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  • Local |Government & Politics | December 15, 2014

    NBAF measure passes Congress

    The path to building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) became clearer on Saturday night. The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that included a resolution to allow the NBAF construction project to move forward, though federal funding is not yet complete. According to

  • Movies | December 15, 2014

    New ‘Exodus’ film has its share of fascinations

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    Last March, movie audiences were offered a chance to see a film based on the Biblical story about Noah. It ran almost three hours and added a lot of business to the Old Testament account. Now we can go see director Ridley Scott’s “Exodus:

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 15, 2014

    Commissioners formally adopt public building panel

    Riley County Commissioners signed a resolution Monday forming a public building commission, a panel that can approve county building projects without a public vote. No one publicly commented about the PBC at a Monday commission meeting, in contrast to protests heard at discussions about the

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 15, 2014

    Butler to resign from law board

    Mayor Wynn Butler plans to resign from his position on the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Butler’s planned resignation in a consent agenda item comes after a

  • Obituaries | December 15, 2014

    JULIA ‘ELLEN’ TRAVIS

    Julia “Ellen” Travis, 95, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at the Frankfort Community Care Home in Frankfort. She was born on May 11, 1919, in Beattie and had been a longtime Manhattan area resident. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | December 15, 2014

    LORNA C. STIGGE

    Lorna C. Stigge, 87, died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She died from complications of a stroke. The family provided some of the following information. Lorna was born in the family home in the Linn-Palmer area of Washington County on

  • Neighbors | December 15, 2014

    Chance to work with elephants drives student in competition

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    Elephants are Rebecca Roeder’s thing for reasons unknown. “They really always have been,” she said. “I don’t really have a definitive answer why.” Through years of study, the K-State student has learned about traits she likes in them. “They’re intelligent and compassionate,”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 15, 2014

    State moves to seal evidence in soldier’s child porn arrest

    The state has filed a motion to seal an affidavit and sworn testimony of a Fort Riley soldier held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested Nov. 25 in connection with distributing child pornography. He faces charges of sexual exploitation of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 15, 2014

    Woman killed Sunday in Highway 24 accident

    A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 24. Angela Ressler, 48, of rural Manhattan was killed after being struck by a Ford pickup truck traveling east on U.S. 24. Ressler is believed to have been walking west in the eastbound lane of the

  • Editorials | December 15, 2014

    Spending bill necessary, flawed

    There’s plenty to take issue with in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress approved over the weekend, but the measure is not without merit. Most important, perhaps, is that members of both parties and both houses of Congress actually reached agreement on a major


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