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  • Obituaries | April 27, 2014


    Irma Jean “Irmie” Fallon, died Saturday, April 19, at the age of 85 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House following an extended illness with Alzheimer’s disease.  Irmie was born on the family farm near Manson, Iowa on Jan. 29, 1929, to parents Fred and Elizabeth Hoefing. At

  • Obituaries | April 27, 2014


    John Lewis Schlesener, 78, of Herington, died Wednesday at Herington Municipal Hospital. He was born May 28, 1935, in Boise City, Okla. the son of Norman Charles and Helen Ruth (Johnson) Schlesener. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul’s

  • Local |Education | April 27, 2014

    Wamego native inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

    BATON ROUGE, La. —  The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Sara Glotzbach of Wamego, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Glotzbach was initiated at Pittsburg State University.

  • Local |Education | April 27, 2014

    Bergman students win science fair

    Three Bergman Elementary School fourth graders won first place among fourth to eighth grade Earth and Space Science category competitors in the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair this month. Ashi Wickramasundara, 10, Jecca Park, 10, and Elise Girard, 9, were the team that won with their project

  • Arts & Leisure | April 27, 2014

    ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet, Flint Hills Day and more

    TODAY    Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.   McCain Performance Series. “Romeo and Juliet.” Moscow Festival Ballet, 4 p.m. Shakespeare’s tragic tale told with the beauty and splendor of the Russian ballet tradition. The

  • Columns | April 27, 2014

    Situation in Ukraine grows more dangerous

    The situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, and resolving the crisis in a manner that will serve Ukrainian, Russian and American interests is increasingly difficult. A couple of things are clear. First, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the key cards. To some degree, he would

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 25, 2014

    Monroe’s attorney: Plea bargain imminent

    WESTMORELAND — A plea agreement is likely between prosecutors and Dustin Monroe, the Wamego man involved in a December shooting incident at the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan, his lawyer said. On Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Monroe, 33, waived his right to a preliminary

  • Editorials | April 25, 2014

    Looser gun laws won’t make us safer

    Once there was reason to believe that Americans collectively would come to our senses about guns and gun violence. If nothing else, maybe the shock of mass murders would jolt us into productive actions. Such tragedies have made household words of Columbine, Newtown, Virginia Tech

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 25, 2014

    Internet, transit top priorities at meeting

    If the state and federal government ran more like Thursday night’s joint Flint Hills Regional Council and Flint Hills Frontiers workshop, it’s safe to assume our representatives would be talking about solutions more than problems. That was the theme of last night’s

  • Movies | April 25, 2014

    ‘Transcendence’ not engaging enough to hold one’s attention


    What happens when the development of Artificial Intelligence is given a jump start by uploading a conscious mind? That’s the question explored in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, “Transcendence.” Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a top Artificial Intelligence researcher who has reluctantly agreed

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