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  • Obituaries | December 03, 2013


    Lena Marie Schmidt, 102, of Wamego, formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society of Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Lena was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Clay County in Nebraska on the family farm near Glenville. She was the

  • December 03, 2013

    An evening conversation: Kick back, my friend

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    The most pressing question among delegates, visitors and dignitaries at this week’s Kansas Farm Bureau gathering probably isn’t about agriculture. At least not directly. What I suspect they’re all asking is… Where is Jim Suber? Of course, there is always the chance

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 03, 2013

    Moran: NBAF wait continues

    The waiting game continues for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF). During the summer, officials touted the U.S. House approval of $404 million in funding for the biosafety level 4 animal research facility, and the same amount moving toward consideration on the Senate floor.

  • Local |Education | December 03, 2013

    Board to consider virtual school provider contract

    The USD 383 school board will consider ending the district’s contract with its virtual school provider during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A work session on virtual learning will take place at 5:30 p.m. The district currently uses K12

  • December 03, 2013

    New baler would help recycling efforts, official says

    WESTMORELAND — A larger baler for cardboard and plastic chemical jugs would make recycling more efficient and less labor-intensive, Tim Eisenbarth told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. Eisenbarth, noxious weed director, said the Pottawatomie County Recycling Committee (PCRC) is considering the purchase of a 40-horsepower horizontal baler

  • December 03, 2013

    1 person killed, 1 injured in Junction City shooting

    A home invasion led to the fatal shooting of one person and injured another in Junction City early this morning. At 1:27 a.m. Tuesday, Junction City police and EMS were dispatched to 110 W. 16th St., No. 2, to a home invasion where a person had been

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2013

    RCPD still looking for man who robbed Kansas State Bank

    Riley County police are seeking further information about the person who robbed Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Ave., on Wednesday. The robber is a white man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds in his 20s or 30s. At the time of the robbery, the man

  • Arts & Leisure | December 03, 2013

    ‘Sound of Christmas’ doesn’t meet expectations


    A concert program titled “The Sound of Christmas,” featuring Elizabeth Von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, was offered to a good-sized (though far from packed) crowd Sunday afternoon in McCain Auditorium. No way to know just what those who come to such events come for.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2013

    Police respond to suicide at Garden Way

    At 10:44 a.m. Monday, Riley County police responded to a medical call at 1000 Garden Way, Apt. B where a male victim committed suicide. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said the man died of asphyxiation. No further information is available pending notification of next of

  • Editorials | December 03, 2013

    Progress brings hope on AIDS

    Another World AIDS Day has come and gone, and the international struggle against HIV and AIDS continues. Progress, subsidized primarily by governments and private philanthropies, never seems quite fast enough, as the death toll continues to mount and more people acquire HIV. Adolescents are an

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