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State Fire Marshal releases name of deceased in Pott County blaze

The State Fire Marshal has released the name of a man who died in a Dec. 26th fire in Pottawatomie County. The State Fire Marshal Wednesday morning says 35-year-old Wade Parkhurst of Wamego was the fatality victim located within the residence after the blaze. This information is still pending official identification from the medical examiner’s [...]

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By | 2018-01-03T10:19:49-06:00 January 3rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on State Fire Marshal releases name of deceased in Pott County blaze

Wamego firefighter dies after New Year’s Day response

A Wamego firefighter has died following a fall on New Year’s Day, according to a news release from the Wamego Fire Department this morning. The WFD says firefighter John Randle sustained a life-threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service following the completed response to a structure fire during the early morning [...]

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By | 2018-01-03T06:22:41-06:00 January 3rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego firefighter dies after New Year’s Day response

St. George family escapes New Year’s Day house fire

A St. George family is without a home after a fire early Monday morning. The home of Rodney and Terri Schump in St. George Kansas caught fire in the process of thawing frozen water pipes. It’s suspected cobwebs and lint in the crawl space below the home ignited. Both occupants of the home were able [...]

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By | 2018-01-02T10:54:05-06:00 January 2nd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on St. George family escapes New Year’s Day house fire

Manhattan sales tax reports “somewhat disappointing”

Manhattan sales tax numbers ended the year in a somewhat disappointing fashion according to City Finance Director Bernie Hayen. December figures, which generally reflect October sales across the community, indicate $912,482 collected compared to  $960,447 last December. The net budget impact for the month is listed a negative $89,736, and negative $273,341 for the year. [...]

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By | 2017-12-28T08:47:04-06:00 December 28th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan sales tax reports “somewhat disappointing”

Two injured in Pottawatomie County accident

Two people were injured in a Wednesday morning accident in Pottawatomie County on K-99. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  Gary Hodges, 62, of Saint George was taken to KU Medical Center in Kansas City, with Mathias Hodges, 14, taken to the Wamego Hospital. Gary Hodges was driving a Mercury Mountaineer southbound on 99 when [...]

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By | 2017-12-28T05:55:38-06:00 December 28th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Two injured in Pottawatomie County accident

Fire engulfs machine shop near Eskridge, loss estimated at $100K

A machine shop near Eskridge was found fully engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office. Property managers in the 15000 block of Mission Valley Road called 911 at 5:17 a.m. to report a structure fire on the property. Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office dispatched three fire [...]

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By | 2017-12-27T11:49:21-06:00 December 27th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Fire engulfs machine shop near Eskridge, loss estimated at $100K

Manhattan will see utility rate changes in 2018

On January 1st, the city of Manhattan will see changes in water and sewer rates. After the first of the new year, most customers will see an increase in their bill with the average residential combined water and sewer bill going up from $58.82 to $59.84. That is a $1.02 increase. However, the average combined [...]

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By | 2017-12-27T09:44:13-06:00 December 27th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan will see utility rate changes in 2018

Large bond arrest by Riley County Police

A Junction City man faces a $250,000 bond for probation violation following his arrest by Riley County Police late Tuesday morning.  Israel Maldonado, 45, was taken into custody at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center on Seth Child at 11:50 a.m. Maldonado was arrested earlier this month in Manhattan on several charges which included fleeing [...]

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By | 2017-12-27T07:28:12-06:00 December 27th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Large bond arrest by Riley County Police

Stonestreet surprises K-State band with new box truck Saturday

K-State alum and award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet gave the K-State Marching Band an early Christmas gift Saturday. The Emmy Award-winning “Modern Family” star surprised the Pride of Wildcat Land with a new box truck to transport equipment for road games just before the band left for the Cactus Bowl in Arizona. ABOVE: KSU Alum Eric [...]

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By | 2017-12-26T18:04:34-06:00 December 26th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Stonestreet surprises K-State band with new box truck Saturday

K-State, Butler Community College to partner on drone degree program

EL DORADO — Two higher education institutions in Kansas are partnering allow students to get a degree in drone-flying. The Wichita Eagle reports that Butler Community College announced on Tuesday its partnership with Kansas State University to offer an associate’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems. Some high school students can take the classes offered through [...]

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By | 2017-12-26T11:53:06-06:00 December 26th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on K-State, Butler Community College to partner on drone degree program