Sunday, October 4, 2015

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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 27, 2015

    KSU cites tougher standards as enrollment falls

    K-State officials said Friday tougher admission standards contributed to the school’s first drop in enrollment in nine years. K-State recorded 24,146 students on Monday, when the official census was taken, according to a Kansas Board of Regents’ report. That’s down 620 students, or 2.5 percent, from 2014’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 26, 2015

    Wamego woman dies in rollover accident

    A Wamego woman died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 24. Pamela A. Parker, 40, was westbound on Highway 24 near the intersection of Deer Haven Lane at about 10:15 p.m. in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer when she drove into the ditch, according to a press release from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 26, 2015

    St. George police arrest 2 from Dickinson County

    Two Dickinson County residents were arrested on Friday in St. George after initially running from police. Parker L. Thompson, 18, Herington, and Ashley B. Loomis, 26, Hope, were arrested after Thompson led a St. George officer on a brief vehicle chase at about 6:30 a.m., according to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 26, 2015

    Sheriff investigating death as vehicle accident

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a Blaine woman as a motor vehicle accident. Shannon McKeeman Chebultz, 45, was found dead near the intersection of Macy Place Drive and Elm Slough Road after someone called 911 at 4:04 p.m. Sept. 5. According to

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2015

    Maximum Performance hires physical therapist

    Maximum Performance Physical Therapy and Fitness hired Hope Cramer as a physical therapist. Cramer is originally from Cheney. She received her Bachelors of Art degree in kinesiology from Washburn University in 2010. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City,

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 25, 2015

    Volunteers prep for Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day Festival


    FORT RILEY — For Alexandra Grinston, the days leading up to this year’s Apple Day Festival are bittersweet. Her husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, has spent the past two years serving as the 1st Infantry Division’s senior noncommissioned officer. After two years living

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 25, 2015

    Fort Riley to send 4,000 to Kuwait

    About 4,000 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to Kuwait later this year. The 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team is preparing for a nine-month deployment that will focus on enhancing regional stability, the Army announced Thursday. About 15,400 soldiers are assigned to Fort Riley. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2015

    Killers became good Samaritans while fleeing area

    Two years ago, two horrible things happened. They had nothing to do with each other. But we now know that the two stories briefly intertwined. In September 2013, Anthony Nichols and James McKenith combined to kill two people, one in Manhattan and one in Junction City.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 25, 2015

    Woman testifies about fiancé‘s death at preliminary hearing

    The events surrounding a road-rage incident that led to the March shooting death of an Ogden man were the focus of a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Riley County District Court. Tierre Wall, 26 at the time of the incident, faces a voluntary manslaughter charge for

  • Local | September 25, 2015

    Local men buy cancer institute

    Two local men have purchased the Central Kansas Cancer Institute in Manhattan and plan to rename it. Dr. James McAtee and Jeff Mathis, doctor of occupational therapy, announced Thursday that they had bought the facility, formerly owned by Dr. Russell Reitz. They said in a

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