To the Editor President Obama will get a break from “Obamacare” when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance — one that gives thanks for our good fortune,
WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation hopes to add 600 new jobs in the county in the next five years through its “Advance Pottawatomie County” initiative. As of Nov. 21, 50 private entities throughout the county had invested $902,100 toward a $1 million goal to help implement six strategies
Riley County officials are keeping their eyes locked on the state legislature — and suggesting other local bodies do the same. County counselor Clancy Holeman on Monday told an intergovernmental meeting that several bills pending in the legislature could wreck havoc with the next year if
WESTMORELAND — It will cost Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties about $40,000 to find out if the deck of the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polyester concrete overlay. Pott County Commissioners last week received a proposal from the Truesdell Corporation for testing the bridge deck for
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined congressional colleagues from both sides of the aisle in expressing concern with the Iranian nuclear deal reached over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland. “Any deal that gives billions in sanctions relief to the world’s
Mary Elizabeth Holley, 74, of Wamego, died Sunday at the Wamego Health Center. She was a long time resident of the community. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Blaine. She was the daughter of Celester and Lucille Harrington Saville.
Deborah (Debbie) Ann Dowling, 56, died on Saturday and is forever joined with her beloved grandson, Tyler, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2011. The family provided some of the following information. Debbie was born on June 8, 1957, in Manhattan and attended local schools. On Nov. 21, 1972, in
Ruth Alvina Winter, 85, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. She was born April 22, 1928 in Lincoln, Neb. Ruth was raised in Lincoln, Neb. She married Rudolph “Sam” Winter on May 30, 1948. In 1952, they moved to Clifton and then in 1955, moved to the Palmer community
Arlene Ulrich-Kaump, 84, of Manhattan, died Sunday in the Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
If anyone understands what hard work and loyalty is, it has to be Lauren Mertz. Mertz, who recently signed to play basketball at Kansas State, has battled back from not one, but two ACL tears in back-to-back seasons, to get where she is today. Despite
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