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  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Residential construction still rising

    Residential construction continues to flourish in Pottawatomie County. Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday that building permits issued for new dwellings totaled 63 through the first six months of 2014––the highest number in at least the past five years. The total is two more

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Junction City man sentenced to 5 years for child pornography

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Junction City man to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on a charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view. Scott Deppish, 43, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according to a press release from

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Two K-State students earn Fulbright awards

    Kansas State University is continuing its legacy of producing Fulbright award winners to represent the United States. Adam Miller, a May 2012 master’s degree graduate in Spanish second language acquisition, Overland Park, is a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. student grant recipient to Argentina, and Jacob

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Taking smartphone break improves employee well-being, research finds

    Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play “Angry Birds” or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research. In his latest research, Sooyeol Kim, doctoral student in psychological sciences,

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Salvation Army observes Christmas in July

    The Salvation Army, in partnership with local businesses, is launching a “Christmas in July” fundraising campaign. The organization will be collecting donations in kettles placed in various businesses around town, including Bob’s Diner, McAllister’s, Varney’s, On the Wildside and others. Donations to

  • 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


    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,

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