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  • Retired Supreme Court Justice outlines Constitution reform

    This important book by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the highest court from 1975-2010, proposes six constitutional amendments based on his experience on the bench.  While some are well-known, oft-debated issues (campaign finance, death .

  • ‘Desire Map’ keen on goal-setting… if that’s your thing

    True or false: All we have to do is “believe” and all our dreams will be granted. Are we wasting time and energy by wishing on stars? Will setting goals give you everything you desire? In this world, not everyone .

  • Really! An exciting look at grass

    “Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, .

  • Grill season is here… and so are some handy cook books Pecoraro

    Summertime is almost here. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of the open fire, the sizzling of grilled meat, and the joys of outdoor cooking. The word barbecue derives from “barabicu,” a word .

  • ‘The Giver’ finale intrigues

    In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver,” which won a Newberry Medal. Since then, she has written three other books in the series. In 2012, Lowry wrote the last installment, “The Son,” which overlaps the time period in which Jonas, the protagonist .

  • Today could be Ukraine’s day of reckoning

    Today, May 25, is one of the most important dates for the future of Ukraine as well as East-West relations. Today Ukraine is supposed to hold its presidential election. If it is held, and if it reflects the will of all .

  • KENNETH WILLEY

    Kenneth W. “Ken” Willey, 77, of Milford, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Leonardville Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the .

  • GIOVANNA “EVA” BARLOW

    Memorial Mass for Eva Barlow will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, in Manhattan.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Fort Riley Cemetery. .

  • JAN VER BRUGGE

    Jan Ver Brugge, 72, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 17, 1941 in Emporia. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, .

  • MARIE RILEY

    Marie Riley, 92, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospcie House in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 5, 1922, in Winipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, .

  • ELAINE SUMMERS

    Elaine M. Summers, 80, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 1, 1934. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..

  • MARGIE LEE RUE

    Margie Lee Rue, 90, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on Oct. 5, 1923 to “Nellie” Kathlyn and George Nicar in Galveston, Texas.  She enjoyed growing .





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