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  • Local |Business | January 13, 2015

    Westar officials discuss line route

    Westar Energy hopes to identify by early February its “preferred route” for new transmission lines from Jeffrey Energy Center to its substation east of Manhattan. Until a siting study is completed, however, Westar officials won’t know which route — including the current route — will be

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 13, 2015

    Trial set for daycare owner accused of harming child

    A Manhattan daycare operator is scheduled to stand trial in April for allegedly causing physical harm to an infant in her care. A jury trial for Lesa Heiman, former operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, was set in Riley County District Court on

  • Local |Education | January 13, 2015

    Incumbent first to file for USD 384 board

    In the Blue Valley school board’s first election filing, an incumbent signed up on Monday to run for one of four open seats. James Peter of Randolph, who served a term on the board already, filed to run in the April 7 election for school

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 13, 2015

    Commission approves closing health dept. for training

    The Riley County Health Department will close its facilities each quarter for staff training after approval on Monday from the county commission. Starting this year, in-service, training and professional development activities will happen for three hours in March, June, September and December. The health department’

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 13, 2015

    Six file campaign finance reports

    Four elected officials, a former candidate and a current candidate filed their campaign finance reports to meet the Jan. 10 deadline. Jolene Keck, Riley County elections supervisor, said these reports are for people with cash still in their accounts or new candidates. John Ball, who ran

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 13, 2015

    K-State student wins ‘dream job’ contest

    A Kansas State University student with a love for elephants will live a dream later this year. Rebecca Roeder won the opportunity to spend two weeks in Thailand as a wildlife volunteer providing direct care for Asian elephants. She said the trip would probably happen

  • Manhattan High School | January 13, 2015

    Indians set to host Junior Blues tonight

    After struggling to a 1-3 record out of the gate this season, the Washburn Rural girls’ basketball team has rebounded with back-to-back wins against Hayden and Seaman. The same Seaman team that delivered Manhattan its only loss of the season. Just exactly which Rural team

  • Movies | January 13, 2015

    ‘Selma’ offers powerful story, well presented


    Chronicling the events leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “Selma” centers on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts to get federal legislation to end discriminatory voter rules and regulations across the South. David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King

  • Editorials | January 13, 2015

    Let’s not dismiss cyber ‘prank’

    Given the attention focused on the hacking Monday of U.S. Central Command of military forces in the Middle East, Americans might wonder how much they ought to worry. In public, military spokesmen liken the attack on CentCom’s Twitter and YouTube accounts to “cybervandalism”

  • Letters | January 13, 2015

    Beware of phony science in climate change debate

    To the Editor: Regarding the Jan 7 letter, “Actual science disproves claims of warming alarmists,” when you read a statement like that, you can be positive it’s not coming from a scientist or anyone who knows anything about the world of science. “Actual science” comes

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