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  • Obituaries | June 04, 2014


    Kevin Wayne Crow, 51, of Shawnee, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at his home. The family provided the following information. As a teenager growing up in Topeka, Kevin could usually be found at the local golf course with his brother and friends playing 36-plus holes of golf in

  • Football | June 04, 2014

    K-State adds junior college quarterback

    Kansas State wasted little time filling the hole left at quarterback by Daniel Sams. The Wildcats have signed junior college quarterback Taylor Laird, which gives the team another viable candidate to backup Jake Waters. With Sams’ departure, the battle for the backup job this fall

  • Editorials | June 03, 2014

    ‘Prisoner’ swap sets dangerous precedent

    President Barack Obama’s decision to release five high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of a U.S. prisoner of war, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, involves two conflicting American principles. One is that our nation properly goes to great lengths to secure the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2014

    Officials investigating cause of 12-car derailment in Frankfort


    FRANKFORT — The Monday morning calm was disrupted by a deafening snap and the thuds of train cars crashing to the ground when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed near the Kansas Highway 9 crossing. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., according to Union Pacific officials.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 03, 2014

    Opera performance in Wichita’s Orpheum a delight


    The Wichita Grand Opera company has gotten some flattering attention recently—in February, in the Metropolitan Opera’s Opera News story about WGO’s “William Tell” production, for example. So when last weekend’s Riverfest kept the company’s production out of their usual Century 2

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2014

    3 running unopposed as deadline passes

    The filing deadline for party-affiliated candidates passed Monday without any opponents for the area incumbents in the Kansas House who chose to run. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, are running unopposed in the 51st, 66th and 67th District races, respectively.

  • Local |Education | June 03, 2014

    Board to discuss virtual school, iPads

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss its online education program, the purchase of iPads at Marlatt Elementary School and a number of maintenance projects at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Manhattan Virtual Academy was approved by the board in March after the school district

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Nonprofit seeks $5,000 for local health initiatives

    Community Health Ministry, Wamego, renewed its request for county funding Monday, asking the Pottawatomie County Commission for $5,000 for the coming fiscal year. “With needs increasing…it takes money to do what we do,” Ben Meek, CHM executive director, told commissioners. Meek said Community Health Ministry

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Sales tax receipts for 2014 still below estimates

    Manhattan is still behind in terms of the city’s 2014 sales tax budget. The city collected $859,419 from sales taxes in late April and early May, according to the latest report. That’s $21,437 lower than the budgeted total. The actual sales tax receipts of $4,334,059 are behind $15,837

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2014

    1-year-old Clay Center boy killed in accident

    A toddler died Monday night after being hit by an SUV as it was leaving a parking lot. At about 8:05 p.m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 1-year-old Kael Dame, of Clay Center, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 58-year-old Peggy

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