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  • Obituaries | March 09, 2014


    Harold D. Callahan, 87, died Feb. 5, 2014, at his home in Randolph. He was born on June 24, 1926 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Dennis Callahan Sr. and Mary S. (Smerchek) Callahan. A visitation for Mr. Callahan will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 1p.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Obituaries | March 09, 2014


    Bruce William James,  75, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 27, 1938 in Arlington, Va., the son of William and Carrie (Pearson) James.  After graduating high school,

  • Obituaries | March 09, 2014


    Joan Catherine (Newcomer) Sistrunk McNeil, 84, of Manhattan, died Friday,Jan. 10 , 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills nursing home. The family provided the following information. They said she was a beloved wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, who passed on to her heavenly home after a lengthy

  • Obituaries | March 09, 2014


    Mary Louise Schlagel Pelton, 88, of Pittsburg, (formerly of Goddard), died March 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. The family provided some of the following information. In her 88 years, Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, continually sharing her love, faith and wisdom. Mary

  • Obituaries | March 09, 2014


    Mary E. Chadwell, 96, of Powhattan, died Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Hiawatha. Mary was born near Hiawatha, March 19, 1917, one of four children of Frank and Estelle McConnell Loyd and had lived all of her life in Brown County.  As a

  • Editorials | March 09, 2014

    Funding inequities must be addressed

    The Kansas Supreme Court took a couple of important steps Friday in its long-awaited school finance ruling. First, justices unanimously found school funding to be unconstitutionally inequitable. Appropriately, they ordered the Kansas Legislature by July 1 to boost funding for the state’s poorer districts enough

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Businesses, volunteers key to Troop 223’s chili fiesta

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 223 had a very successful chili feed on Saturday, Feb. 15. The chili feed is an effort to raise money to help provide funds for the scouts’ camping, summer camps and high adventure programs. The funds also help provide equipment for

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Salvation Army grateful for help after 2012 fire

    To the Editor: The Salvation Army Manhattan Corps would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the store fire in 2012 through the grand reopening Feb. 22 and the ribbon-cutting Feb.y 28.   We want to extend a special thank-you to

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Legalizing marijuana would help pay state’s bills

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback and like-minded members of the Kansas Legislature say that they want to balance the state’s budget, have more bipartisan agreement, attract business, increase jobs, reduce unemployment, have money for schools, reduce the incidents and costs of crime, save

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Dermatologist gets KU Medical appointment

    Dr. John R. Adams, MD, a Board Certified Dermatologist of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, P.A., Manhattan, has recently been appointed as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Kansas University School of Medicine. In this capacity, he

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