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  • Local |Business | August 29, 2013

    August sales taxes down after big rise in July

    August sales tax receipts reversed a July boomlet and resumed a pattern of retreat that has generally held through 2013. Data made public by city officials Thursday showed that the city received $848,704 in sales tax receipts during the month, about $30,000 less than was received during the

  • Local |Kansas State University |Fort Riley | August 29, 2013

    K-State, Fort Riley renew partnership at ceremony

    Kansas State University and Fort Riley renewed their military-to-university community partnership at a signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon on the K-State campus. K-State president Kirk Schulz and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, signed a document reinforcing the

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    First night includes appearances by Bill, Willie

    The first night of Purple Power Play on Poyntz, a community-wide kick-off to the football season, commenced Wednesday with a slightly different name and location. This year, the event is known as Purple Power Play in the Park because of the need to relocate it

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    County ponders new fire station

    The Riley County Rural Fire Department is on its way to adding another fire station in the rural parts of the county. The new station is being created to serve areas north of the city previously served by the Tatarrax substation prior to that area’

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    OZtoberFest guests include Baum descendants, memorabilia collector and Oz books author

    The 2013 Organizing Committee of OZtoberFest today announced its lineup of special guests for the Wamego festival September 27 to 29. Heading the package are two great-grandsons of L. Frank Baum, and 13 other full-length timeless Oz fantasies for children. This is the Ninth Annual OZtoberFest in the Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2013

    State fair to host K-State Day

    The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday. Special outdoor exhibits will

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    Alma man to run as Libertarian in governor race

    An Alma man said Thursday he will seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor in 2014. Keen A. Umbehr filed his candidacy with the Kansas Secretary of State. In doing so, Umbehr said his top priorities would be accountability and transparency at all levels of

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2013

    Flash mob marks anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

    Mob.phatch

    11:52 am: On Bosco Plaza in front of the Union, K-State student Stephon Hardbridge yelled “I have a dream,” and began clapping his hands and stomping his feet. Quickly, another student from farther away joined him. Eventually, more than a dozen people met to combine dance

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 28, 2013

    Changes add 450 properties to floodplain

    The owners of about 450 local properties would find those properties affected by revised FEMA floodplain boundaries, city officials said Wednesday. If the floodplain revisions are adopted as they currently are drawn, owners of those properties will be required to purchase flood insurance for any structures

  • Local | August 28, 2013

    Stampede to appear on Travel Channel

    What does Country Stampede have in common with the Kentucky Derby and the BBQ World Championship? As of Sept. 1, all will have been featured on a new show on the Travel Channel focusing on fan experiences at major events. The show, titled “Fandemonium” and featuring

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