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  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Earthquake felt in Manhattan

    Manhattan residents reported feeling an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. It was apparently the result of a significant quake near Haysville, in the south-central part of the state. Government data indicated a 4.8 magnitude quake centered near Haysville at approximately 3:40 p.m. central time. Manhattan residents posted several

  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Vietnam veterans look back on fighting abroad, at home

    Panel moderator Mike Kearns paused before his next question for six Vietnam War veterans sitting behind microphones on the stage inside the Wareham Opera House Tuesday afternoon and told the audience, “These people are pretty brave. These people are opening their souls to you.” In

  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Retired sailor gets a romantic surprise

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    A sailor got a romantic surprise Tuesday when a woman in a vintage nurse’s uniform called to him from the audience of the Veterans Day Parade to recreate a famously photographed kiss. Kate Koelling of Manhattan said she got the idea for the surprise

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 12, 2014

    How many write-ins for Lewis?

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    Q: How many write-in votes did Dave Lewis get in the county commission race? A: He got 131. That number included all variations: Dave Lewis, David L. Guthals, Dave Lewis Guthals, and so forth. It even included some butchered versions: Dave Lewis Gulthrip and Dave Louis

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Man arrested in uncle’s death

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    A man was arrested Monday in connection with the homicide of his uncle in Belvue. Christopher M. Arand, 36, of rural Belvue, was arrested for murder in connection with the death of Larry Arand, 70, of 106 Third St., in Belvue. According to a report from Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home

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    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated loss was $2,000 for the trailer

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Police arrest shooting victim

    A man who was shot in the face and thought to be a victim in an attempted robbery on Friday was arrested Tuesday as a suspect. Christopher Allen Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested for the robbery charge along with conspiracy to commit a crime and

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2014

    Speaker: Students’ value to universities often hidden

    Students are already workers, but the value they bring to their schools isn’t so obvious, according to lecturer Marc Bousquet. Bousquet, an associate professor of English at Emory University, spoke at Kansas State University Tuesday as a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series,

  • Local |Obituaries | November 12, 2014

    Well-known priest, Fr. Carl A. Kramer, dead at 88

    Fr. Carl A. Kramer, 88, of Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Via Christi Villages in Hays. The family provided some of the following information. Fr. Carl was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Ogden. He was one of four children born to Leo and Kathryn (Porsch) Kramer. Fr.

  • Local | November 11, 2014

    Parade a multi-generational affair for veterans, families

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    Multiple generations of veterans and families united Tuesday morning for the Veterans Day parade. Despite temperatures in the 20s, residents showed up along Poyntz Avenue to show appreciation for those who have served in the military. Maj. Shawnn Martin, Air Force ROTC detachment commander at

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