• Commission supports sending recyclable material to Howie’s

    WESTMORELAND —Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday endorsed a proposal to begin taking recycled materials to Howie’s Recycling in Manhattan. Tim Eisenbarth, who oversees the county’s recycling program, said the move would simplify the program and save a considerable amount .

  • Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after .

  • APDesign student wins scholarship

    A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. .


    Daniel L. “Dan” Thomas, 40, of Blue Rapids, died of natural causes March 1 at Community Memorial Health Care in Marysville. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Thomas, his son, Davis Thomas, his father, Bill Thomas, all of Blue Rapids; and sister Jancy .


    Marie H. Dahl, 77, of Kansas City, Mo., died Feb. 25. Marie was born May 23, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo. Marie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, T.O.P.S. and Parents as Teachers. She was preceded .


    Edna Mae Gerdes Schwarz, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Edna Mae was born Feb. 27, 1933 at Odell, Neb., to William R. and Grace (Tjaden) Gerdes. She was baptized, confirmed .


    Steve Edwin Hemphill, 71, of Wamego, died Sunday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born on March 17, 1942, in Madison to George and Florence (Ames) Hemphill. He attended local .


    Henry Mitchell Berg, 82, of Topeka, died Sunday at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. He worked for over 20 years as an independent insurance agent, and owned and operated Berg’s IGA in Westmoreland. Henry married Kathryn Onek on April 4, 1954, in Hiawatha. .


    Jane Peterson, 56, of St. George, was found dead Feb. 28 at Tuttle Cove at Tuttle Creek Lake. She was born June 26, 1957.  Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Edward MacArthur, 82, of Alta Vista, died Feb. 27 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1931, on the family farm in Geary County, near Alta Vista, the son of Emery and Phoebe (Crowell) MacArthur. Services for .


    Doris Jean Cheney, 79, died Monday at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. She was born March 18, 1934, in Alma. Doris graduated from Wamego High in 1952. She married Eldon D. Cheney in 1952, they later divorced. Doris worked for the City of Clay Center Public .

  • TCU sours Cats’ senior send-off

    Kindred Wesemann scored 13 points in the first half and appeared to be headed toward a career night. The Kansas State guard buried a trio of 3-pointers, came up with three steals, skied for tough rebounds and staked the Wildcats to .


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