Wednesday, July 27, 2016


  • Columns | July 23, 2016

    China takes control of the South China Sea

    The U.N. Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision in the dispute between China and the Philippines over control of the the South China Sea wasn’t some incidental action. It was important. The basic question concerns who controls the South China Sea. China

  • July 23, 2016

    KSU Foundation hires four people

    In June, the Kansas State University Foundation added four new staff members. Liana Riesinger joins the foundation as the director of foundation relations. Prior to joining the foundation, Riesinger was a program officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she was responsible for managing

  • July 23, 2016

    Realtor joins Christian and Associates

    Ashley Wilburn, Realtor, has joined Christian and Associates Real Estate. Wilburn provides customer service, communication and everything she can to help others. Her goal is giving quality service to clients in order to provide a positive and seamless transaction while buying or selling their home.

  • July 23, 2016

    Trust Company hires account administrator

    The Trust Company hired Chelsy Parsons as account administrator. Parsons has responsibility for both client account administration and supporting The Trust Company’s financial planning function. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in personal financial planning and is currently

  • Local |Business | July 23, 2016

    Advanced Property promotes employee

    Advanced Property Management promoted Karl Kramer to chief operating officer. Kramer will oversee all the day-to-day operations of the property management division of the company and continue to meet with prospective owners to sign new properties. Prior to his promotion, he was the lead property

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2016


    Kenneth Edward Houk II, 59, of Manhattan died Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Manhattan, the son of Lorna (Freidrich) Lungren and Kenneth Houk. He lived his entire life in the

  • Gardening | July 23, 2016

    Planting fall vegetables worth the effort at harvest time


    Join me at 10 a.m. Saturday for a program on growing vegetables for the fall at Blueville Nursery, 4539 Anderson Ave. To register, which is encouraged, contact Blueville at 785-539-2671. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. Mix it with carrots and cauliflower and it

  • Local | July 22, 2016

    Pieces of history draw tourists to small Paxico


    PAXICO — Facing the effects of the 1970s energy crisis, Steve “Bud” Hund bought a woodstove. It was an old woodstove, so before installing it in his house he restored it as closely as possible to its original condition. Before long, Hund’s friends were asking

  • Local |Business | July 22, 2016

    As $15.5 million renovation nears completion, Via Christi offers a first look

    Via Christi officials on Thursday blessed new and improved parts of the hospital. Wayne Talbot, pastoral associate at St. Thomas More and on-call chaplain at Via Christi, led the blessing and sprinkled holy water throughout the new patient admissions area and the soon-to-be-opened endoscopy unit. “

  • General Activities | July 22, 2016

    Bull riders score at Kaw Valley Rodeo


    Koal Livingston set a score that might last throughout the weekend during Night 1 of the Kaw Valley Rodeo on Thursday at Wells Arena. The Burleson, Texas-based bull rider posted a scored of 85 to lead a group of four that posted scores during the final event

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