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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2013

    County reduces tax increase

    The Riley County Commission completed a budget work session Monday that led to lowering the proposed property tax increase from 3.1 mills to 2.7 mills. But those proposed reductions came at a price: reductions in requested funding for several outside organizations. The net result is a proposed 2014

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2013

    Three from K-State receive Fulbright scholarships

    Two new Kansas State University graduates and one undergraduate student will travel abroad within the next year as part of Fulbright programs. Rob Breeden, junior in biology and premedicine, Overland Park, received a Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship through the U.S.-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss sequestration effects

    The USD 383 school board will hear about the effects of sequestration on Title I funds during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The funds have been reduced by $120,795 or 11.03 percent for the 2013-14 school year. Title I funds are given

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2013

    Kansas to get additional support for retired soldiers

    The Kansas Board of Regents announced Monday that it is partnering in a new KanVet website to serve as a central, comprehensive resource for services the state provides to veterans. KanVet will connect veterans with higher education information and job searching tools designed specifically for

  • Local |Traffic | July 02, 2013

    Roll-over accident on Deep Creek Road

    A St Marys man was hospitalized after overturning his car in the 2100 block of Deep Creek Road Monday evening. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Darrin Walter, 19, was driving his 2002 Honda passenger car eastbound on the road when he lost control, rolling over in the north ditch.

  • Local | July 02, 2013

    Estabrook running for U.S. Senate

    Aaron Estabrook, who is to join the Manhattan-Ogden School Board Wednesday night, has announced that he is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate. Estabrook would run as an independent “under the banner of ‘The Moderate Party of Kansas.’” More coming in tonight’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2013

    KSU officials say enrollment cap is up for discussion following legislative reductions

    Kansas State University will start discussions that could lead to an enrollment cap in the fall . If that does occur, KSU President Kirk Schulz said the blame goes to the legislators for not providing enough money for higher education institutions. Kansas State officials estimated an

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    Sales tax numbers down in June

    City sales tax revenues lagged again in June compared to the same month of 2012, the fifth time in six months that has been the case. The city received $834,877 in sales tax revenue this June, about $7,000 less than the $841,600 received during the same month a year

  • Local | July 01, 2013

    Wrapup acts make a big hit with Sunday crowd

    Like all good things, Country Stampede had to come to an end. It did so Sunday with a performance by Miranda Lambert , and a private show for VIP campers by Morgan Frazier. Frazier, who also performed her public show Sunday, is an up and coming

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    City plan on Tuesday agenda

    City commissioners are expected Tuesday to initiate an effort to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The update to the 2003 plan is expected to modify the goals, guiding principle and policies governing the growth of the city for the next 25 years. Riley and Pottawatomie county

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