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    Marvin D. Carl, 77, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Via Christi Village. The family provided some of the following information. Marvin was born in Middlebranch, Neb., on Oct. 9, 1936. He was the son of Adeline Rose (Podany) Ruroede, and the late Delbert Carl. On Feb. 10, 1962 at Norfolk,


    Kenneth Harvey Piel, 73, of Topeka, formerly of Paxico, died Sunday at Stormont-Vail Healthcare. He was a life-long resident of the Paxico area. Ken was born Nov. 4, 1940, in McFarland. He was the son of William and Josephine Meinholdt Piel.  He attended local schools and graduated


    Henry “Hank” Daniel Vogel, 95, of Manhattan, died Monday at Homestead of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Hank was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Rossville. He was the son of Henry and Myrle (Hall) Vogel. He was a graduate of Berryton High School. 

  • Well-known city figure Hostetler dies


    Charles Hostetler, an insurance and banking executive, political power-broker, civic leader and irreverent, off-the-cuff humorist without peer for decades in Manhattan, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Hostetler, who was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from both high school and


    Steven E. Springer, 55, of Riley died Dec. 7 at the home of his mother in Randolph. He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, the son of Eldon and Alyce (Wohler) Springer. Steve had worked at Moorman’s Feed in Manhattan for several years and had been a welder,


    Viola Blanche (Weygandt) Dodge, 91, a longtime rural Olsburg resident, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 19, 1922, in Keats, the daughter of Elton Ray and Gertrude (Pruett) Weygandt. Viola graduated from Keats High


    Belinda Mary Brockish Ebert, 78, died Dec. 7 at the Westmoreland Care Home in Westmoreland, where she had been a resident for the past five years. The family provided some of the following information. Belinda was born on May 20, 1935, in Blaine to Genevieve and John L. Brockish.


    Laura T. Rigel, 68, of Blue Rapids died Sunday at her home in Blue Rapids after an extended illness. Laura was born on April 28, 1945, in Topeka. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Salina, in 1963. She married Frank L. Rigel on Aug. 16, 1980, in Manhattan. Laura worked


    Fred Benton Hadle, 96, of Manhattan died Friday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was an assistant professor in horticulture at Kansas State University and was superintendent of the horticultural farm at


    LeAnne (Schmidt) Leonard, 76, of Wamego died Thursday at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. LeAnne was born on August 13, 1937, in Adams County, Neb., on the family farm near Hastings, Neb. She was the daughter of Carl H. and Lena

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