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  • Mercy prevails over vengeance

    It’s not unheard of for the mother of a murder victim to spare the life of her son’s killer, but it’s rare enough to be remarkable. It happed a couple of weeks ago in Iran, a country .

  • Medicare ‘wars’ confuse patrons

    The political wars between Democrats and Republicans over Medicare have raged since Medicare’s inception in 1965. Democrats crafted Medicare to become a single payer system administered by the federal government. Republicans, who opposed the original Medicare bill, preferred a plan .

  • Give Kansans a utility bill break

    Every time you flip on a light switch, it costs more than it should. It’s been this way since 2009, when the Legislature and Gov. Mark Parkinson forced the state’s utility companies to obtain 20 percent of their electricity from .

  • VIRGINIA BALL

    Virginia Ball, 86 years, 5 months and 3 days, of Cottage Grove, Ore.,  died Wednesday. She was born Sunday, Nov. 27, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb., to Hervey and Lucille (McKinnon) Ball. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Dean “Cork” Ball and daughter, A. .

  • KELLY HEPTIG

    Kelly G. Heptig died Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 13, 1960, the youngest child of William and Patricia (Noll) Heptig, formally of Flush. After high school, Kelly went .

  • KRISTOPHER LUGINBILL

    Kristopher B. Luginbill, 27, Bentonville, Ark., died Monday. He was born Nov. 27, 1986, in Manhattan to Tony and Lana Luginbill. He is survived by his parents, brothers Hayden and Qwentin Luginbill, grandparents Janice and Dennis Luginbill of Bella Vista, Ark.,  Norma .

  • RUTH ANN GROTHJAN

    Ruth Ann Grothjan, 91, Wamego, died Wednesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Ruth was born on her family’s farm near Wamego on March 14, 1923, the daughter of Julius C. and Alberta K. (Vinnedge) Sauer. She attended Wamego schools .

  • For a horror movie, ‘The Quiet Ones’ is less than scary G.w.clift1

    Ghost stories, they say, are always about history. A lot of the movie business is comforted and prompted by its own back pages. So guess what happens when a historic movie brand makes horror movies. In the case of the .

  • Jazz sensation Eldar to play free concert in Topeka

    TOPEKA — Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc., will present the Eldar Djangirov jazz trio Sunday, June 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus. The concert is free and open to the public.  “This event is .

  • ‘Brick Mansions’ barely escapes being a complete flop G.w.clift1

    At least French action picture specialist Luc Besson and his collaborators refrained from selling their new movie, “Brick Mansions,” as a tribute to its star, the late Paul Walker. A dedication to Walker appears at the end of the brief .

  • Organizers hoping for biggest-yet Sampler in Wamego Samplerfestsetup.phatch

    Sunshine and warm temperatures could make this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival the biggest yet, said festival director Julie Roller. Roller said Wamego — which won the bid to host the event for this year and next and is the smallest .

  • MHS assistant principal resigns

    Manhattan High School’s east campus assistant principal Charlie Sprott has resigned from his position, and senior class assistant principal Dave Holloway will take over starting in the fall. Sprott is moving to Texas where his wife, Katherine Sprott, received .





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