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  • Local | January 25, 2015

    70 years later, veterans recall Battle of the Bulge


    ABILENE — Julian Siebert looked down the barrel of an 88-mm artillery gun mounted on a German tank on Christmas Day, 1944. He and the other American soldiers he was with had no choice but to surrender to Germany. They were trapped. The Battle of the Bulge,

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 25, 2015

    Brownback points to Legislature for budget woes

    TOPEKA — Income tax cuts that are being blamed for a deep state budget deficit were the work of the Legislature and not the governor’s office, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback told a group of business leaders this week. Speaking at the Greater Topeka Chamber of

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | January 25, 2015

    Army officials: Housing allowance change will have little effect on market

    The closest analogy might be a stone landing in a pond. Whenever something happens at Fort Riley, ripples move immediately outward through the Flint Hills region — whether it’s a big splash or a tiny little “ker-plunk.” So here’s the current question: Will a

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 25, 2015

    Ogden farmer running for city council

    An Ogden farmer and maintenance supervisor filed on Thursday to run for the Ogden City Council.  If elected, Brian Still would be serving his third term as a city councilman. He served two terms in the 90s. Still says he’s running because there are

  • Local |Education | January 25, 2015

    FHCS scholar’s bowl team wins first

    The Flint Hills Christian School junior varsity Scholar Bowl team defeated Rossville in a final match to claim the first place trophy at the 2015 FHCS Scholars Bowl Junior Varsity Invitational on Thursday.  Twelve teams participated in the tournament including FHCS, Rossville, Abilene, Cair Paravel (2

  • Local |Education | January 25, 2015

    MHS thespians win award

    Manhattan High School Thespian Troupe #941 was awarded the Gold Honor Troupe Award at the Kansas Thespian Conference in Wichita January 8-10, the highest category. The award was based on the following categories and was presented in a troupe notebook by historian Levi Jones, a senior:

  • Local |Education | January 25, 2015

    Southwestern College recognizes local students on dean’s list

    WINFIELD —  Southwestern College in Winfield and at Southwestern College Professional Studies announced top scholars with the release of the dean’s honor roll for the fall 2014 semester. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the

  • Gardening | January 25, 2015

    Edible landscaping outside can improve a home’s value


    The home with an attractive landscape will allow for a higher selling price and sell faster, according to the real estate industry. Some benefits to a well-designed community include fostering pride and economic development. Outdoor space becomes an extension of the living space for residents.

  • Columns | January 25, 2015

    Is Obama really getting tough with Iran?

    Based on the comments of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron at a joint press conference Jan. 16, any action by Congress to even suggest new sanctions will lead the Iranians to withdraw from negotiations on a deal involving Iran’s nuclear weapons

  • Local |Business | January 25, 2015

    Brooks Yamaha has new owner

    Clifton Raub is the new owner of Brooks Yamaha Inc. on the east side of Manhattan at 8070 U.S. 24. Monty Peterson sold the business to Raub on Jan. 2. The store, which has been in business since 1973, primarily sells and services powersports and outdoor power equipment.

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