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

    Man arrested for attempting to flee

    Around 2:15 a.m. Friday, a police officer noticed someone driving fast and crossing over lanes on Bluemont Avenue, according to RCPD Lt. Michael Quintanar. The officer pursued the driver, later identified as Daniel Arnwine, 31, 920 Fourth St. A second officer observed the vehicle traveling at high

  • Local |Education | January 03, 2013

    Another person files for Rock Creek school board

    Another candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for a spot on the USD 323 Rock Creek school board. Norbert Marek filed with the Pottawatomie County Clerk’s Office to run for Position 5 on the board. He is the second candidate to file for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 03, 2013

    KSU director joins military organization

    Art DeGroat, director of military affairs at Kansas State University and a retired Army lieutenant colonel, has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Board of the All Glory Project. The project is a national nonprofit organization that promotes equine- and animal-assisted therapy

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 02, 2013

    Reps unhappy with passage of ‘cliff’ measure

    Members of the Kansas Congressional delegation expressed displeasure with the way the government conducts business after passage late Tuesday of a measure designed to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Congress had to pass a budget deal to stop the automatic tax increases across the board

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 02, 2013

    NBAF land transfer completed

    Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the state’s Congressional Delegation announced Wednesday the formal transfer of the proposed site of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) to the U.S. Department of Homeland. The action is considered a key but expected step in

  • Local | January 02, 2013

    Snow drives crowd indoors for most of Aggieville ball drop

    Falling snow and freezing temperatures kept the crowds huddled inside until minutes before the ball dropped during the 10th annual Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday. “I wish it was about 10 degrees warmer,” said Devin Randal, a member of Reckless Rebellion, the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 02, 2013

    K-State sets enrollment, donation records, looks to 2025

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    Kansas State showed itself to be a university on the rise in 2012. Records set during the year include 24,378 students enrolled this fall, $121 million in donations in fiscal year 2012, $25.8 million in athletic support and the participation of 91,975 alumni in various ways. With the growth in students

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 02, 2013

    Commission irked about justice center

    Pottawatomie County commissioners expressed frustration Monday with the general contractor for the new justice center after receiving what they considered unwarranted change order requests. Trisha Fruendt of SMH Consultants presented three change order requests during her weekly project update, but commissioners became increasingly annoyed that

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 31, 2012

    Fiscal cliff may affect local companies

    The deadline is midnight for Congress to pass a budget deal that would prevent taxes from increasing to levels in existence during the Clinton administration. Along with the 2 percent increase in payroll tax, Congress’ failure to beat the Jan. 1 deadline for avoiding the so-called “fiscal

  • Local | December 31, 2012

    2012 marked by drought, warm temps

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    The key word for weather in 2012 was dry. For much of the year, the state battled extreme drought that threatened crops and wildlife, and depleted water supplies. “The latest is that we’re still in extreme drought in our area,” state climatologist Mary Knapp said. “

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