• Taking a look at the ‘r-word’: retirement Dendurent1

    Taking a look at the ‘r-word’: retirement A college buddy’s 2014 Christmas newsletter said he and his wife were starting to consider the ‘R’ word — retirement. A few days after receiving Doug’s holiday greeting, the post office delivered my .

  • Attract birds to your landscape this winter Greggeyestone1

    I find great pleasure from my garden in the winter by watching birds. Many birds are attracted to landscape and garden plants. The plants I choose for landscaping attract birds and also serve as natural bird habitat. Birds, like all .

  • Putin’s Christmas gift: A new military doctrine

    As Christmas presents go, a new military doctrine is a first. Christmas doesn’t come until January in Russia, but Russian President Vladimir Putin surely knows much of the world celebrates it Dec. 25. That’s when he unveiled his changes. .


    Betty Jean Reavis, 84, Augusta, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Andover. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Augusta. Inurnment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Her family provided some of the following .


    Rogers Leslie Brazier, Sr., 89, Wamego, a devoted and loving husband and father, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Topeka. His family provided some of the following information. Rogers was married to Mary Louise (Madden) Brazier, who preceded him in death in March, 2010. .


    Dr. Warren J. Keegan, 79, a longtime Rye, N.Y., resident, died on New Year’s Eve. His family provided some of the following information. Warren was born in Junction City in 1936. He was the son of a farmer and a .

  • Former Wamego standout Kaylee Page enrolls at K-State

    After opting to transfer from Nebraska nearly a month ago, it appears freshman forward and Alma native Kaylee Page will join the women’s basketball program at Kansas State under head coach Jeff Mittie. Page has enrolled in the school .

  • Mora-Snyder handshake creates a stir

    SAN ANTONIO — A not-so-friendly and uncharacteristically brief handshake between UCLA head coach Jim Mora and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder following the Bruins’ 40-35 victory over the Wildcats in the Alamo Bowl created quite the buzz late Friday night. Video .

  • Thousands ring in New Year in Aggieville celebration Nye2.phatch

    Around 10,000 people on New Year’s Eve huddled near a stage in front of Varney’s at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and “Broadway” minutes before midnight to witness the Little Apple ball drop and celebrate the start of 2015. The .

  • Purple sea greets Wildcats at rally Alamobowlcolor.phatch

    SAN ANTONIO — Even in a sea of nearly 10,000 K-State fans at Thursday’s pep rally, Ernie Navarro stood out. Navarro had driven to San Antonio from his home in Los Angeles ahead of the Alamo Bowl at 5:45 p.m. Friday .

  • Foundation names new CEO, president

    The Kansas State University Foundation named a new president and chief executive officer this week. Greg Willems will start work on Feb. 23 and will formally assume the role of president on Feb. 27. Willems, according to a statement on Friday from .

  • K-Stater builds spirit for San Antonio Wildcats Ksu grad.phatch

    For Chris Gartner, an engineer and project manager in San Antonio, meeting a fellow K-State alumnus as a teenager crystallized his career aspirations and gave him a lifelong mentor. Gartner, 60, is CEO of Christopher Gartner and Associates, an engineering firm .


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