Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in the college,” said Peter Dorhout,
Jacob “Jake” A. (Wilcox) White, 23, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids, died May 23, 2014, in a one vehicle accident. Jacob is the son of Angie White of Waterville and Bill Wilcox of Blue Rapids. He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2009. While in high school,
Wanda Mae (Thorn dyke) Johnson, 78, died in the Good Shepherd Hospice House on May 28, 2014, in the presence of her husband and children. She was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1936, the daughter of John Joseph and Hilda Florence (Freiden) Thorndyke. Wanda grew up on the
Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan, died May 31, 2014, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born August 15, 1945, in Winfield. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave.
TOPEKA — To be certain, the Rock Creek baseball team donned their rally caps sometime in the top of the seventh inning during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship game with Wellsville at Falley Field. Appearing in their first state title game in school history
WICHITA — A season ago, Valley Heights finished as state runners-up with just two athletes competing at the state meet. This year, the Mustangs recruited a third member and took home the team title in Class 1A at the state track meet inside Wichita’s Cessna
TOPEKA — When it comes to preparing for opponents, Rock Creek baseball coach Chad Herren says he would rather concentrate on his own team. That said, the fourth-seeded Mustangs knocked out No. 1 seed Council Grove, 16-3, in a Class 3A state tournament semifinal Friday at Falley
Maybe Manhattan taxpayers will go for a sales tax increase to fund city street maintenance — the idea has its attractions – but we can’t quite shake our misgivings about the idea. For starters, street maintenance, a city responsibility, has traditionally been funded through property taxes.
Congress’ public approval rating could hardly get lower, hovering around 10 percent while disapproval numbers top 70 percent. Voters have been in a “throw-the-bums-out” mood for years, yet incumbent re-election rates stay above 90 percent. Primary challenges in other states have been unsuccessful in 2014, and Kansas will probably
St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the Class 5A state baseball title on Friday with a 6-0 win over Blue Valley Southwest at Tointon Family Stadium. Alex Van Pelt pitched a three-hit complete game in a game that lasted less than 90 minutes. Van Pelt forced the Timberwolves
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