• Veterans, public enjoyed military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military appreciation week — Nov. 10-15 — we were able for the eighth time to display our military memorabilia at the Riley County Senior Service Center. We owe a big “Thank-you” to Jamie Ram-sey, Susan Peterson, .

  • This Christmas, let’s do more than talk the seasonal talk

    To the Editor: Fifty years ago this month was the first time I tried to kill myself. I have been receiving treatment ever since. It has been a long time to deal with the “stuff” in my head. It is .

  • Smoking has absolutely no redeeming qualities

    To the Editor: This month is World COPD Month. Last Thursday, Nov. 20, the American Cancer Society celebrated the 39th Great American Smoke Out. Recent scientific publications emphasize the need to avoid coronary artery disease by avoiding second-hand smoke.  These .

  • Drivers warm to cheap gasoline prices

    As motorists fuel up for their annual trip to grandmother’s house, they’re likely to be thankful for the cheapest gas in more than four years. With gasoline futures trading near $2.01 per gallon on Friday, nationwide prices at the .

  • Will Brownback stand firm to protect Kansas children?

    To the Editor: In Gov. Sam Brownback, have we elected the man the times require? If we as Kansans are to remain a self-governing people, we need a governor of uncommon resolve. For when the federal government prevails in its .

  • CAROL A.DEGRAFF

    Carol A. DeGraff, 66, of Manhattan, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills-Wroten House in Manhattan. She was born on April 3, 1948, in Manhattan, the daughter of Charles E. and Donna R. (Moehlman) Sowell. Survivors include three daughters: Dawn Reid-Gross, St. George; .

  • JANE KENYON

    Jane Kenyon, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Jane was born on March 8, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of John William & Flora L. (Beaver) McPhail.  Jane graduated .

  • ARMIN OLSON

    Armin Henry Olson, 92 of Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. Armin was born on Sept. 7, 1922, in Clay Center, the son of Clyde W. and Maude Alta (Daniels) Olson, and for two .

  • KENNETH D. WEBBER

    Kenneth D. Webber, 82, of Berryton, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born May 5, 1932, in Leonardville, the son of Laurence J. and Elizabeth J. Wagonrodt Webber. He graduated from Leonardville Rural High School in 1950 and attended .

  • ESTHER DORNES ROBERTS

    Esther Dornes Roberts, 93, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Collins House in Meadlowlark Hills in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Esther was born Jan. 27, 1921, in rural Geary County to Emil and Cora Sisson Dornes, the youngest of .

  • Obama’s climate deal clearly favors China

    President Obama’s recent trip to China raised the hopes of those who long to reduce carbon emissions, but it upset diplomats concerned about the sloppiness of the main agreement — at least from the American side. The two countries together .

  • New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, .







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