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  • Local |Education | March 09, 2014

    Area students named on University of Kansas honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of health professions and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 93 of 105 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 40 other countries.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 07, 2014

    Students earn Goldwater Scholarship nominations

    Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Thuy Cao, Garden City; Max Goering, McPherson; Brendan Heffernan, Olathe; and Christine Spartz, Ellington, Conn. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from Arizona, the scholarship

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 07, 2014

    Sabbatical leave granted to 47 KSU faculty members

    Kansas State University is granting sabbatical leave to 47 faculty members during the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose and length of each leave varies, with some faculty members using the time for research projects in the U.S. or internationally, to teach at other institutions or

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 07, 2014

    Paraguayan professor to speak

    Clotilde Benitez, professor and head of the human ecology department at the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay, will give the keynote address Saturday at the meeting of Kansas Paraguay Partners at Kansas State University. The lecture, which marks the group’s 50th anniversary, will

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | March 07, 2014

    Kansas high court: More school funds

    The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday that the state’s education funding is unconstitutional in terms of equity. In the long-awaited decision, it also asked a lower court to further review whether funding is constitutionally adequate. The court heard arguments for Gannon v. Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 07, 2014

    RCPD asks for $1M increase for 2015

    The Riley County Police Department has begun hashing out numbers with the county law board for its 2015 budget. The department and Riley County Law Board commissioners met Thursday night for the first of two budget workshops. The agency proposed a $1,088,500 increase from its 2014 approved budget

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Were the Strasser Village arsonists ever caught?

    Wonder1

    Q: Did they ever catch anybody who set fire to the Strasser Village Apartments near downtown?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Federal jury convicts JC man of murder

    A Junction City man was convicted of murder in federal court Thursday, officials said. Marcus D. Roberson, 32, was found guilty of killing a woman four years ago to keep her from giving information to law enforcement officers about his drug trafficking, according to a report

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2014

    Local Radio Shack, Staples spared in spate of closures

    In a week when two popular restaurants reopened in Manhattan, the future of two retailers came into question. For all the excitement about upgraded locations for both McDonald’s and KFC fast food establishments, suddenly there was worry on the retail front when Radio Shack

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    St. Marys girl reports van following her

    ST. MARYS — An 11-year-old girl reported she was chased by a white van in St. Marys around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, but she managed to run home. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident, in which it was reported the girl

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