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  • Arts & Leisure | January 18, 2015

    Shatner to bring skills honed over decades to McCain

    Captain’s log, stardate, Jan. 15, 2015. Something amazing happened to me recently that made the nerd in me beam up to indescribable joy. I got to have a phone conversation with William “Bill” Shatner. Yes. THAT William Shatner. Captain James T. freaking Kirk. We spoke about

  • January 18, 2015

    ‘Big Five’ autonomy begins

    OXON HILL, Md.  — Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom. On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and

  • January 18, 2015

    Mustangs rout Chargers


    LMA — The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team showed why its record going into Friday night was a little different than its opponent. The Mustangs throttled the Wabaunsee Chargers on the road, 71-18, to improve to 8-1. The Chargers dropped to 1-7. “We did not play

  • Area Schools | January 18, 2015

    Wabaunsee girls easily handle Rock Creek, 65-48


    ALMA — Wabaunsee’s duo of senior Cara Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz proved to be too much for the Rock Creek girls’ basketball team to handle Friday night in its 65-48 loss. Flach and Schultz finished the night each with 21 points. Flach tore up the

  • Obituaries | January 18, 2015


    Dr. Hayward Gosse Spangler, 76, died December 7, 2014, after a long illness. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 6, 1938, in Red Bank, N.J. A loving husband of 49 years, Hayward is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Lara Spangler (James Gilmore, MD)

  • Obituaries | January 18, 2015


    Geraldine Walton, 76, of Manhattan, died on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Homecare and Hospice. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

  • Local | January 18, 2015

    Local kids search for youthful elixir in ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’


    Some area children might have discovered hidden talents during a week of practice and a Saturday performance at the Manhattan Arts Center. The Missoula Children’s Theatre stopped in town to give kids the chance to act in an original production called “Blackbeard the Pirate,”

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 18, 2015

    General: Army cuts still looming

    OVERLAND PARK — Another round of troop reductions is coming, said the top Army official at Fort Riley — if not in the next couple of months, then soon. Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general for support for the 1st Infantry Division, spoke Friday at a

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | January 18, 2015

    Brownback calls for steady, direct school funding

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals would keep overall state aid to public schools near current levels through June 2017. How that money gets to schools could change, though. The Republican governor released his detailed recommendations Friday. He’s proposed changes in the current budget and

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    Marketing, eco-devo top retreat discussions

    OVERLAND PARK — Ideas for more regional economic development that have been brewing for the last couple of years turned into plans and came closer to action this weekend at a retreat of area leaders. The event is an annual gathering of the Manhattan, Junction City

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