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  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 22, 2015

    Local retiree volunteers time helping parolees, inmates get jobs

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    It’s been a bit of a long, strange journey for Darrell Denton. He grew up in Marshall County, and after high school, he bummed around for a couple of years before enlisting in the Marine Corps. After three years in the Marines, and 12 months

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 22, 2015

    Trial set for man accused in manslaughter case

    A Manhattan man accused of killing an unborn child after a vehicle collision will face a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty to all four charges Monday morning. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the

  • Local |Business |Obituaries | June 22, 2015

    Don Combs, insurance-real estate businessman, dead at 80

    Don E. Combs, 80, who was prominent in local insurance and real estate circles, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Don was born on June 30, 1934, in Eastern Greene County, Indiana, to Lee E. Combs and Hazel (

  • Local | June 21, 2015

    Spectators beat heat at Washunga Days parade

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    COUNCIL GROVE — Visitors to the 33rd annual Washunga Days festival in this historic town of 2,100 came out in force during Saturday morning’s parade. Most spectators lined up on the southern side of Main Street — the shady side — while a few brave souls faced the

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 21, 2015

    Officials to announce troop cuts after July 4

    An announcement on possible troop cuts at Fort Riley will come soon, but not as soon as originally expected. John Armbrust, a Manhattan resident, retired Air Force colonel and current executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, said the announcement was originally planned for

  • Local |Business | June 21, 2015

    How one father’s summer job became a big business

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    A father of four, a child-care provider to 60 kids and a kindergarten teacher, Chris Payne works with young ones both when school’s in session and when it’s not. It’s what he loves to do. Known as “Mr. Chris” to his daycare children,

  • Local |Business | June 21, 2015

    Seed planting company establishes roots all over the world

    Let’s go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe this planter comes

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 21, 2015

    K-State awards honors for spring semester

    More than 3,500 Kansas State University students earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester. Students with at least 12 graded hours and whose grade point average for the semester is 3.75 or above receive semester honors and commendations from their deans. The honors are

  • Local | June 19, 2015

    Local church honors 9 killed in South Carolina

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    Residents walked about half a mile Thursday afternoon to Bethel AME Church to support another church experiencing tragedy more than a thousand miles away. The event, which started at First Congregational United Church of Christ, was in honor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 19, 2015

    Moran’s Regents term ending

    Kansas Regent Robba Moran said she’s proud of the progress made in higher education during her four-year term on the board. Moran’s last Kansas Board of Regents meeting was this week. The board governs the state’s public higher education institutions, including K-State.&

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