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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 15, 2014

    Clinic named for WWII hero

    The Senate on Tuesday voted to name a Junction City clinic after a decorated World War II veteran and longtime resident. In a bill sponsored by U.S. senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, the Senate decided to name the facility the Lt. Gen. Richard

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 15, 2014

    Irwin Army Hospital to cease walk-in service

    FORT RILEY — Beginning this spring, the TRICARE Service Center at Irwin Army Community Hospital will no longer offer walk-in customer service. The change is due mostly to many patients turning to online resources for questions, and it will take effect April 1. The Department of Defense

  • Local |Education | January 15, 2014

    Wamego teacher finalist for award

    A Wamego teacher was named a finalist for a national math and science award. Cathy Wilbur, math and science teacher at West Elementary, is one of two teachers from Kansas recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | January 15, 2014

    ‘American Idiot’ on stage here

    The Broadway and international smash “Green Day’s American Idiot,” based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, will come to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 14, 2014

    Answer on NBAF: Yes

    The National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) got over a significant hump Monday as Congressional negotiators included $404 million for the project in a $1.012 trillion spending bill. The House and Senate still need to vote on the bill this week, but U.S. Sen. Jerry

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 14, 2014

    Commission supports mortgage tax

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County has joined a growing number of counties opposing elimination of the mortgage registration tax in Kansas.  The county commission Monday gave its unanimous approval to a resolution opposing the elimination of the tax, which imposes a fee of .26 percent on all mortgages

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Schuster to change plea in federal court

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan doctor accused of illegally distributing prescription painkillers scheduled a change of plea hearing this week. Dr. Michael P. Schuster, 53, will appear in federal court on Thursday, said Jim Cross, spokesman for U.S. prosecuting attorney Barry Grissom. Prosecutors allege Schuster left pre-signed

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Frankfort woman sentenced in fraud

    TOPEKA — A former Marshall County insurance agent convicted of stealing customers’ premiums was sentenced in federal court Monday. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monica Smart, 49, of Frankfort, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution. Smart pleaded guilty to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Shooting suspect requests continuance

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man suspected of shooting at police outside of Manhattan’s Quality Inn and Suites in December requested an extended status hearing today. Dustin Monroe, 33, will appear in Pottawatomie County court Feb. 25 in a continued status hearing from the one that was originally

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Parole denied for man convicted in 1974 murder

    TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He

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