Riley County commissioners on Monday approved sending two change orders for the fire station project in Leonardville to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins presented the change orders.

The first order calls for tapping the main water line and relocating of the meter pit at Riley County Fire Station No. 6. Larson Construction of Manhattan will complete the project, which costs $7,101.25.

The second order adds 10 days to the construction project due to bad weather.

“I’m pretty satisfied. This will probably take care of us,” Collins said.

The total cost for the project is about $1.15 million. The next step is the final approval by the USDA. The fire station project is funded by the USDA.

Kansas State University Horticulture Extension Agent Gregg Eyestone previewed the Riley County Fair, which begins July 25.

“It’s kind of fun to participate, doesn’t really matter what kind of ribbon you get,” Eyestone said. “But it’s fun to put something in the fair and to be a part of the community activity that we have.”

Additionally, Riley County Noxious Weed Department Director Michael Boller reported officials recently sprayed county roads for field bindweed and musk thistle, which has increased compared to previous years.

“It’s just the ideal conditions,” Boller said.

The department is following up with spraying across the county in spots.