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  • FARM DOGS Kirk and Blue  011317 farmdog001

    Staff photo by Jackie Dobson
    Kirk Junod and his companion, Blue, are inseparable. Blue is a 14-year-old Blue Heeler/Border Collie who has lived by Junod’s side in Neuchatel, KS since she was a puppy. Blue is with Junod so much his truck has become her territory, from long rides to trips to the grocery store Blue is included. The rare occasion when Blue is left alone at the house Junod describes her as coming home to an angry wife. Blue lives a happy life with chickens to round up, unconditional love from Junod and sometimes ground beef for dinner, raised and butchered by Junod himself.
    This is the first of a series of pictures that illustrate the relationship between rural farmers and their dogs. If you know someone who would be interested in becoming part of this project please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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    Vendors look to help clients get hitched at bridal show

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  • Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots

    WICHITA — Kansas election officials threw out thousands of uncounted provisional ballots cast in November, mostly because the state had no record that those residents were registered voters.

  • Bed time stories become published book

    “Grandma, tell me a story!” Those words are a call for story time.

  • Ice storm could cut power to area

    An ice storm warning is in effect in the area, and weather experts are advising eastern Kansas residents to prepare for power outages and avoid driving starting tonight.

  • Man gets 18 months in prison for 2015 shooting at Fort Riley

    The Wichita Eagle A 19-year-old man was ordered Thursday to spend 18 months in federal prison for killing a teen at Fort Riley.

  • Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced Friday after a yearlong investigation.

  • Mental health jobs go unfilled

    Riley County police and Pawnee Mental Health officials are struggling to fill two mental health professional positions.

  • CIA nominee Pompeo agrees Russia behind election hacks

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA on Thursday sided with intelligence officials who have determined the Kremlin was behind election cyberattacks, and he took a tough stand against Russia, distancing himself from the president-elect, who wants to warm relations with Moscow.

  • Region sees growth in 2016

    Manhattan in 2016 had the second highest revenue from construction permits since 2001, and Riley County had a significant increase in vehicle registrations.

  • Deadly Tenn. bus crash inspires state seat belt bill

    A bill in the Kansas Legislature that would require school districts to buy buses with seat belts, which cost as much as $10,000 more per vehicle.

  • Man who shot friend awaits sentencing

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  • MLK events, children’s theater and more

    Share in the words and music of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Kitchen fire causes Dillons evacuation

    The Manhattan Fire Department evacuated the Westloop Dillons on Thursday after a “small” fire.

  • Budget plan cuts $2M at K-State

    K-State could receive about $2 million less in state funding for next year, under a budget proposed by Gov.

  • Map1 Commission favors sales tax ballot measure for recreational upgrades

    The Manhattan City Commission advised city officials to prepare a sales tax ballot question for $27.

  • Brownback’s fix: Higher taxes, diverting funds

    TOPEKA — Republican Gov.


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