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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Erickson to lead KSU professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela Erickson will join Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology on Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at Washburn University, Topeka, where she

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 05, 2014

    Preliminary primary election results

    Gubernatorial race R-Sam Brownback 1164,319 votes   63% R-Jennifer Winn 95,373 votes 37% Secretary of State R-Kris Kobach 164,396 votes 65% R-Scott Morgan 89,320 votes 35% United States House of Representatives District 1 (R) R-Tim Huelskamp 42,166 votes 55%  R-Alan LaPolice 34,671 votes 45% United States House of Representatives District 1 (D) D-James E. Sherow 7,545 votes 61%  D-Bryan

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | August 05, 2014

    Riley man killed in crash at bridge

    A Riley man died and a Kansas State University student is in critical condition after a head-on collision Monday afternoon in the 16300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard near the Fancy Creek bridge. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that at about 4:40 p.m., 32-year-old Steven Farnsworth

  • Local |Business | August 05, 2014

    RSVP expands scope to include younger volunteers

    After 40 years as a 55-and-older volunteer organization, RSVP of the Flint Hills, as it was previously known, is no more. Now called the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, the organization is reaching down to the younger generation as an 11-and-older volunteer organization. Lori Bishop, the center’

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 05, 2014

    Proposed budget would lower tax levy

    The property tax levy in Pottawatomie County will decrease slightly if commissioners adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015. Commissioners Monday approved for publication a budget with a total tax levy of 25.724 mills — a decrease from the current tax of 26.011 mills. An increase of more

  • Local |Education | August 05, 2014

    Board to wrap up budget talks, discuss privacy policy

    USD 383 school board members are set to have one of their last budget discussions about the 2015 fiscal year on Wednesday. According to agenda information, a current consideration is to raise the mill levy to 52.49 mills, up 0.04 from fiscal year 2014.  A mill is $1 in tax

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 05, 2014

    K-State makes infrastructure improvements

    Revitalizing Kansas State University’s building infrastructure will continue to be a common theme during the 2014-15 academic year. “Building and maintaining quality facilities for students, faculty and staff are vital to K-State becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025,” said Kansas State University President

  • Local |Business | August 04, 2014

    Officials: Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near-record attendance


    The 2014 Riley County Fair ended last weekend, and some numbers are in the books. Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson touted the fair as a success and said that the Kaw Valley Rodeo saw near record attendance. “We had another great fair,” Wilson told county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 04, 2014

    Man who died at Pillsbury was 21 years old

    State officials on Monday identified the victim of a drowning Saturday afternoon at Pillsbury Crossing as Anthony Strange Jr., 21, of Topeka. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported Strange drowned while attempting to swim across Deep Creek at the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 04, 2014

    Commissioners to vote on budget, rezoning

    City commissioners will vote on the 2015 budget at their meeting Tuesday. The commission agreed to publish the budget as presented July 22, but at the work session, a majority of commissioners expressed an interest in lowering the property tax mill levy by moving eight capital improvement

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