Pat Ann Reasoner, 80, of Keats, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home in Keats surrounded by her sons, Michael, Mark and Matt. The family provided some of the following information. Pat was born Floretta Jean McAlister on Oct. 15, 1934, at Freedom, Okla.&.


    Alexander Delane Hamblin, 26, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his residence. The family did not provide the cause of death. The family provided some of the following information. Alexander was born in Great Bend on April 7, 1988, to Debra (Horyna) Pratt .


    Robert F. Bentley, 84 of Leonardville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Past and present, beauty and deterioration blur in ‘Unravished’

    A recurring theme within Hester Kaplan’s 2014 short-story collection, “Unravished,” is the disillusionment between an individual within a larger community and that which was once beautiful. In “Unravished,” the book’s title story, for instance, Alice, the protagonist, struggles between .

  • With Thanksgiving just around the corner, read up on its history Susan.withee.librarian1

    The holiday season is upon us and we’re counting down to Thanksgiving. I like Thanksgiving; for a major holiday, it remains relatively straightforward and uncomplicated. It’s comparatively free of the cumbersome traditions, frenetic activities, and crippling expenditures that .

  • ‘All the Light’ shines with perspective

    “All the Light We Cannot See” is a beautifully crafted story that depicts World War II through the eyes of two teenagers: Marie-Laure, who grows up in Paris, and Werner, who grows up an orphan in Germany. Their lives are .

  • ‘Approval Fix’ seeks world of honesty

    Many individuals want to be liked. They are consistent in their desire to please others. Why does it matter so much to seek approval from your wife, husband, best friend, mother or father, brother or sister, company boss and even .

  • Body First Wellness hires two employees

    Body First Wellness and Recreation Center hired Mariah Tapassi and Jenni Brenner. Body First is at 3615 Claflin Road, next to Amanda Arnold School. Tapassi, joining the massage therapy staff, provides professional massage therapy including deep tissue massage, sports massage, prenatal .

  • Snyder should not have endorsed any politician

    To the Editor: I grew up loving K-State and especially K-State football. I was proud of my affiliation with the university and the team. I wore my purple with great pride, but with that pride came teasing and mocking, even .

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    To the Editor: I’m writing this in the hope of cutting through the political noise of the upcoming election. I have a story to tell, and I believe it matters. My name is Mary Lucas and I’m the .

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    To the Editor: A few years ago, Gov. Sam Brownback (or Kansas taxpayers?) paid an enormous consulting fee to Arthur Laffer to provide counsel on policy aimed at promoting growth in the state. Regarded by most knowledge-able economists as a .

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