• Obituaries | June 30, 2014


    Fred Harrison Barnhart, Sr., 90, of Wamego, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fred was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Horseheads, N.Y., the son of Harrison and Arrah (James) Barnhart. Fred enlisted into

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2014


    Edgar B. Hetzler, 92, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was born in Onaga on Oct. 19, 1921, to Bernard and Olga. Ed served as a pilot in WWII and eventually retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. In 1947, he married Dorothy M. Rieck. Together they

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2014


    Charlotte Anita Apodaca Cardenas, 67 of Washington, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Denver to Seferino and Viola (Garcia) Apodaca. Survivors include her husband, Domingo Sr. of Washington; children, Lisa Smith (Luke) of Belleville, Tina Manzola of Las Vegas, Calif., Dina

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2014


    Darold O. Ukena, 91, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on June 7, 1923, in Greenleaf, the son of Gerhardt and Emma (Wiechmann) Ukena. Funeral Services and a complete obituary are pending. They will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen

  • Arts & Leisure | June 29, 2014

    Fourth of July festivities, MAC camp and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • Local | June 29, 2014

    Headliners Bryan and Church wow Country Stampede crowds


    There’s the church you can go to on Sunday mornings, and then there’s Eric Church, the star tens of thousands of worshipping fans flocked to see Saturday night at Tuttle Creek State Park for the 19th annual Kicker Country Stampede. Church, who’s

  • Food & Drink | June 29, 2014

    Stampede campers find creative ways to whip up some grub


    Music is the main event at Country Stampede, but refreshments are what keeps the party going. That’s especially true in the festival campgrounds, where the smell of cooking meat permeates the air and red Solo cups are abundant. The four-day music festival is a

  • Holidays | June 29, 2014

    Volunteer efforts boost Wamego’s fireworks show


    The plans for Wamego’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show begin on July 5. “The day after we start thinking about what will make the show more effective,” said Neil Ebert, a member of the volunteer group that puts on the display. “We start in

  • Local | June 29, 2014

    A day at the campgrounds


    Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, families, friends, and guests reading these words at this very moment, I am about to take you on a whimsical journey 24 hours in the making. For the next few minutes (or however long it takes you to read things), you

  • Local |Education | June 29, 2014

    Percentage of Kansas income spent on education in state dipping

    The percentage of Kansas personal income spent on education has been dipping, despite a significant overall increase in how much the state’s residents are making. Adjusted for inflation, Kansas is predicted spend about $305 million less in 2015 than it did in 2009, based on numbers presented

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