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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2013

    Arguments about money top predicator of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to a Kansas State University researcher. “Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of divorce,” said Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 11, 2013

    Clerical error leads to big cuts from Riley County departments

    At Thursday’s county budget work session, commissioners proposed a mill levy increase of 1.9 mills. Commissioners had originally envisioned that level of increase. But then they discovered that due to a clerical error a cost of living allowance they had intended to authorize had been

  • Local |Traffic | July 11, 2013

    K-18 facing shutdowns next week

    Officials have announced a plan to close the eastbound and westbound lanes of K-18 during night hours next week. The plan is to close the highway from east of Scenic Drive to west of K-113 (Seth Child Road) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. next

  • Local |Traffic |Business |Government, Politics | July 11, 2013

    Proposal developed to alter major intersection, surrounding area

    Rumored changes to the K-18 and K-113 interchange have some business owners concerned about the potential for adverse impact on those businesses. The concern appears to focus on the intersection of Fort Riley Boulevard and Richards Drive, close to a larger intersection of Fort Riley

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 11, 2013

    K-State donors set new record with $152 million

    Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts, pledges and future commitments totaling $152 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. This figure sets a new record in total gift activity in the 69-year history of the Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 11, 2013

    Wabaunsee County Sheriff looking for more information about alleged theft

    At approximately 12:42 p.m. Monday a Wabaunsee County resident noticed an unfamiliar person driving a neighbor’s 2003 Chevy 3/4-ton truck, which was loaded with several items, on Wabaunsee Road West of Alma. The individual alerted the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, whose officers located the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 11, 2013

    JC man arrested for child porn charges

    Junction City officers arrested a 28-year-old man Tuesday after they allegedly found child pornography on his home computer. Officials said Sean Vincent, a Fort Riley soldier, was arrested for five counts of possessing child pornography and possession of a controlled substance after officers executed a

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 11, 2013

    Plant pathology named best in U.S.

    The U.S. National Research Council has ranked Kansas State University’s department of plant pathology as the No. 1 plant pathology department in the nation. The council’s most recent Ranking of Plant Sciences Graduate Schools lists the university’s plant pathology department at No. 10

  • Local |Traffic | July 11, 2013

    Upcoming Poyntz and Humbolt closures

    Beginning Monday, July 15, N. 4th Street between Poyntz Avenue and Humbolt Street will be closed to traffic and street parking. Traffic will be detoured to 3rd and 5th Streets. Parking will be available in the Humbolt City parking lot, mall parking lot and side streets.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    City to zero out tax-rate increase

    City commissioners decided Tuesday evening to schedule another budget work session to reduce a proposed 26% property tax mill levy increase to zero. Commissioners have spent several budget sessions over the past month reducing the proposed levy, which as of Tuesday was 43.699 mills. The question commissioners

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