Friday, August 28, 2015


  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Focke undecided on running for Dems leadership post

    The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next in line when the party

  • Local |Business | August 25, 2015

    Wamego firm submits low bid on bridge project

    Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to the official bid opening at 10

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2015

    Wildcat Creek meetings set for Riley, Manhattan

    A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity for Riley County and beyond.

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2015


    Betty Ann Karst, 91, a longtime resident of Wamego, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Valley Vista of Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Paxico, the daughter of John A. and Mable (Buchneir) Shumaker. She attended grade

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2015


    Delores K. (Armstrong) Coty, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Delores was preceded in death by her husband, John; her twin children, Matthew and Mary, in infancy; her sister, Jody Armstrong; brother, Ron Armstrong; and parents, Charles Armstrong

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2015


    Blanche D. Loberg, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on March 24, 1928, in Bala, the daughter of Ellis and Lenora (Kipp) Davies. Blanche was a lifetime area resident

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2015


    Scott Wesley Fox, 47, of Onaga, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at his home, as a result of a heart condition. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Oct. 23, 1967, in Topeka, the son of Ronald E. and Judith Caudill Fox.  Scott was a

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2015


    Lonnie Wayne Hedke, 57, of Wamego, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 10, 1957, in Hays. He moved to Randolph with his parents, Warren D. and Evelyn Wurtz Hedke. Lonnie was a heavy equipment

  • Football | August 25, 2015

    K-State coaches sticking around

    In college football, familiarity can be a powerful weapon. Returning starters are better players than newcomers who don’t know the playbook. Quarterbacks that develop good chemistry with wide receivers have an edge over players that don’t. But it’s not just players who

  • Football | August 25, 2015

    Nelson officially out for season

    The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday only that the former Kansas State All-American suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the season. Nelson, one of

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