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  • Kansas House votes to override governor’s veto of tax hike

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut, setting up a confrontation with the Republican-led Legislature, which immediately set about trying to override him. The state House voted .


    Verlyn William “Stein” Steinkruger, 88, of Manhattan, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at KU Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information: Stein was born March 26, 1928. He was the only child of John and Marie (Janssen) Steinkruger of Franklin, Nebraska. .


    Marla Eileen Pendergraft Bugbee, 96, died Feb. 20, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Marla was born May 26, 1920, in rural Emporia. Her parents were Clarence Pendergraft and Elsie Pohl Pendergraft. She attended Cottonwood School, graduated from Emporia High School in 1938 .


    Brenda Arleen Trippe, 59, died Feb. 15, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Brenda gained her angel wings. Born July 25,1957, to Arlie and Edith Moss in Manhattan, she was the only baby girl, with five brothers Larry, Billy, Ronnie, Mike, .


    Viola Aminda Sarvis, 93, of Salina, died Feb. 20, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Viola was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Ellis. She was the daughter of Joseph and Viola (Gaylord) Berry. She was a graduate of Salina High School in 1941 .


    Carolyn Anne (Solt) Musil, 81, of rural Waterville, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information: Carol was born July 17, 1935, in Waterville, to Harold W. and Gladys P. (Dyer) Solt. Carol is survived .

  • Brownback vetoing income tax hike meant to fix budget

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised publicly Tuesday to veto a bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he’s championed, calling the bipartisan measure for fixing the state’s persistent budget problems “an assault on .

  • Veto a setback for Kansas

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to believe that in vetoing a historic tax increase measure that both houses of the Legislature approved last week, he is protecting their interests. He is doing no such thing. Instead, he is killing .

  • Veto protects workers, families

    Sam Brownback Governor of Kansas Since the pioneers moved westward across the country and settled this fertile ground, our state has always held a promise for those who came here — that through dedication and hard work your standing in life .

  • Wamego police searching for woman reported missing

    The Wamego Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a resident. Becky Jo Walton was last seen on Sunday at her home in Wamego. The 37-year-old white woman, was reported missing by her family on Tuesday. She .

  • Americans buy homes at fastest pace in a decade

    Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to .

  • Movie ‘Silence’ beautiful, well-made, well-acted

    We knew this was going to happen. For one reason or another the owners of our theaters wouldn’t want to send certain interesting new movies to the new theater. So after they had be in general release for a .


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