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  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Better Business Bureau recognizes local businessman

    The Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains and southwest Iowa recognized Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, with a 2012 Integrity Award during an award ceremony at The Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 19.  The award was for the

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    CivicPlus adds 2 more to staff

    The customer support team hired its newest team member, Staley Cluts, as a senior support specialist. Cluts has more than 15 years of experience with networks and services, domain administration and troubleshooting.  For 13 years, Cluts worked with CACI as a systems analyst III, where he

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2013

    Westar installs new covers to prevent outages

    They come unannounced. Some may be looking for shelter; others are looking for a meal. They make their way through fences and mazes of equipment, unaware of the potential danger that exists within an electric substation. When birds, snakes, raccoons, squirrels and other wildlife come

  • September 29, 2013

    Downtowns of Abilene, Lindsborg have big sights, sounds, shops

    A good downtown is something special. It has the convenience of a shopping mall with an extra dose of charm and local flavor. But a good downtown isn’t just a commercial place; it’s a center of culture and community. Spend a weekend exploring

  • Books | September 29, 2013

    Poet paints picture of Spanish conquistador

    Forty-five years after the untimely death of John Keats, another famous British poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, attempted to correct a poetic error.  In one of Keats’s more famous sonnets, “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer,” the young Romantic poet was mistaken as

  • Columns | September 29, 2013

    Russian ships ‘show the flag’

    It is amazing how the media ca blow things out of proportion, especially in a crisis. This is what happened as events in Syria were becoming more and more serious and dangerous. Take, for example, the Russian Navy. As events began to heat up in

  • Obituaries | September 28, 2013

    Gregory Lynn Kern

    Gregory “Greg” Lynn Kern, 61, of rural Maple Hill, died Friday, September 27, at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1951 in Smith Center, the son of Lawrence E. and Gertrude E. (Myers) Kern. He grew up in Smith Center graduating from Smith Center High School in 1970. After

  • Obituaries | September 28, 2013

    Gilbert Joseph Seiwald

    Gilbert Joseph Seiwald, 98, of Wamego, died Thursday, September 26, at his home. Gilbert was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Eudora, the son of Michael Joseph and Amelia (Brueggen) Seiwald. He grew up and attended schools in Eudora, St. Marys and St. Bernard before graduating from Wamego High School

  • Obituaries | September 28, 2013

    Era Mathew David Bryant

    Era Mathew David Bryant, 92, of Manhattan, died Thursday, September 26,  at his home. Era was born in Independence on Nov. 8, 1920 to Mathew David and Ruby Pearl Bryant.  Era grew up in various towns in southeastern Kansas including Elk City where his grandfather had a

  • Obituaries | September 28, 2013

    Verna K. Ritzert

    Verna Ritzert, 61, of Erie and a former Manhattan resident died Wednesday, September 25, at Labette Health in Parsons. Among her survivors is her husband, Dale Ritzert, of the home. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons. Online

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