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  • Local |Business | February 02, 2014

    Varney & Associates names new partner

    Varney & Associates, CPAs named Melissa Larson, CPA, as an owner. Melissa joined the firm in 2003 with more than 10 years experience in public and private accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Larson specializes in providing attest, consulting,

  • Books | February 02, 2014

    Biography shows all sides of Led Zeppelin frontman

    When I first heard Robert Plant belt out “Heartbreaker,” I was in a car being driven by one of my high school girlfriends. We were tooling around town on a mellow Saturday afternoon, taking a break from decorating a gymnasium for our junior prom, which

  • Books | February 02, 2014

    Guilt over Kennedy sends man into spiral

    Millions of Americans know Jim Lehrer as a PBS news anchor. Fewer are aware that he is also the author of 21 novels, the most recent of which is “Top Down.” This book offers insight to how intensely Secret Service agents take the job of protecting

  • Books | February 02, 2014

    New addition means more room, storytime and creativity


    Bulldozers arrived on the scene three weeks ago.  A few young library patrons watched in delight from the storytime room windows as a digger piled up dirt and chunks of concrete. The much-awaited expansion of the Children’s Library had begun! Since the last

  • Gardening | February 02, 2014

    Plan landscape design as outdoor living room


    My yearly program on home landscape design is coming up on Feb. 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is the first session in a three part series that continues on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. Registration is taken through the UFM Community Learning Center. You may

  • Columns | February 02, 2014

    Sochi Olympics more than just sport to Putin

    Most of the commentary on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has focused on the danger of a terrorist attack. That danger is real. It is so real that Moscow has sent 40,000 security personnel, including special military forces, to the area. Indeed, security is such

  • Obituaries | February 02, 2014


    Joe D. McClure, 83, formerly a longtime resident of Alta Vista, died Jan. 29 in his home in Overland Park surrounded by his family. The family provided some of the following informtion. Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Wamego, Joe was raised on a farm near McDowell Creek Road in

  • Obituaries | February 02, 2014


    Mary Carr, affectionately know as “Grandma,” 92, of Manhattan, died Thursday, January 30. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born May 7, 1921, in Clearwater, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Lily Clark. After working 4 p.m.-midnight every night during

  • Obituaries | February 02, 2014


    Fred Daniels, 63, of Wamego died Dec. 6 in Manhattan. A celebration of life honoring Daniels will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at the American Legion in Manhattan. Anyone who knew him is welcome to come and share memories.

  • Tennis | February 01, 2014

    K-State tennis beats Liberty for third straight victory

    The Kansas State tennis team cruised to a 7-0 win over Liberty on Saturday at the Body First Tennis and Fitness Center, marking the third straight victory for the Wildcats. It’s the first time K-State has won three straight matches since April 19-25, 2013. This

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