• Farm Bureau president hangs up hat after 12 years

    Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, retired on Tuesday after 12 years on the job. Baccus, of Minneapolis, Kan., became president of Kansas Farm Bureau in April 2002 after having been elected vice president in 1997. “Typically, a Kansas Farm Bureau .

  • Junction City woman found dead in bathtub

    Police believe a woman found dead Monday in her bathtub in Junction City shot herself, but they are waiting on an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. Leigh Castle, 44, was found at 5:08 a.m. Monday unresponsive in her residence. .

  • Memo on gravel use receives rocky reception

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners took exception Monday to a memo from Public Works Director Leu Lowrey regarding the use gravel on county roads. The memo, dated Nov. 26, stated: “Effective November 25, 2014, the Road and Bridge Department will not haul any more rock .

  • Indians’ Fiser signs with Hutch CC

    After taking a visit to Hutchinson Community College, Manhattan High’s Molly Fiser was sold. The senior goalkeeper for the Indians, who is also gearing up for her final season of varsity basketball, made her choice to play for the .


    H. Dean Hess, 86, of Winfield, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. The family provided the following information. Dean was the son of Frances Elwood and Carmen Ena Hobble Hess and was born April 21, 1928, in Enid, Okla.  .


    Samuel “Sam” Kvasnica, 83, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Flint, Mich. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..


    Stephan Konz, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Bramlage House in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 25, 1933. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. ymlfuneralhome.com..


    Walter Gene (Walt) Hardin, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Sun City, Ariz. He was born April 26, 1934 in Cosby, Mo., to Arnold C. Hardin and Leola B. (Edwards) Hardin. Walt moved with his family to Manhattan in 1944. He attended local schools and .

  • Menu calorie counts worthwhile

    We don’t have any real problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s broad new regulations that will require most chain restaurants and retail food establishments to post calorie counts and make other information about nutrition available to consumers. .

  • Kansas is leaning to the South

    I arrived in Kansas 35 years ago, happy to be offered a job at KU but having little sense of the state that would be my home. A political science col-league, friend and co-editor of 15 books, Al Cigler, alerted me to .

  • Canceled Mexico tourney proves costly for K-State

    Kansas State will make an attempt to recoup some of the money the school paid a third-party tournament organizer for the women’s basketball team to play in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last week. The plan was for the Wildcats to .

  • Zumach is Big 12’s top freshman Ksuvb7 block.phatch

    Kylee Zumach became the first player in Kansas State volleyball history to be named Big 12 Freshman of the Year on Monday. The outside hitter was also among three Wildcats selected to the All-Big 12 team. Zumach and redshirt-sophomore Katie Brand were .


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