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Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Baker soccer men advance past opening round, play next in NAIA tournament in Florida
November 24, 2015
The No. 3 ranked Baker University men’s soccer team captured a 2-0 win over Wiley College in the ppening round of the NAIA Mens Soccer National Championship tournament and will now take on No. 14 Columbia on Tuesday in Delray Beach, Fla., at the final site of the NAIA National Championship.
Baker womens soccer team earns trip to NAIA national tournament
November 24, 2015
The No. 11 ranked Baker University women’s soccer team advanced past No. 20 ranked Viterbo with a 1-0 win in the opening round of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Apartments still planned for old school despite owners’ failure to secure tax credits this year
November 23, 2015
Although a Lawrence company’s application for tax credits to renovate the old school on Chapel Street were not among those approved for 2015, its makeover into apartments remains the goal of its new owner.
BCRC tweaks start of Baldwin City community center drive
November 23, 2015
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission board will take a step back before pressing forward with its push for a community center.
Musings for the Hill, Nov. 25, 2015
November 23, 2015
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifted snow. We seem to go extremely slow. It is so hard to wait. Hooray for the fun, is the pudding done? Hooray for Thanksgiving Day!” So goes the old, old song.
Baldwin City family thankful for Habitat selection
November 23, 2015
Sitting at the dining room table Sunday at her parents’ home, Alicia Bayless answered a question from her 12-year-old son Cody by pointing to where on floor plan drawings the large bay window will be on their new home.
Baker to face defending national champion in 2nd round of NAIA playoffs
November 23, 2015
Baker University sophomore quarterback Logan Brettell and sophomore wide receiver Clarence Clark had historic days Saturday as the No. 2 ranked Wildcats defeated No. 17 Point (Ga.), 68-21, in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship series.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.
Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas
November 22, 2015
A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but that they remain lower than the national rate.
Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears
November 22, 2015
No sooner had last Sunday’s holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Kansas spending $20M to dredge John Redmond Reservoir
November 20, 2015
Kansas is spending about $20 million to remove sediment from the reservoir that serves as the primary water source for a nearby nuclear power plant and several communities.
Ives Chapel offers free Thanksgiving meal
November 19, 2015
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will have its monthly free community dinner a week early in November because of Thanksgiving.
Baker jazz concert kicksoff tonight with concert
November 19, 2015
A jazz concert will kickoff the 18th annual Baker University Jazz Festival.
Lumberyard Arts Center Art-A-Fair continues
November 19, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center’s annual Holiday Art-A-Fair will continue through Saturday at the arts center, 718 High St.