• AIB International hires client development VP

    David G. Fliss has been named AIB International’s vice president for client development. He will assume this role immediately, having served in an interim position since April and previously as AIB’s director of client development beginning in September 2014. .

  • Farmers has new area agency owner

    Farmers Insurance announced that David Keeling is the new agency owner in Clay Center. Keeling brings more than 27 years in the insurance industry. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses. .

  • Via Christi hires physical therapist

    Via Christi Hospital hired Abbey Clark as a physical therapist. Clark will see patients at the Via Christi Therapy Centers on Seth Child Road and Anderson Avenue. Clark graduated from Kansas State University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts and .

  • The Fridge hires wine buyer

    The Fridge Wholesale Liquor in Manhattan hired Keith Spreckels as its wine buyer and key account manager. Spreckels is a Certified Specialist of Wine, a recognition earned from the Society of Wine Educators. Spreckels worked two years in premier Italian .

  • Manhattan teacher honored

    Topeka — Meshell L. Thornley of Manhattan was named the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers 2015 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of the Year. “The Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award is presented to an individual who goes beyond the regular classroom .

  • Man makes Kansas news, journalism his passion

    On the wall of Doug Anstaett’s office, a large map of Kansas is adorned with stars. “Those stars are the newspapers in Kansas, and the color (of the star) tells me when I visited them,” Doug said.  Staying .

  • Plant fall vegetables soon Greggeyestone1

    One of my favorite vegetable combinations is a mixture of cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. When you purchase these vegetables processed, it is often referred to as the California blend. Now is the time to start seeds of these vegetable crops, .

  • Iran comes out ahead in nuclear agreement

    President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran will probably be one of the most heavily criticized U.S. agreements in years.  But before evaluating the agreement, permit me to note that I have worked with arms control and .


    Betty Sharp, 75, of Danville, died Monday, July 20, 2015, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Oct. 1, 1939, to the late Bert and Inez Spain in Manhattan. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sharp. .


    Randall Lynn Warren, 53, of Colorado Springs, died after a short illness Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Colorado Springs. The family provided some of the following information. Randy was born June 16, 1962, in Pratt. He was married to Carla Ethridge Brown on Nov. 29, 1985. He .


    Marjorie Olive Francis Heyne, 99, of Manhattan, died peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Marjorie was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Garland, Nebraska, the third daughter of Harry E. and O. Grace Leger Francis. She .


    Scott Andrew Anderson, 50, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. After a courageous battle with cancer, Scott leaves behind his wife, Cassie Brown Anderson; his son, Lance Anderson, and wife, Meri, .


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