Lifestyle

  • Columns | August 31, 2014

    Patient well-being comes first

    Every day many Americans have to weigh how they spend each dollar — food or rent, electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured or underinsured, medication often is sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day living, leading to more emergency room visits,

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    It’s important to maintain partnerships with Fort Riley

    To the Editor: I want to thank all the individuals and organizations assisting our statewide efforts to support Fort Riley during the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment process. By taking time to send in a public comment, you demonstrated to the Army the importance

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Student debt growing, university financial education programs still deficient

    As student debt load grows —  it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren’t offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. “Financial issues are one of the

  • August 31, 2014

    CLIFF SLOCUM

    Cliff F. Slocum, 56, of Manhattan, died Aug. 28, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Aug. 13, 1958, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Clarence and Justina (Becker) Slocum. Mr. Slocum married Margo Humbard on March 26, 1984, and she survives of the home. He was a Navy veteran.

  • Obituaries | August 31, 2014

    LUCILE M. FLEMING

    Lucile M. “Lu” Fleming, 77, of Manhattan, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 26, 1937, in Wheaton, the daughter of Jake M. and Hallie Grace (Simon) Graf. Lu worked at Montgomery

  • Gardening | August 31, 2014

    Establish a home lawn with cool-season grass

    Greggeyestone1

    Now is the best time to plant cool-season grass. The soil temperature is warm for quick seed germination. Air temperatures should be coming down to the favorable growing of below 86 degrees for tall fescue and bluegrass. Light duration is reducing day by day. September is

  • August 31, 2014

    Dodge City paper grows by reporting ag news

    July 30, 2014. Indianapolis, Ind. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association is announcing its national awards, including the Story of the Year. And the winner is: The High Plains Journal from Dodge City, Kansas. Today we’ll learn about this remarkable publication and its emphasis on quality and

  • Local |Education |Business | August 31, 2014

    U.S.  Celluar giving $1 million to teachers

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Kansas, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth

  • Local |Education | August 31, 2014

    Haverkamp receives scholarship

    Macy Haverkamp of Topeka, a Kansas State University accounting student, is the recipient of a $400 scholarship provided by the Public Accountant’s Association of Kansas. The Association’s Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to juniors and seniors in accounting programs in Kansas schools.

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    KSU alum becomes senior VP of American State Bancshares

    Kenneth Friedel of Wichita has been named the senior vice-president and director of corporate strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business administration from Kansas State University. American State Bancshares is a $675 million dollar holding


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