On a trip to Scotland, Gene Ernst took every opportunity to paint the scenery. “For him, it was a painting trip,” said Margaret Buie, a friend who was on the trip with him. “If there was down time, he’d set up his easel.” Buie,
The Kansas State women’s basketball team made one of the best players in the Big 12 this season look quite average Saturday night. It was a defensive effort that paid off, as the Wildcats survived a late run by 13th-ranked Iowa State to earn an 80
Thomas Gipson was unsettled with his last game. The K-State junior forward, and the team’s vocal leader, battled early foul trouble against Oklahoma and finished with just four points and six rebounds. (Kansas State’s Shane Southwell shoots over West Virignia’s Brandon Watkins
Thomas “Tom” Ellis, 56, died on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 24, 1957, in Onaga, the son of John and Mary G. (Silvis) Ellis. Tom was the owner of Ellis Construction Services specializing in finish carpentry.
Carol Van Pelt, 69, of Fairland, Okla., died Jan. 17, 2014, at the Integris Hospital in Grove, Okla. She was born April 22, 1944. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Martha Howell Sudduth, 96, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, Miss. Martha Stowers Hand was born in Terry, Miss., on May 2, 1917, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Hand. She attended Hinds County Junior College and graduated from Mississippi State College
Jennie ‘Granny’ Jeffries, 84, of Marysville, formerly of Frankfort, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Jennie was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Holdrege, Neb., the daughter of Clyde S. and Myrtle A. (Brokaw) Lewis. She married Vernon E. ‘Dutch’ Jeffries on December 28, 1945,
Heinz Otto Arent, 83, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 4, 1930 in Stuttgart, Germany the son of Otto and Helene (Sturm) Arent. He attended the school systems in Stuttgart
Jacqueline Laura McFarland, 74, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Wamego Health Center. She was a long-time resident of the area. Jackie was born June 30, 1939 in Wamego. She attended local schools. Jackie was a cook. She co-owned three different restaurants in Wamego, Westmoreland and Erick,
Sharon Ann Kraus, 74, Wamego, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was a life-long resident of the area. Sharon was born Sept. 11, 1939, in rural Alma. She attended Hessdale grade school and Alma High School. Sharon worked for many years as a
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