• 2015 is here, and it’s time to give your brain muscles a healthy workout Librarian.danielle.schapaugh.phatch

    What’s the best way to improve your memory, make sure your mind stays sharp as you age and keep your skills relevant at work? Learn something new! “Learning a new skill can help ward off dementia by strengthening the .

  • ‘Temple Grandin’ offers gripping look into success of autistic hero

    If Temple Grandin had her druthers she would encourage each individual in the world to be strong and have the confidence to believe in great possibilities. She knows these things all too well. As a child growing up in the 1950.

  • ‘Undertaking’ creates sympathetic characters

    “The Undertaking” is a short, powerful novel about a part of World War II that most Americans have given little thought to, or even care about. Yet readers cannot help but care about “The Undertaking’s” two main characters, Peter .

  • 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 .


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