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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 07, 2014

    Official: Nixing tax would cost county

    WESTMORELAND – Elimination of the mortgage registration tax in Kansas would cost Pottawatomie County about $1 million in revenue, register of deeds Betty Abitz told county commissioners Monday. Abitz briefed the commission on proposed legislation by the Kansas Bankers’ Association and Kansas Association of Realtors to have

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 07, 2014

    History professor leaves $400,000 to KSU in will

    A retired Kansas State University history professor’s will provided more than $400,000 for the university. The money from George Dent Wilcoxon, who died in 2012, will create two undergraduate scholarships in history and a fellowship for a graduate student in history. Both funds will be named

  • Local | January 06, 2014

    Cold temps short of record


    It’s cold, but not that cold. The high on Sunday was a frigid 11 degrees Fahrenheit and the overnight low was minus-10. But those temperatures didn’t even get close to the records. Kansas State University Research and Extension climatologist Mary Knapp said the coldest

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Kobach letter: RCPD finds no voter fraud

    Prompted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Riley County police recently investigated five cases of possible voter fraud. They found no evidence of wrongdoing. Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson and Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen said Monday that the investigation was prompted by

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Sherow considers run against Huelskamp

    Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow is considering running against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., for the 1st District seat in Congress. Sherow, K-State history professor and city commissioner from 2007 to 2012, officially formed his exploratory committee on Jan. 1. Huelskamp is up for reelection in November.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Commissioners approve wages

    County commissioners approved 2014 wages and salaries for all county employees and elected officials at their regular Monday meeting. In other business, they decided to table bids received for a portable radio contract for the county fire department and EMS. Commissioner Ron Wells said they tabled

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Army Corp of Engineers: Levee needs raised

    Dam the levee. It needs to be raised. City commissioners plan to hear a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on raising the levee at their regular meeting Tuesday night. When the levee was constructed, it was supposed to hold up to 110,000

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 06, 2014

    Accused rapist pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of rape today pleaded not guilty to each of the seven sex crime charges lodged against him. Christopher Bates, 31, appeared in Riley County District Court for his arraignment, where the charges against him were read by Judge David Stutzman. Bates

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 06, 2014

    Eighty percent of American toddlers at risk for high blood pressure

    New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets - and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Riley County Health Department changes scheduling practices

    The Riley County Health Department changed its service delivery after a patient flow analysis. The health department has switched many of its services from walk-in only to open access scheduling, a type of scheduling that allows for same day or next day appointments.  By

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