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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 31, 2014

    Jury selection under way in robbery case

    Jury selection for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery began today in his second trial. After his initial trial resulted in a hung jury, Levertis L. Horne, 22, is scheduled to undergo six days of a second. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 31, 2014

    Why is chamber retreat in Overland Park?

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    Q: We have some fiscally conservative city and county commissioners, yet they chose to spend the weekend retreat in Overland Park rather than in Manhattan. What’s the justification for going to OP rather than staying in town? Did taxpayers pay their expenses?

  • Local |Business | January 31, 2014

    More than 200 exhibitors registered for festival

    Wamego is gearing up to be host to the state’s largest traveling festival in May. The 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival, which moves to a new city every two years, will be May 3 and 4 in 2014 and May 2 and 3 in 2015. It will take place in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 31, 2014

    Brierwood house fire causes $150,000 in damage to home

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    A house fire caused more than $100,000 to a Manhattan home Monday afternoon. The fire in a single family residence caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the house and an estimated $50,000 to its contents. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. When

  • Local | January 31, 2014

    Hunger Dialogue planned for February in Wichita

    Leaders and activists in the fight against hunger will convene in downtown Wichita in February to generate strategies and action plans for ways that college campuses can combat hunger. The 2014 Hunger Dialogue is Feb. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event brings together individuals

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2014

    Finalists named for scholarship

    Kansas State University has named 12 high school seniors as finalists for the university’s Civic Leadership Scholarship, presented by Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services. The finalists competed in an on-campus interview and recognition day Jan. 23. The competition rewards students who are making

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 31, 2014

    Scholarships for distance students reach record figure

    Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education has awarded $26,400 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the spring 2014 term. This is the largest amount of scholarship funding the division has awarded for a single semester. Dave Stewart, associate dean of continuing

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2014

    Principals report to board

    Principals from all district schools offered wide-ranging reports to the USD 383 school board Wednesday — discussing their schools’ progress and their needs during a special meeting devoted entirely to site council reports. The last time the district’s various principals delivered these reports was in November

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2014

    Low temps, high prices mean crisis for propane users

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    Propane users are enduring a crisis, with skyrocketing prices combined with unusually cold weather. It can be a deadly combination. The cost of propane has more than doubled in recent weeks, with prices shooting so high that Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday instituted provisions to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 30, 2014

    RCPD: Most car thefts involved unlocked doors

    A new Riley County Police Department statistic revealed that 93.3 percent of vehicle burglaries during the last three years involved unlocked automobiles. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said that out of 753 vehicle burglaries from 2011-2013, only 50 were break-ins. “As a community, we could change that

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