Ora Catherine “Katie” Smith, 82, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Jan. 3 at the Kansas City Hospice. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 15, 1931, in Grancer, Ky. She was the daughter of Walker E. and Ruie I. (.


    Helen Delores Ringel, 83, of Alma, died Friday. She was a life-long resident of the Alma area. The family provided some of the following information. Delores was born May 3, 1930, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Loren and Frances (Merryman) Kaenel. .


    Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday. He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death. He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from .

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    As a reserve guard the last two seasons, Molly Fiser knows she has more to offer the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team than just her accuracy from long range. In Friday’s 66-43 win over Shawnee Heights, she showed she’.

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    In each of the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team’s five wins this season, they’ve had a comfortable lead for most of the fourth quarter en route to double-digit wins. While head coach Tim Brooks enjoyed the relaxed wins, .

  • Action Pact takes elder care to new level

    Action Pact, a Manhattan-based company internationally known for innovations in senior living, announces a landmark partnership with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City, Mo., and Healthy Living Centers of America to build the nation’s first .

  • New team member at ESB Financial

    ESB Financial in Manhattan hired Darla Allen to be its new client service representative. Her primary duties include new account relationships and teller responsibilities.  Allen hails from Westmoreland where she and her husband, John, and three children John, Evan .

  • Stewart hires investment rep

    Janet Galloway, investment advisor representative of Stewart Advisory Services, LLC is the newest member of the team.  She holds Series 65 securities license and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.  Galloway received her bachelor’s degree from .

  • 12-year renovation complete at statehouse Frn 2151.phatch

    An extensive, 12-year renovation on the state capitol was finally completed last week in Topeka, just in time for the start of the legislative session Monday. In addition to replacing the building’s copper dome, the $332 million project, which began .

  • School funding will dominate session

    When the 2014 Kansas Legislature convenes Monday in our beautiful, newly refurbished Capitol in Topeka, the elephant in the room will not be one of the residents there. The legislature and the governor are housed beneath its reborn, shiny copper dome, .

  • Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today .

  • Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each .


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