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  • Local |Fort Riley | January 18, 2015

    General: Army cuts still looming

    OVERLAND PARK — Another round of troop reductions is coming, said the top Army official at Fort Riley — if not in the next couple of months, then soon. Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general for support for the 1st Infantry Division, spoke Friday at a

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | January 18, 2015

    Brownback calls for steady, direct school funding

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals would keep overall state aid to public schools near current levels through June 2017. How that money gets to schools could change, though. The Republican governor released his detailed recommendations Friday. He’s proposed changes in the current budget and

  • Local |Business | January 18, 2015

    Marketing, eco-devo top retreat discussions

    OVERLAND PARK — Ideas for more regional economic development that have been brewing for the last couple of years turned into plans and came closer to action this weekend at a retreat of area leaders. The event is an annual gathering of the Manhattan, Junction City

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 18, 2015

    2 file for Manhattan commission seats

    John Ball and Linda Morse filed for the Manhattan City Commission on Friday, bringing the number of candidates up to five for three open seats. They both are members of the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board. Ball ran for the city commission in 2013. “I have

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 18, 2015

    Wichita woman dies in I-70 accident Saturday morning

    A Wichita woman died Saturday morning after a single-vehicle accident on the Riley County portion of I-70. Alexis D. Champ, 18, died after crashing her 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 about 1.3 miles east of Deep Creek Road on I-70, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Champ was driving eastbound

  • Local |Education | January 18, 2015

    MHS debate team wins state championship

    DERBY —  A Manhattan High School debate team posted a 13-1 record and won the 2015 Kansas 6A championship Saturday. Senior Peter Sang and junior Nathan McClendon went undefeated in their portion of the four-speaker debate contest. They were joined by seniors Angel Zelazny and Niroop

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | January 18, 2015

    At least 20 pickup trucks damaged at retreat hotel

    OVERLAND PARK — At least 20 pickup trucks were broken into early Saturday morning in a hotel parking lot where many local people were staying for a regional leaders’ retreat. At least 20 vehicles — all pickups — were found with their driver’s-side windows shattered in the parking lot

  • Local |Education | January 18, 2015

    Bethany College names dean’s list students

    LINDSBORG — More than 180 Bethany College students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the fall 2014 semester and have been named to the dean’s list. To qualify for the list, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5.

  • Local |Education | January 18, 2015

    Baker announces local dean’s list students

    BALDWIN CITY -— The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the fall semester: Sarah Hollis and Autumn Sifuentes of Junction City; Briona

  • Local |Education | January 18, 2015

    Honor students named at Baylor

    WACO, Texas — More than 3, 200 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum

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