Sunday, August 2, 2015


  • Columns | July 26, 2015

    Iran comes out ahead in nuclear agreement

    President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran will probably be one of the most heavily criticized U.S. agreements in years.  But before evaluating the agreement, permit me to note that I have worked with arms control and know something about the process. 

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2015


    Betty Sharp, 75, of Danville, died Monday, July 20, 2015, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Oct. 1, 1939, to the late Bert and Inez Spain in Manhattan. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sharp. She was a homemaker most

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2015


    Randall Lynn Warren, 53, of Colorado Springs, died after a short illness Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Colorado Springs. The family provided some of the following information. Randy was born June 16, 1962, in Pratt. He was married to Carla Ethridge Brown on Nov. 29, 1985. He is survived by his wife;

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2015


    Marjorie Olive Francis Heyne, 99, of Manhattan, died peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Marjorie was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Garland, Nebraska, the third daughter of Harry E. and O. Grace Leger Francis. She lived the majority of her

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2015


    Scott Andrew Anderson, 50, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. After a courageous battle with cancer, Scott leaves behind his wife, Cassie Brown Anderson; his son, Lance Anderson, and wife, Meri, and their infant daughter, Elsie;

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2015


    Andrea Caroline Richter, 77, of Green, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. The family provides some of the following information. She was born April 5, 1938, in Idana, the daughter of Russell E. and Irene Caroline (Lippe) Green. She graduated from Clay County Community High

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 24, 2015

    DCF sues Army to keep contract

    In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families alleges the U.S. Army is taking steps to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria services at Fort Riley. The agency claims the Army is trying to add

  • Local | July 24, 2015

    Children’s pedal power put to test in tractor competition


    Six-year-old Chloe Rhea had never competed in a pedal tractor pull before Thursday, but her pink cowboy hat and die-hard attitude suggested otherwise as she pedaled slowly but surely from one end of the arena to the other. Rhea, who lives in Arkansas but is

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | July 24, 2015

    What’s the best route to avoid road construction?


    Q: I live on the west side of town and work on the east side of town. With all the construction, I feel like I can’t get anywhere. How can I get across town, and when will all this be over? A: Have you

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 24, 2015

    Court sends child support case back to Riley County

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed decisions by the Court of Appeals and Riley County District Court on a case regarding child support from former K-State all-conference lineman Kendyl Jacox. Justices ordered the district court to reconsider whether Jacox, 40, owes interest on previously unpaid

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