Lifestyle

  • Obituaries | March 05, 2013

    Gary Osborn

    Gary Brent Osborn, 64, formerly of Topeka died Saturday at his home in Leawood. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner.

  • Obituaries | March 05, 2013

    Patricia Nelson

    Patricia “Patti” Jeanne Nelson, 52, of Wamego died Thursday at her home.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 05, 2013

    Attempted burglary at sorority

    Pi Beta Phi sorority members reported that someone attempted to break into their sorority house sometime overnight between March 3 and 4, while members slept. Officer Matthew Droge said that an unknown person or persons attempted to gain entry at 1819 Todd Road by prying the side-door lock,

  • Editorials | March 05, 2013

    Incremental progress

    We’re not sure which to marvel at more — that a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a compromise or that the compromise involves gun control. Both constitute progress, even if negotiators have some selling to do with their peers. According to the

  • March 05, 2013

    It’s birthing season on the farm

    February is gone, and that makes me smile. Saying hello to March is emotionally uplift-ing. Two things I did enjoy last month were the sight of buds poking through the hard winter ground and the sight of a plastic pop bottle with milk inside and

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 04, 2013

    Library, bus issues back before city body

    City commissioners will reconsider two previously discussed controversial items – library expansion and ATA Bus – at Tuesday night’s meeting. Both the financial agreement with the Manhattan Public Library and the Manhattan Library Foundation regarding the expansion of the children’s section as well as a

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 04, 2013

    At session’s halfway point, lawmakers see only uncertainty on funding issues

    Even with presumed veto-proof majorities in both houses of the legislature on his side, it looks like Gov. Sam Brownback’s efforts to implement a series of budget and spending changes will still go down to the session’s last moments, if they pass at

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 04, 2013

    About $1.8M remains from sales tax

    The county’s portion of the 10-year sales tax for roads and bridges is carrying about a $1.8 million overage beyond its original expiration date. Budget and finance officer Johnette Shepek offered that estimate for county officials Monday. The 2002 county tax, proceeds of which were designated

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 04, 2013

    Second hopeful tripped up

    Oh doctor, this is turning into a rough campaign. A second candidate in next month’s City Commission election announced Sunday she is leaving part of the campaign trail for medical reasons. Debbie Nuss, one of seven people whose names will be on the April 2

  • Neighbors | March 04, 2013

    Not too hot or cold…well, it is, but then it changes

    Neighbor 3-4.phatch

    While parents work, they leave young children in the hands of others trained to develop their foundational skills. Diana Wertz is one of those people entrusted by parents. Wertz has been the director of the College Avenue Early Learning Center for 14 months. “I’ve always


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