Monday, November 30, 2015


  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    Regional council hires planning manager

    The Flint Hills Regional Council hired Jennifer Jordan as its regional planning manager. Jordan will be responsible for provision of comprehensive land use and policy planning as well as research and analytical services for the municipalities and counties of the Flint Hills Region Council. Jordan

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    GTM announces three new vice presidents

    GTM Sportswear announced three vice president promotions from within the company. Miranda Hardenburger, vice president of sales, has been with GTM since 2001, starting out as the receptionist.  She moved into sales and has held many roles throughout the department, including the establishment of GTM

  • Local |Business | November 21, 2015

    Prairiewood Retreat opens HomePlace

    Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve opened the HomePlace at Prairiewood, a new lodging option with two private bedroom and bathroom suites. Features of the HomePlace rooms include oversized whirlpool tub, gas fireplaces, and spa-style bathrooms. Prairiewood regularly hosts weddings, corporate retreats and special events. It is

  • November 21, 2015

    Town reaches out to help those suffering from war

    What can you and I do to promote world peace? That may sound like a question in the Miss America pageant, but today we’ll learn about a rural Kansas community that took specific action to help a war-torn community halfway around the globe. That

  • Gardening | November 21, 2015

    Some hardy flowers are still in bloom


    My Rocket Cherry snapdragons have continued to produce red blooms late into the season. Often the end of blooming comes in mid-October with a frost. I grew them in a container with Lobularia Giga White. The red and white color combination with the green leaves

  • Columns | November 21, 2015

    Kurds bring good news in battle against ISIS

    In spite of the horrific events in Paris, there has been good news in the battle against the Islamic State. First, the U.S. Army’s wonderful electronic intelligence found Jihadi John, the British citizen and ISIS terrorist famous for the televised slaughter of American

  • Football | November 21, 2015

    Wildcats rally from 21 down to beat Cyclones, 38-35


    Christmas came early for Kansas State on Saturday with Iowa State’s Mike Warren and Joel Lanning sharing the role of Santa Claus. K-State scored 10 points in the final 42 seconds after a pair of Cyclone turnovers to finish an improbable fourth-quarter comeback and give the

  • Local |Traffic |Education | November 20, 2015

    ATA to launch fixed bus routes in JC early next year

    The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency will begin running fixed routes in Junction City in early 2016. Agency director Anne Smith said Thursday the ATA Bus routes would likely start in February with three buses ordered for them. She spoke during the joint city of Manhattan,

  • Local |Business | November 20, 2015

    With fewer zoning exemptions, older properties tougher to sell

    You’d think a real estate agent who just snagged contracts to sell seven houses valued at more than $750,000 would be thrilled. Instead, Loren Pepperd of G & A Real Estate is frustrated, because he’s looking at a puzzle that might be unsolvable for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2015

    Arand gets life for killing uncle

    A Belvue man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 death of his uncle. Christopher Arand, 37, admitted to killing 70-year-old Larry Arand just before a jury trial was scheduled to begin in October. According to an arrest affidavit, Arand told police that

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