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    Patricia Anne (Taylor) Brettell, 92, died peaceful ly on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Eureka, Mis souri, surround ed by her twin daughters and other family. Pat was born in Mahoning town, Pennsyl vania on Jan. 9, 1925. She married the love of her life .


    Morris Luther “Tip” Hol loway Jr., 59, of Wamego, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Tip was born Dec. 25, 1957, in Chula Vis ta, California. He was the son of Morris L., Sr. and Tessie Grovenburgh Holloway. Tip was a welder and worked for several .


    Lawrence Dale “Clancy” Muller, 80, of Blaine, died Monday, February 20, 2017. Lawrence was born on June 30, 1936, in rural Pottawat omie County. He was the son of Aloysius and Sara Bennett Muller. He spent many years as an over the road trucker. He .

  • Engineering initiative boosts enrollment, graduates at KU

    Associated Press LAWRENCE - Sam Viron knew coming out of high school that she wanted to major in engineering, and had her heart set on leaving Kansas to do it. But when she visited the University of Kansas, just a .

  • WPD: Woman reported missing found safe

    A Wamego woman reported missing was found in the Manhattan area around midday Wednesday, according to the Wamego Police Department. Becky Walton, 37, had last been seen at her home on Sunday and was reported miss ing by her family on .

  • Kansas House advances Medicaid expansion

    Associated Press TOPEKA — The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced a bill expanding Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults, a proposal that was denied votes and floor debates for four years. The measure passed a first-round House vote 83-40 and was .

  • Two sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis

    Associated Press WICHITA — Two southwest Kansas men were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somalis that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country. U.S. District Judge .

  • What else is out there?

    It wasn’t all that long ago that astronomers gazing endlessly into the sky hoped to find even one planet that might be a second home for humans, or at least might support life. Possibilities have surfaced, both in our .

  • Brownback should get out of Legislature’s way

    To the Editor: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein Gov. Sam Brownback has been exemplifying this quote for years, and he is still at it. He was told by credible economists .

  • You’ll find plenty to read at annual library book sale

    To the Editor: We all know that books are food for the brain, stimulate our imaginations and take us to places beyond our physical reach. So boy, are we in for a real treat this weekend when the annual Friends .

  • Rideshare company Lyft comes to Manhattan

    Uber isn’t the only ridesharing app in town anymore. Lyft launched in Manhattan at noon Thursday. Like Uber, Lyft allows smartphone users to hail a car through an app. Uber has been operating in Manhattan since the spring of 2015. .

  • Snyder touts caring in message to students

    K-State football coach Bill Snyder said in a message to students Wednesday that the university is about people who care about people. Snyder sent the message after an encounter outside the K-State Alumni Center on Feb. 16. “As I stood outside .


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