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  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | July 04, 2013

    Title I funding reduced

    USD 383’s Title I funds have been reduced $120,795 for the 2013-14 school year, but carryover funds will cover the cuts, according to federal sequestration information presented at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. Six elementary schools are deemed Title I schools and receive federal money

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    25 arrested during festival

    Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    Burglary, thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2013

    As America changes so does the fabric of its flag

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 03, 2013

    9 students from Nepal indicted for fraud

    Nine K-State students from Nepal were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on federal charges of visa fraud. The 15-page indictment alleges the students conspired to maintain their non-immigrant visas by falsely claiming they possessed the required funds to pursue their studies and support themselves

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2013

    At odds over ATA bus

    City commissioners disagreed Tuesday about whether to allow ATA Bus to place a bus stop in the 500 block of Leavenworth Street. The issue was downtown parking. Commissioner Wynn Butler said he would vote against allowing the bus service to place a stop on the block

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2013

    KDOT agrees to actions following EPA water complaint

    The Kansas Department of Transportation will pay a $477,500 fine and require a pollution-prevention class for its employees as part of the remedial actions it agreed to in response to civil action by the Environmental Protection Agency filed on Monday. The EPA found three road construction

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2013

    Pottawatomie County Commission considers gun law options

    Concealed carry or expensive security: that’s the choice facing Pottawatomie County commissioners as a result of legislation adopted by the 2013 Kansas Legislature and signed into law by the governor. HB 2052 modifies the Personal and Family Protection Act to allow the possession of firearms in

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2013

    American flag has changed over the years

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2013

    The history of the stars and stripes

    Before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, when some colonists still believed America would retain some loyalty to Great Britain, the first American flag featured the British Union Jack in place of the 50 stars known today, along with 13 stripes to represent the colonies. Although

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