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  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Mary Pfanenstiel

    Mary Pfanenstiel died Thursday at her home in Dallas surrounded by her daughters. Mary was born in Manhattan on June 26, 1938 to William A. Patzell Sr. and Mary Dale Patzell. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was preceded in death by her loving

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Betty Anderson

    Elizabeth Belle “Betty” Anderson, 84, of Manhattan, died Friday evening, April 18, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Manhattan, and had spent most of her lifetime in the Manhattan community. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Irma Fallon

    Irma Jean Fallon, 85, Manhattan, died Saturday morning at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 29, 1929 on the family farm near Manson, Iowa. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan,

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Harold Steege

    Harold Gene Steege, 58, of Alma, died Thursday, April 17 in rural Wabaunsee County as a result of a construction accident. Harold was born April 9, 1956, in Wamego, the son of Arnold and Doris Mossman Steege. Harold worked on the family farm southeast of Alma until 2001, then began

  • Local |Business | April 20, 2014

    Premier Chiropractic to have grand opening Tuesday

    Premier Chiropractic and Wellness will have its grand opening from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at its new office at 324C Southwind Place in the Seth Child Commons. Those who attend will have refreshments, a tour of the office, and a chance to win prizes. The

  • Local |Business | April 20, 2014

    Houtz of Golf USA wins national award

    Golf club fitting pioneer, Ping Golf Co. has named Brad Houtz to its top 100 National Fitters of the Year for 2013. The award salutes those who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities. Houtz

  • Obituaries | April 19, 2014

    Betty Haug

    Betty (Elizabeth) Josephine (Spangler) Haug, 82, Manhattan, died Saturday morning at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born on May 8, 1931 in Okmulgee, Okla., and raised in Chicago. She graduated from St. Nicholas Tolentine Grade School and St. Xavier’s Academy

  • Local |Business | April 18, 2014

    Officials warn of mortgage fee bill effects


    Plenty of folks in Riley County are confused, angry and struggling to see any reason for a proposal to eliminate a fee on mortgages. Riley County counselor Clancy Holeman was so adamant about the possible perils of the measure, known as Senate Bill 298, that during

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2014

    Officials: Tax increase may not make up for cuts

    USD 383 is projecting a tax increase of 1.14 mills for property owners next year. But even with the tax increase, the budget appears ready to decrease and might require spending cuts. The mill levy would rise from 52.46 to 53.60 based on increases in three areas of the

  • Editorials | April 18, 2014

    A second home light years away

    “Similar to dawn or dusk on a spring day,” is how Geoff Marcey, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, described Kepler-186f, the most Earth-like planet that hunters and their telescopes have yet turned up. The description is certainly intriguing. Kepler-186f — so

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