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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Local |Business | January 25, 2015

    Infrared camera monitors health of crops, plants from the clouds

    Where are your data? These days, I am told that my data are in what the techies call “the cloud” —wherever that is. Today, in the conclusion of a two-part series, we’ll learn more about a company which is gathering agricultural data by going

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 24, 2015

    Winter brings new challenges for man’s best friend

    With winter on the way, a Kansas State University veterinarian says dog owners have plenty of options to keep their fur-ever friends comfortable and happy — even when the weather turns nasty. “A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you outside,

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    MHS forensics team looks to pick up where debate left off

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    Manhattan High School debate and forensics team’s classroom is encrusted with trophies, plaques and awards won throughout the program’s 50-year history. Ceiling tiles have been removed to accommodate plastic columns, silver spires and mahogany frames that sprout from every cabinet top like stalagmites.

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