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  • Local |Government & Politics | September 25, 2013

    Commission wrestles with rule changes related to new area floodplain map

    Do no harm; that seemed to be the attitude of city commissioners at a work session Tuesday night, as they discussed proposed changes to construction regulations that would be in line with new FEMA and community floodplains. Commissioners voiced concerns about the impact on existing

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 25, 2013

    Obamacare numbers lower than expected

    The furor over “Obamacare” turned into real numbers Wednesday as the federal government revealed premium figures that were “lower than originally projected.” As GOP legislators continue their attempts to defund the plan through a threatened government shutdown, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2013

    Fort Riley soldier earns Medal of Honor

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    A former Fort Riley solider will receive the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on October 15. Capt. Will Swenson was attached to an embedded training team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was nominated for the medal for his actions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 25, 2013

    Saline County murder trial opens today in Manhattan

    The trial of a Salina man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 14-month-old child began today with jury selection in the Riley County District Court. Antonio M. Brown Sr., 29, was granted a change of venue after his case and plea received intense media coverage in

  • Obituaries | September 25, 2013

    Michele Ann Grantham

    Michele Ann Grantham, 69, died Monday at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, following an extended illness. She will be remembered for many things, but her sense of humor, incredible kindness, and devotion to her family tops the list. The family provided some of the following

  • Arts & Leisure | September 25, 2013

    Tickets remain for Blue Man Group

    Staff reports For those still hoping to see the Blue Man Group, there are a few seats left for its performances at 7:30 pm tonight and Thursday at McCain Auditorium. The Blue Man Group, whose two-day stint in Manhattan is part of the McCain Auditorium Performance

  • Obituaries | September 25, 2013

    Minnie Marie Oppenlander

    Minnie Marie Oppenlander, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan surrounded by family. The family provided some of the family information. She was born on April 5, 1922, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Lysle M. and Doris E. (Marsh) Campbell. Minnie

  • Obituaries | September 25, 2013

    Harold Nibarger

    Harold Eugene Nibarger, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday at the Robert Dole VAMC Hospice Unit in Wichita. He was born on Oct. 14, 1929, in Virgil. He was the son of Wayne and Elva (Cunningham) Nibarger.  He was married to Ernestine Dehlinger on Nov. 26, 1952, in Wichita. 

  • Editorials | September 25, 2013

    Stifle Cruz, pass spending bill

    “The American people don’t want the government to shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare. The House has listened to the American people.” So said House Speaker John Boehner last week after the House, which he leads mostly in name, approved a spending

  • Columns | September 25, 2013

    Protect residential mail service

    There have been two very different pieces of legislation introduced in the US Senate that propose reforms to the US Postal Service’s business model. On Thursday, the Senate committee that oversees the Postal Service will hold its second hearing on one of them. Senate

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