project

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    He did indeed build it, and people did, indeed, come. He’s also heard plenty of “Field of Dreams” references in the past year. Ryan Schneider went beyond the requirements of his senior exit project for Rock Creek High School this year and built a

  • Local | March 23, 2014

    Program to help manage flood risk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday announced a pilot project to help Manhattan property owners manage flood risks. The project is intended to help those in the Big Blue River floodplain use tools such as home elevations, flood-proofing and — possibly — buyouts, according

  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Drought means higher food costs

    Many of your favorite products at the grocery store are going to cost more, says Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. “When consumers walk in the grocery store, they are going to have to continue to juggle what they put

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