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  • Letters | September 02, 2014

    Do donors really need a monument of thanks?

    To the Editor: Our human family includes a variety of motivations to donate. Sadly, some believe an income tax benefit will motivate individuals to give. Others promise recognition: certificates, plaques, trophies, thank-you banquets — even a monument “to commemorate names of donors.” While some people quietly

  • Movies | September 02, 2014

    ‘Dame to Kill For’ is great but empty ... and skip the 3-D


    Director Robert Rodriquez has a fondness for pulp. His movies include “From Dusk Til Dawn,” the “Spy Kids” movies, the “Machete” movies, and the original “Sin City,” based closely on comic books made by writer and artist Frank Miller. He is also the most dependable

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    Leon M. Mathies, 91, of Alma, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Wamego Health Center. The family provided the following information. Leon was born Oct. 30, 1922, north of McFarland, the son of Fred M. and Ella Marten Mathies Leon was a farmer and stockman, working on a farm south

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    Evelyn Rose Gieber, 93, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Cedar Village Long Term Care Center in Ness City. The family provided the following information. Evelyn was born on June 27, 1921, in Ogden, the daughter of Fred and Anna Nelson Stein. On July 12, 1941, she married Benjamin C. Gieber

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    Bernard Joseph “B.J.” Brown, 91, of Lillis, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Topeka. The family provided the following information. B.J. was born Nov. 16, 1922, on the family farm in rural Lillis, the son of Michael J. and Nora Grace Brown. He married Eleanor Henrietta Kramer on

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    Thomas Joseph Barry, 54, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Tommy was born in Dodge City on March 16, 1960, the son of Ruth V. (Rogers) Barry and the late Wallace D. Barry.  At the age of

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    William Richard Aye, 85, of Madison, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014,  at Oakwood Village in Madison. The family provided the following information. William was a native of Manhattan, son of long-time Manhattanite Mary Adda Boone. A 1955 graduate of Kansas State University, he briefly played basketball at

  • Football | September 02, 2014

    11 former Wildcats make NFL rosters

    Led by 12-year veteran Terence Newman, 11 former Kansas State football players made NFL rosters. Newman, who spent his first nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, is entering his third year with the Cincinnati Bengals. Other Wildcats to make NFL rosters include running back Darren Sproles (

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Tailgaters bring Wildcat-themed vehicles for season opener


    Saturday’s first home football game against Stephen F. Austin University gave Wildcat fans a release from the anticipation they had felt after waiting all summer for the season to start. As usual, thousands of tailgaters displayed their Wildcat pride in purple and white, but

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 31, 2014

    RCPD matching community demographics

    Yes, there was a glaring danger sign. Looking back at the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials across the country are quick to point at one obvious signal. The population of Ferguson is about 67 percent African American, while the police

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