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  • 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

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2013

    Donna Simmer

    Donna Jill Simmer, 63, of Wamego died Friday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2013

    Esther Stuart

    Esther Ernestine Stuart, 91, of Manhattan and formerly of Nickerson died Tuesday at the Alma Manor Nursing Center in Alma.

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2013

    Patrick O’Shea

    Patrick O’Shea, 85, of Blaine died Saturday at his home.

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2013

    Dianne Butler

    Dianne (Mathis) Butler, 74, of Manhattan died Saturday at Homecare and Hospice in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2013

    Paul Menhusen

    Paul B. Menhusen, 82, of Wamego died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Editorials | March 04, 2013

    Bracing for Fake Patty’s Day

    Suddenly, its just five days until Fake Patty’s Day, and while a lot of residents haven’t been paying attention — or were perhaps looking for crocuses in the melting snow — city officials and the Riley County Police Department have been on the case. The “

  • Letters | March 04, 2013

    Americans must demand civility from elected leaders

    To the Editor: Civility is a noun that can be defined as: “Formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.” The rhetoric sur-rounding the consequences of sequestration may have been either blatantly exaggerated or disastrously ignored by elected officials.

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