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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | August 15, 2014

    Will the new Onaga hospital put others out of business?


    Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 15, 2014

    County approves budget of with half-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners passed their 2015 budget Thursday after a public hearing yielded no response. The maximum expenditures for next year are set at $49,699,457, an increase of $5,261,738 over the 2014 budget. The budget also includes a mill-levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 15, 2014

    Judge sentences Quality Inn shooter to 18 months in prison

    WESTMORELAND – Tears were shed Thursday afternoon in Pottawatomie County District court as Judge Jeffrey Elder sentenced Dustin Monroe to 18 months in prison for his role in a December shooting incident at the Manhattan Quality Inn and Suites. The 34-year-old Wamego man in May pleaded no

  • Local |Business | August 14, 2014

    Aggieville: Ball drop is staying put

    Aggieville hasn’t dropped the ball on the ball drop. Representatives of the Aggieville Business Association say they had no intention of letting the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration end — or leave the district — after Varney’s Bookstore owners announced in June they would

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | August 14, 2014

    K-State expert says US should avoid military action in Iraq


    In the complicated and bloody feud between Iraq’s people and the Islamic State, the world is wondering what to make of the crisis that has killed at least hundreds of people. Americans are also wondering how much involvement the United States should have in

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 14, 2014

    Health officials undergo FEMA training institute

    In a world that can be unpredictable, officials at the Riley County Health Department officials decided to undergo training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Earlier this month, health department director Brenda Nickel and public health emergency preparedness coordinator Jason Orr traveled to the FEMA

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 14, 2014

    Purple Power Play set for 2nd year at City Park with music, carnival

    Purple Power Play in the Park is returning on Aug. 28 and 29 at City Park. The festival will remain in City Park after moving there in 2013 because of construction on Poyntz Avenue, the longtime host for the event. The annual event, which began in 1988, is a

  • Local |Business | August 13, 2014

    How the under-40 set is making its mark in Manhattan business


    Ask the movers and shakers around town, and they’ll tell you that Manhattan commerce is filled with a pool of talented young professionals ready to fill positions in a dynamic, growing business scene here. Not only that, but you’ll notice that this new

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 13, 2014

    Commission wants deadline for fixes to justice center


    Pottawatomie County Commissioners want written assurance that 13 warranty items at the new justice center at Westmoreland will be handled in a timely manner. Commissioners Monday declined to approve a final payment of $39,351 to Treanor Architects and KBS, the project’s general contractor, until it received

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 13, 2014

    K-State device among Top 100 technologies of the year

    Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year’s Top 100 newly developed technologies. R&D Magazine is recognizing Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team with a 2014 R&

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