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  • Columns | December 17, 2013

    An evening conversation: shut up and drive!

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Memo to the Riley County Law Board on the issue of those hypothetical cops with binoculars… Fine. Go for it. The reference here is to a tongue-in-cheek comment offered up Monday by board member Wynn Butler. The matter being discussed was how rigorously law enforcement

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Gretchen Brunner Mithen, 73, of Wamego, died Nov. 21 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 3, 1940, in Wamego to Benjamin Brunner Jr., M.D. and Florence Muckenthaler Brunner, RN. She was united in marriage

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Viola Emma Gnadt, 94, of Alma, died Thursday at the Alma Manor. She was a lifelong resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Viola was born Nov. 19, 1919, in the Templin Community of rural Alta Vista. She was the daughter of Julius

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on April 4, 1916, in Randolph. She was the daughter of Richard and Lillie (Axelton) Anderson. She was married to Russell Hohman

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. Her parents were Fred and Anna Briggs Machholz. She spent her early youth in Burlington and graduated from Burlington Junior College. Following graduation she worked

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Jack George, 93, died Friday. He was born Sept. 11, 1920 in Lycon, Colo. Jack was raised in Colorado before moving to Bentley with his family. He graduated from Bentley High School in 1940. Jack married Ellen Beckner on June 27, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

  • Football | December 17, 2013

    Wildcats land three-star cornerback

    The Kansas State football team got a big commitment on Sunday from Dodge City Community College cornerback Danzel McDaniel. Rated a three-star prospect by, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive back just wrapped up his sophomore season with a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference nod. McDaniel announced

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    CVB advisory board future on agenda

    City commissioners are likely to decide the fate of the CVB advisory board on Tuesday night. The commission previously discussed whether the composition of the Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau board should be restructured. Commissioners have indicated they want more oversight on how the CVB

  • Neighbors | December 16, 2013

    Green passion: 4-H roots run deep in the Oakley family


    Tom and Christi Oakley met at a 4-H function, which may have foreshadowed that their family would one day be named the Riley County 4-H Family of the Year. The Oakleys, with their two daughters, Amanda and Shannon, received the honor this year after generations

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    Huelskamp: NBAF funds not in deal

    Money for construction of the lab at the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is not included in a federal budget deal making its way through Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp said in a written statement Monday. Huelskamp’s statement contradicted a report from

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