Phillip “Phil” Jones, 49, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 2, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Charlene W. Peddicord, 88, of rural Wamego, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her home. The family provided the following information. Charlene was born June 15, 1926 in Wamego, the daughter of Charles and Stella Warner. She attended Wamego schools and graduated from K-State with .

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    With seven days between games and all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie saw this one coming. In the first half of K-State’s matchup with Samford, the Wildcats came .

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    Close one Sears, and another shall take its place. Sears Hometown Store, which sells appliances, tools and seasonal items, will open early next year at 8055 E. U.S. 24, next to Feldkamp’s Furniture. Rusty Goodmiller, manager of the local store, .

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  • Commission still exploring purchase of former clinic

    Facilities and money occupied a brief morning session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Following a 30-minute executive session to discuss the acquisition of property, the commission approved two motions: to direct Administrator Robert Reece and Counselor John Watt to .


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