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  • 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

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    Commissioners agree: Streets need work


    City commissioners agreed Tuesday that the declining state of streets is a problem that will need to be dealt with in the next 10 years. Director of public works Dale Houdeshell told commissioners that a majority of the city’s local, collector and arterial streets are

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    7th-annual pink rodeo to benefit cancer research center

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association will have its seventh annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo Friday, July 26, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2013

    K-State study on role of protein in bacteria could improve antibiotics

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    City to hold public meeting on interchange improvements

    The city of Manhattan and Alfred Benesch and Company will host an open house to educate citizens and gather input regarding potential improvements at the K-18 and K-113 interchange. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Sunset Zoo, 2233 Oak

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 09, 2013

    City: Working toward no tax rate hike

    At tonight’s commission meeting, the city decided for another work session to discuss social services funding and personnel costs to get mill levy increase to zero.

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