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University of Denver welcomes Salina native as new chancellor »

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  DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver is welcoming its new chancellor. Rebecca Chopp, who most recently served as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be at the school Friday morning to meet with the campus community. The university announced Thursday that Chopp would succeed Robert Coombe, who is retiring after […]

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Heartland Girl Scout Council wins national recycling challenge »

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The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council, which includes the western two-thirds of Kansas, has won the Great American Can RoundUp-Scout Council Challenge for the third consecutive year after recycling 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans. Girl Scout Troops 50244 and 50028 of Hutchinson were the top two recycling troops in the national recycling challenge. Both […]

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Assaria hardware store trashed in overnight burglary »

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Salina Post ASSARIA — Someone broke into the Assaria Hardware between Monday evening and Tuesday morning taking cash, flashlights, lighters, cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said entry was gained by breaking out a glass panel to a door. Kochanowski said the inside of the business was ransacked. Surveillance cameras inside the […]

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Moran: No active investigations of VA facilities in Kansas »

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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., held a second conference call with the media Thursday morning to give an update on the systemic dysfunction at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which led to his call for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. Moran said that, as far as he knows, there have not been any investigations […]

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Hoisington principal files for KS Board of Education »

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HOISINGTON–Hoisington High School principal Meg Wilson filed Thursday for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5. The position is currently held by Dodge City resident Sally Cauble, who serves as board vice-chair. “I believe that as educators, we have the greatest opportunity to influence our nation’s future through the leadership and character development opportunities […]

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Suspicious fire destroys Hutch house, mobile home »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — Just after 3 a.m. Thursday, Hutchinson firefighters responded to the area of Kansas 61 and Lorraine for a reported brush fire. Prior to arrival, the calling party called back and advised it was a structure fire. When units arrived, they found a fully involved two-story house and also a second fire […]

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Eastern Kansas facing its own water supply shortages »

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LAWRENCE (AP) — While most discussion about water shortages in Kansas focuses on western parts of the state, officials say the eastern region also needs to address looming water shortages. The state is planning a $20 million project to dredge sediment from the John Redmond Reservoir near Burlington. But researchers say by the end of […]

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Kansas Farm Bureau delivers water vision to Brownback »

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MANHATTAN — In a news release today, the Kansas Farm Bureau said it has delivered a water vision statement to Gov. Sam Brownback in response to Brownback’s call for a 50-year vision for the Ogallala Aquifer and Kansas reservoirs. The vision was developed after statewide meetings to gather grassroots Farm Bureau member input. The vision […]

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Ag economist breaks down record high meat prices »

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By LINDSEY ELLIOTT K-State News and Editorial Services MANHATTAN — If you’re cooking out this Memorial Weekend, plan on spending some extra money for your food, says a Kansas State University agricultural economist. Glynn Tonsor, associate professor, says beef and pork prices are at an all-time high. Beef, which costs about $5.50 a pound, is […]

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RCPD releases victim’s identity in fatal boating accident »

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Riley County Police Department news release MANHATTAN — At approximately 3:12 p.m. on Sunday May 18, 2014, the Riley County Police Department received an emergent call stating that a small fishing boat in the Tuttle Cove Park area of Tuttle Creek had capsized. Once on scene, police found that the boat, approximately 14 feet in […]

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Officer takes delivery driver’s place to break up meth deal »

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WICHITA – Two Wichita men have been charged with drug trafficking after a Wichita police officer posed as a delivery driver at a meeting in which three pounds of methamphetamine were to change hands, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Thursday. Michael Ortega-Alvarez, 45, Wichita, and Manuel Bencomo-Rodriguez, 47, were charged Wednesday […]

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Several from NW Kan. will be honored at Washburn »

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TOPEKA — Spring commencement ceremonies at Washburn University will be Saturday. Washburn offers more than 200 programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master, doctor of nursing practice and juris doctor degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law and Nursing. The University is consistently ranked as one […]

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Hutch police investigate string of downtown business burglaries »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — Hutchinson Police working a rash of burglaries overnight Tuesday, which included several businesses. Police said Wednesday thieves either broke windows or pried doors, and took mostly cash that was in the business. No fewer than 15 business were hit overnight. No damage estimate is available, and no arrests have been made.

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