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  • 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

  • Local |Education | July 01, 2013

    A trio of board departees

    Twenty-five years of experience exited the USD 383 school board when Pete Paukstelis, Walt Pesaresi and Beth Tatarko wrapped up their terms with a final board meeting Wednesday. Since 2001, when Pesaresi was first elected, the three have seen the lows of two elementary schools closing due

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2013

    National program to support first-generation students

    Through a highly competitive selection process, Kansas State University has emerged as one of the next program sites for First Scholars, a national program aimed at increasing graduation rates among first-generation students. As the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree, these

  • Local | July 01, 2013

    GPS helps locate stolen cellphone

    A man used his GPS to track down the person who took his phone while at a bar in Aggieville over the weekend. Braden Erickson, 24, 1100 block of Claflin, told police someone took his cell phone while he was at Kites. He tracked the phone to

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    A relatively uneventful festival

    With lower temperatures and some help from event organizers, Country Stampede went very well from a safety standpoint, officials said Monday. Larry Couchman, the county’s emergency services director, said overall numbers were down from the previous year. Couchman reported that EMS saw around 383 patients,

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 30, 2013

    Local entities want to get out from under new law’s terms ... but at what cost?

    A new law that goes into effect Monday requires cities, counties and higher education institutions to permit the concealed carry of weapons inside their buildings unless they specifically seek an exemption from the law. Local bodies affected by the law are exercising their opportunity to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2013

    Clay County attorney critical of Bosch departure

    For the third time in three weeks, District Judge John Bosch set aside a plea agreement Thursday, this time handing a more lenient sentence to a man accused of starting a fire at a construction site in the summer of 2012. The case is out of

  • Local |Business | June 30, 2013

    Ice company opens

    N’ICE, a wholesale ice company, is opening to fill a void left by Manhattan Ice during the south-end redevelopment project.  N’ICE sells eight and 20 pound bags of ice, and delivers to Manhattan and surrounding area.  To ask for quotes or to

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