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  • Local | December 22, 2012

    Dick Edwards breaks ground on new dealership in JC

    Dick Edwards, president of Dick Edwards Auto Plaza, and Janice Edwards, vice president , announced that the first phase of construction of their new Junction City dealership at the corner of I-70 and Highway 77 will begin. The initial ground-breaking ceremony was on Dec. 18. It was followed

  • Local | December 22, 2012

    Beverage companies merge

    Effective Jan. 1, Mussatto Bros, Inc. in Osage City, merges with Flint Hills Beverage, LLC. in Manhattan. After the merger, the company will be called Flint Hills Beverage, named after the region it serves and continue operations in both cities. Flint Hills Beverage will be the

  • Local |Traffic | December 21, 2012

    Driver killed in I-70 crash identified

    Kansas Highway Patrol officials have released the name of the driver killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on I-70 near Grandview Plaza. Jason Harper, 26, Manhattan, died Thursday afternoon after he crashed a 2001 Chevrolet passenger car into a snow plow operated by the Kansas Department of

  • December 21, 2012

    Family expert says parents should let kids’ belief about Santa Claus develop naturally

    When it comes to Santa Claus, a Kansas State University expert says let children believe in the jolly old elf as long as they want. Jared Durtschi, an assistant professor in Kansas State University’s marriage and family therapy program, says there is no particular

  • Local |Education | December 21, 2012

    Optimists honor Northview trio as youths of month

    Three students from Northview Elementary School were honored as Youths Of The Month at the Nov. 14, 2012 meeting of the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club.  Nanette York is in the 4th grade.  She was accompanied by her mother Natacha Perkins and her husband John, grandfather

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 21, 2012

    Layne given 24 years in prison for murder


    A district judge sentenced the Manhattan man accused of shooting and killing Steve Freel in December 2011 to 287 months, or roughly 24 years, in prison in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Michael Layne, 20, in accordance with a plea agreement Layne signed

  • Local | December 21, 2012

    Unemployment at 4.1 percent for November

    Riley County’s jobless rate stood at 4.1 percent during November, according to information released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor. That figure was 1.3 percentage points below the statewide 5.4 percent rate, which reflected a slight drop from the 5.7 percent October rate. Rates for other area

  • Local |Traffic | December 21, 2012

    1 killed in 2-vehicle crash on I-70

    One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Geary County Thursday afternoon, while another person was reportedly hospitalized. The accident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. on I-70, near where the interstate intersects with K-57 in Grandview Plaza. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash

  • December 21, 2012

    World will end some day, really

    We’re having a little trouble taking these end-of-the-world prophecies seriously. The Jehovah’s Witnesses were wrong often enough that they quit setting dates years ago. And it’s not just because this Mayan calamity, the latest in a long line of such occasions, would

  • Letters | December 21, 2012

    Violence around us is our doing, not God’s

    To the Editor: Once again, as the innocent fall victims to the violence we have created in our environment of divisiveness and hate, the howl goes up: “Why does God permit this?”

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