• Swedish author pens witty, refreshing tale

    You might not be aware, because 1961 was a long time ago and because this amazing story is fiction, but that was the year three pertinent people were born. Most important was Nombeko Mayeki, who started life in the poorest of .

  • SADIE FRASCHILLA

    Sadie Rosaria Fraschilla, 85, of Riley, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at her residence. The family provided the following information. She was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Nunzio and Jennie Cannizzaro. She was married to Guiseppe “Joe” Fraschilla .

  • ALBERT EDWARD NIELSON

    Albert Edward “Al” Nielson, 99, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Al was born on April 25, 1915, in rural Marysville, the son of James M. and Emma (Zybach) Nielson.  He grew .

  • DOROTHA ANN LEE

    Dorotha Ann “Dottie” Lee, 75, of Salina, died Thursday, Dec, 18, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Dorotha was born in Iola on May 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Crystal Maxine (Jensen) and Franklin Glen West. She .

  • ‘World of Hunger Games’ a hit for fans

    “May the odds forever be in your favor!” Most “Hunger Games” fans know what that statement means and who said it. ‘Effie Trinket’ is so cheerful and peppy in “The Hunger Games” series. Maybe she should drop all the publicity .

  • DONNA BEAUCHAMP

    Donna B. Beauchamp, 86, of Manhattan,  died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on June 18, 1928, in rural Beverly, the daughter of Delbert and Ione (Chambers) Percival.  .

  • Valley Heights 58, Doniphan West 29

    At Highland, the Mustangs outscored Doniphan West in every quarter to win easily against their Twin-Valley League foe. Valley Heights led by 18 at halftime. Sidney Blackburn paced the Mustangs with 19 points, while Brandi Jo Roepke had 15 and Kayla Smith finished .

  • Wamego 42, Clay Center 31

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders overcame an early deficit and stayed undefeated with a win over Clay Center. Wamego trailed 13-6 after the first quarter but outscored the Tigers in each of the following three quarters to win. Allison Seufert .

  • Wabaunsee 63, Rock Creek 27

    At Flush, Wabaunsee took a 14-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back against the Mustangs, winning every quarter in the rout. Winter Henry led Rock Creek with seven points, with Jacy Johnston adding five. Rock Creek (1-5) .

  • Troy 53, BV-Randolph 38

    At Randolph, the Rams trailed by seven at halftime but couldn’t cut into the deficit in the final two quarters. Sami Pfaff led the team with nine points, while Megan Plummer had eight points and Tessa Henry had seven. .

  • Rossville 72, Frankfort 38

    At Rossville, the Bulldogs put away Frankfort quickly in a rout, leading by 20 at halftime and wining both the third and fourth quarters as well. Frankfort got 14 points from Kyla Hardwick and 10 points from Abra Shirley in the loss. Frankfort (1.

  • ANGELA GILMAN-RESSLER

    Angela “Angie” Sue Gilman-Ressler, 48, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. She was struck by a motorist while crossing a street. The family provided the following information. Angie was born Feb. 12, 1966, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Sam Gilman and Judy .







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