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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2014

    Church brings Ash Wednesday rite to campus

    Ashes.phatch

    Ash Wednesday was even more accessible for busy students Wednesday morning at K-State’s Bosco Plaza. Rev. Patrick Funston, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, along with campus ministry intern Taylor Mather, was on campus providing ashes for anyone who wanted them as a

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 05, 2014

    NBAF start waiting on Congress

    Once the good vibes of President Barack Obama’s proposed final $300 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) have come and gone, there’s still the matter of getting the funding through Congress. That’s a critical matter in terms of

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | March 05, 2014

    City tackles K-18/113 interchange

    City commissioners appear ready to move forward with K-18/K-113 interchange improvements after discussions Tuesday. The commission didn’t take any action, but expressed support for turning the K-18 and K-113 intersection into a diverging diamond, which is designed to handle large volumes of left-turning

  • Local |Business | March 05, 2014

    Stormont-Vail suing county for man’s medical bill

    Stormont-Vail HealthCare Inc. in Topeka is suing Riley County for an unpaid medical bill for a person who was arrested two years ago. According to police records, the medical bill concerns care for Jason Fisher of Marysville, who was injured on Feb. 19, 2011 after he fled

  • Local |Business | March 05, 2014

    Ray’s Apple Market east to close

    The Ray’s Apple Market grocery store at 222 N. Sixth St. is closing, the owners announced Wednesday. A liquidation of inventory will begin March 12, and once the inventory is depleted, the store will close, owners Mike and Nelda Floersch said. The Sixth Street location, which

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2014

    K-State vet students learn about legislative process

    Two days in the nation’s capital will have a lasting impact on two students from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. On a break from learning how to treat animals, first-year student Kelsey Sparrow, Overland Park, and second-year student Penelope Burchfiel,

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2014

    Obama’s budget allots $300M for NBAF

    The last funding piece to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) puzzle is included in President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The budget proposal released Tuesday includes $300 million to initiate construction in FY 15 on the NBAF main laboratory, which will be the

  • Local |Agriculture | March 04, 2014

    Farm mom of the year has plenty to say on agriculture

    Debbie lyons-blythe.phatch

    PAXICO — It’s entirely fair to call her one of the nation’s best-known agriculture spokespeople. Not to mention the busiest. The farm wife does everything: pull calves, bale hay, shop for groceries, keep watch over five kids (often supporting them in person), cook breakfast,

  • Local |Business | March 04, 2014

    Existing home values on rise in county

    Right on pace with the values of residential property in Riley County, which were announced last week, the average value of existing homes in the county is also on the rise. Greg McHenry, Riley County appraiser, said there has also been a jump in new

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

    Body identified as Peterson’s

    A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January. The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

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