• Goossen’s criticisms groundless

    I read with interest the column by Duane Goossen, former state budget director, titled “Kansas’ future compromised.” Goossen was a dedicated public servant for many years, but his budget record is abysmally flawed. He is the only budget director in .

  • Learn about youth volunteer opportunities

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Volunteer Center will host an orientation for youth ages 11-18 to learn about Youth Volunteer Corps. Parents are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26, at Hy-Vee (upper .

  • Revisit Teen Town and help support auditorium

    To the Editor: People of all ages — adults singles, couples and families — are invited to dance the hustle, twist, hokey pokey, the fox trot and the swing at the Teen Town Reunion and Dance this Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will .

  • Guitarists featured in jazz series

    TOPEKA — The third concert of Topeka Jazz Workshop’s 46th concert season will feature four guitarists: two from New Jersey and two from Kansas City. The concert will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the downtown Ramada’s Regency .


    Carolyn L. Sanders, 73, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home. She was born March 2, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., to Andy Jackson Baggett and Mildred Ruth Humphrey Baggett. After living and working as a secretary at Hadley Auto Transport .


    Bertha Jane Wessel, 86, of Frankfort, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Frankfort Community Care Home. Survivors include her husband, Bert; a daughter, Rosemary (Chuck) Parnell; two sons, Larry (Michele) Harden and Ronald (Katrina) Harden, all of Eugene, Ore.; two step-sons, .


    Wyoma Jean Swift Johnson, 92, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. Wyoma Jean Swift (known as Wy) was born May 29, 1922, to Ireland William Swift and Hazel Marie Cook near Lawshe, Ohio.  She attended .


    David Rundquist, 64, of Green, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    Jim D. Johnson, 68, of Olsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his farm south of Olsburg. He was born on Jan. 2, 1946, in Westmoreland. He was the son of Alciede Lavern “A.L.” and Dorothy Marie (Novak) Johnson. He graduated from Blue Valley .

  • Parade, carnival and more

    A little fall weather won’t deter the Homecoming spirit at K-State. (Though the rain might have washed away the chalking contest on Bosco Student Plaza.) Brave the drizzle today and check out the amazing artwork on the windows of .

  • K-State volleyball eases past OU for sweep Ksuvb12.phatch

    While a certain blue-clad baseball team was busy bouncing back from a loss about 130 miles east of Manhattan, the 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team was doing a bit of rebounding of its own. K-State, coming off a home loss to .

  • K-State men enjoying added post depth

    One quick look at the Kansas State men’s basketball team last season made one thing obvious. They were short. The Wildcats boasted two bigs last year in Thomas Gipson and DJ Johnson, and Gipson started at center at 6-foot-7. .


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