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  • Local |Business | January 19, 2015

    Bigger planes could be ahead for airport

    OVERLAND PARK — Bigger planes — and fewer flights — could be ahead for Manhattan Regional Airport as it closes in on the final phase of its terminal expansion. Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Saturday at a retreat for area chambers of commerce that the airport could

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 19, 2015

    Commission to address floodplain issues

    The Manhattan City Commission will address floodplain issues on Tuesday that need sorting out because of changes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood mapping. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will vote on approving the first reading of

  • Local |Obituaries | January 19, 2015

    Longtime librarian/historian Walton dead at 77

    Geraldine Walton, longtime librarian and historian of the local black community, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan at the age of 77. Walton worked at Manhattan Public Library for 34 years, more than half of which she spent as head reference librarian. But

  • Local | January 18, 2015

    As domestic violence awareness increases, police try new tactics


    When K-State student Marylouise Kelley first sought help from a domestic violence advocate, all she brought with her were her two children, a backpack full of textbooks and two paper bags holding their clothes. Kelley said she and her children stayed at the Crisis Center,

  • Local | January 18, 2015

    Local kids search for youthful elixir in ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’


    Some area children might have discovered hidden talents during a week of practice and a Saturday performance at the Manhattan Arts Center. The Missoula Children’s Theatre stopped in town to give kids the chance to act in an original production called “Blackbeard the Pirate,”

  • 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

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