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  • Book provides support and comfort to smokers trying to drop the habit

    So you’ve tried the patches, gum and candy. Medication only made you drowsy with hardly any energy to spare. Over and over, you’ve sucked air from plastic straws that had been cut to the size of cigarettes. Going .

  • Mulch reduces weeds in the garden Greggeyestone1

    In my garden, weeds are more of a pest than insects and plant disease. It takes an assertive effort to keep weeds in check, and mulch is my biggest helper. Many weed seeds need light to start growing. If weeds .


    Jack M. Burke, 83, died at his summer home on Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota on Friday, May 8, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. His parents were Vivian and Merril Burke. He was born near Williston, N.D. on .


    Tyrone Muller, 49, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 2, 1965, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Carl and Gisela (Beckmann) Muller. Tyrone moved with his family .


    Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was the daughter of Terry and Marcia (Butler) Knowles, Topeka, and sister of Julie Knowles, .

  • Local insurance agency makes top 10 for growth

    Charlson-Wilson Insurance Agency of Manhattan has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Missouri and Kansas for 2014. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Columbia, Missouri, and a reception with all regional associates, .

  • Mall hires marketing manager

    Manhattan Town Center announced Monday that Jeff Sutton has been hired as its marketing manager. Sutton comes to Manhattan Town Center with 15 years of media, communications, leadership and marketing experience. He previously served as director of marketing, business partnerships and .

  • Ramifications many from stunning British vote

    Of all the elections in Europe in the last several years, none was more shocking and will have more potential impact on the continent and the United States than the British parliamentary election May 7. For months the election was predicted .

  • Aguirre to get new trial

    An Ogden man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and their son in 2009 will get a new trial after a decision by the state’s high court released Friday. The Kansas Supreme Court reversed the 2012 conviction of Luis Aguirre, saying his .

  • Council Grove hermit cave listed on National Register

    A hermit’s cave in Council Grove was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, but potential visitors should know that the hermit is gone, and the cave isn’t really a cave. The hermit, Italian priest Giovanni .

  • Management of Wareham subject of unresolved lawsuit

    Though the Wareham Opera House announced the hiring of a new operations manager last week, the current operator is in a lawsuit with the building’s owner over a contract with three years left on it. Wareham owner Darrell Hills .

  • Garmin founder gives $1M to KSU engineering

    Kansas State University’s College of Engineering has received a $1 million gift from a Garmin International Inc executive for the construction of new lab space in the college’s Phase IV building addition. This latest gift from Min Kao, is .


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