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  • January 21, 2014

    Longhorns beat No. 22 K-State at buzzer

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas forward Jonathan Holmes made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the corner to beat No. 22 Kansas State, 67-64, on Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. K-State, which had its two-game win streak snapped with the loss, got a shot to fall from Shane

  • Local | January 21, 2014

    Cold and colder: Fronts causing fickle temps


    Most Kansans know the old saying that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute because it will change. This week is no different, except that changes will range from cold to really, really cold. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 21, 2014

    Yet another regional entity?

    Is there a new organization in the region? Delegates to the leaders’ retreat organized by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce last weekend saw action items in the official program and slides displayed during presentations — all referring to the Flint Hills Economic Development District. You

  • Columns | January 21, 2014

    An evening conversation: are we hooked?

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Here’s an interesting theory you hear more and more often these days — the idea that we’ve all become slaves to technology, that we’ve lost all touch with the old-fashioned way of life. Fascinating notion, eh? I thought about it and decided to

  • Local |Education | January 21, 2014

    Board to make 2014-15 budget plan

    The USD 383 school board will start “far in advance planning” for the 2014-15 budget during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Budget director Lew Faust said he would show a projection of next year’s budget authority to the school

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 21, 2014

    Former Shell Oil head, KSU alumnus to give Lou Douglas Lecture

    A K-State alum who is a leader in America’s policy and education efforts regarding energy solutions will be the speaker at the 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series. John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Co., will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    Pott County officials looking for St. George woman

    ST. GEORGE — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday afternoon it is looking for a missing St. George woman. Jane Peterson, 56, was reported missing on Sunday morning, Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Shane Jager said. Jager said Peterson’s 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was found Monday in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    JC man shot in leg

    JUNCTION CITY — A Fort Riley soldier was shot in the leg Monday night in Junction City, and police are investigating. At 5:57 p.m., Junction City police and emergency personnel were dispatched to 11 Fuller Circle where they found Steven C. Bennett, who had been shot in

  • Obituaries | January 21, 2014


    Dr. Ward L. Sims, 95, died Saturday at Thorne Care Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 7, 1918, in Stafford, to Ward P. and Leon C. (Anderson) Sims. He graduated from Minneola High School, South Western College, received his Master’s

  • January 21, 2014


    Carol D. Van Pelt, 69, of Fairland, Okla., died Friday at the Integris Hospital in Grove, Okla. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 22, 1944, in Butterfield, Mo. She was the daughter of Earl L. and Juanita Pearl (Priest) Vanderpool.  Carol

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