Ralph Mullet, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 10, 1933, in New Orleans to Victor and Jennie Mercier Mullet. He served in the Army two years and was honorably discharged from active duty Nov. 22, 1955, .


    Jerry Joseph Fink, 63, of Paxico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a brief journey with cancer. He was born February 4, 1953, in Junction City, to Clarence and Anneliese ( Kaiser) Fink. He is preceded in death .


    Ira M. Richter, 91, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hosp ice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Ira was born on March 9, 1925, in Alta Vista. He was the son of Reinhold & Ida Bella (.


    Catherine Victoria Allen, 80, of Westmoreland, died Jan. 3, 2017, at W e s t y Community Care Home in W e s t more- land. The family provided some of the following information: Catherine was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Flush. She was the .


    Jayne Ann Hunt, 63, Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Jayne was born Jayne A. Matthews on July 23, 1953, in Pampa, Texas, to Lyle and Avis Arliene (Berkley) .


    Maxima Favela died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. A funeral mass will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, 731 Pierre St., Manhattan. Arrangements entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan..


    Loretta “Bernice” Harrison, 94, of Wamego, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society- Va l ley Vista. Bernice was born March 24, 1922, in rural Pottawatomie County near Wamego. She was one of 11 children of Thomas and Regina (Umscheid) Downey. She attended Wamego .

  • An abysmal start for Congress

    Which is worse: That the Republican majority in the House of Representatives would, without public debate, hold a secret vote to gut the chamber’s independent ethics panel? Or that members of the majority party would barely miss a step .

  • Trump was outvoted and has no mandate

    To the Editor I want to take issue with Mr. Ammeter’s letter published on Dec. 30. Donald Trump did not beat Hillary Clinton. I know some people want us to live in an age where facts do not matter, but .

  • Drop Electoral College; switch to popular vote

    To the Editor: In response to Myron Ammeter’sDec.30letter,there were almost 2.9 million more of us who couldn’t stand for Trump to win than there were of you who did. He lost miserably in the popular vote! It .

  • Former RCPD spokesman Droge takes job at USD 475

    The former Riley County Police Department spokesman has a new job. On Tuesday, Geary County Schools USD 475 officials named Matt Droge as the district’s new communications director. He replaces Hugh Davis, who resigned in November to move closer to .

  • Water repairs to close lanes on Claflin, College

    Some lanes of traffic will be closed on Claflin Road and College Avenue this week while crews make water-related repairs. The southbound lanes of College Avenue between Dickens and Claflin will be closed, and officials will shift traffic. Also, the .


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