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  • Obituaries | February 16, 2014


    Edna L. Dragsdorf, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 6, 1928, in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Martin and Theresa (Kulzer) Muller. Edna attended Massachusetts Institute

  • Books | February 16, 2014

    Kansans work together for ‘Common Good’

    “The Common Good.” That’s a desirable, if sometimes amorphous, concept. The common good is something that should be good for everyone. But in our modern, polarized society, how can we achieve the common good? The answer is, it will require leadership - not from

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students make various deans’ lists

    •Kathryn Estabrook and Nicholas Martin, both of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at the University of Vermont. Estabrook is majoring in French. Martin is majoring in mechanical engineering. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0

  • Local |Education | February 16, 2014

    Area students graduate from college

    •Emily Beach of Manhattan graduated with distinction in December from Concordia University, Nebraska, in Seward, Neb. Beach received a bachelor of science degree in education. Those who earned a degree with at least a 3.5 GPA graduated with distinction. •Five area students graduated in December from

  • Obituaries | February 16, 2014


    Edwin R. “Buzz” Burns,  86, of Manhattan,  died Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 1, 1927, in Mayetta and had been a Manhattan resident since 1951. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz

  • Obituaries | February 16, 2014


    Mozelle F. Scott died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She had been a resident of Manhattan. Mozelle was born on Sept. 1, 1927. Her funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, at the Black and Clark Funeral Chapel, 2517 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, Texas. Calls may be received at 214-376

  • Obituaries | February 16, 2014


    Mardeen M. Hartford, 86, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community - Collins House in Manhattan. She was born on June 15, 1927 in Mildred, the daughter of Clarence F. and Eva Veleria (Curley) Bolze. Complete obituary and memorial service information is pending and will

  • Books | February 16, 2014

    Series about Botswanan detective agency continues

    The many worldwide fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” books will be delighted with this latest book in the series. This series of books, set in Botswana’s capital of Gaborone, follows the adventures of Mma (“Ms.”) Precious Ramotswe, a middle-class

  • Books | February 16, 2014

    Journalist’s death in Russia sparks investigation

    Arkady Renko is a veteran police detective in Moscow. He’s a keen investigator, and had he played office politics as well as others on the force, he might well have had the rank many thought he would have by now.He’s been around

  • Columns | February 16, 2014

    Is Russia using tradecraft to split U.S., E.U.?

    American diplomats are taught early to assume that unless they are using classified means of communication, they should assume that all of their official telephone conversations, Internet and other forms of communication are being bugged or hacked. This is pertinent now because of some decidedly

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