John Raymond Brumbaugh, 62, of Junction City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Geary Community Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. The beloved son and brother went home to be with his Lord and Savior, the family said.  John .

  • Local leaders prepare for meeting with Army

    Community leaders are preparing in force for a meeting next month to talk about Fort Riley ahead of a potential troop reduction at the military installation. John Armbrust, the executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, talked about strategies .


    William R. “Cork” Umphrey, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, to Walter and Rose Umphrey in Kansas City, Mo. Cork was a contractor and real estate broker. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Ella; children, Ray (Linda) .

  • Starnes named USD 329 superintendent

    Riley County Superintendent Brad Starnes has been hired as the new superintendent for Mill Creek Valley USD 329. The board announced the decision to staff members after a special meeting Monday. Starnes, who resigned from his post at Riley County USD 378 .


    Shirley Rogers, 77, of Ogden, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 1, 1937, in Huron. She was the daughter of Karl and Lauretta (Morehead) Hudson. On April 24, 1954, in Ogden she was united in .

  • Six running for city commission

    Manhattan Area Technical College student Kaleb James became the last person to file for the Manhattan City Commission race. That brought to six the number of candidates who had filed by Tuesday’s noon deadline for the three seats up .


    Virginia C. Cleek, 82, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was the daughter of Dewey and Allie Campbell. Virginia was raised in Chattanooga where she .

  • RCPD hears complaints at first ‘NextCoffee’

    Riley County neighbors gathered at Bluestem Bistro on Monday night for the Riley County Police Department’s first NextCoffee meeting. NextCoffee was created to supplement Nextdoor, an online social media platform where people can post notices and virtually interact with .

  • Bomb squad investigates JC house

    The Riley County Bomb Squad responded on Monday to the residence of a Junction City man who was arrested last week. Jacob A. Cameron, 22, faces charges of criminal use of explosives, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated arson, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, .

  • Candidates finalized for school races

    The filing deadline to run for area school boards in an April 7 election was Tuesday at noon. Here’s a final list of candidates for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden, USD 378 Riley County and USD 384 Blue Valley school boards. USD 383: For at-large positions, .

  • Board to hear from schools

    The Manhattan-Ogdent will review site council reports from six elementary schools during a special meeting on Wednesday. Principals from Woodrow Wilson, Ogden, Northview, Marlatt, Lee and Bluemont schools will present their respective reports starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson .

  • KHP releases more details in unborn child’s death case

    The Kansas Highway Patrol on Tuesday released more details in a two-vehicle accident last May that resulted in the death of an unborn child. On May 6, 2014, Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage. St., was driving a vehicle when he failed to yield at .


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