Saturday, May 30, 2015


  • Obituaries | May 24, 2015


    Ernest “Dean” Ubel, 86, north of Wamego, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Dean was born Nov. 28, 1928. He attended Greenwood Country School and Wamego High School. Dean served in the Korean War as a corporal for two years. He was a

  • May 24, 2015


    Fanchon F. Bergsten, 98, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her two children, Char Donnelson of Colorado Springs and Ed Bergsten and wife, Mickey, of Blue Rapids; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Everett

  • Obituaries | May 24, 2015


    Marcus Anthony Perez, Sr., 45, of Leonardville, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 13, 1970, in National City, California, the son of Jesse and Debra Sue (Rodriguez) Perez. He was

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘Soul of the Fire’ is a fictional tale of Tibet’s very real struggle

    “Soul of the Fire” is a story of Tibet’s nonviolent resistance to China’s occupation told through acts of great cruelty, great kindness and great courage. Its protagonist is Shan Tao Yun, a former inspector for Beijing’s Public Security Bureau who served five

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘The Marble Orchard’ spins tale of man’s trouble

    Alex Taylor’s fresh literary voice echoes from the coal-bearing hills and limestone bluffs of east Kentucky, home to the extended Sheetmire clan of “The Marble Orchard.” Gathering for the Sheetmire homecoming, even outsiders Clem and Derna Sheetmire and son, Beam, have been invited for

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    Decide between a summer of salads or burgers


    May is National Salad Month, so that’s good news for those of us who want to eat lean and green this summer. May is also National Hamburger Month. That’s also good news for those of us who love all things burgers and grilling.

  • Gardening | May 23, 2015

    Treat nutsedge weeds, improve your lawn


    This will be my second year attacking my yellow nutsedge infestation. Yellow nutsedge is a pale yellowish-greenish looking plant that looks like grass and pops up throughout the lawn or planting bed. You can identify it by pulling up the plant and rolling it between

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    K-Stater magazine has new editor

    Tim Schrag was named the 10th editor of the K-Stater magazine for the K-State Alumni Association, effective April 22. He will oversee the quarterly magazine’s conception, planning, content research and annual budget. In addition to writing and copy editing editorial content, Schrag also will coordinate

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    Alumni association hires communications coordinator

    Ashley Bergner has joined the K-State Alumni Association staff as communications coordinator. Bergner is responsible for editing the Alumni Association’s monthly electronic newsletter. She also supports the K-Stater magazine editorial team and assists with photography. Bergner, a Sedgwick native, is a 2010 graduate of Friends

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    AIB earns five-star rating, accreditation

    AIB International Certification Services (AIBI-CS) recently received American National Standards Institute accreditation to offer International Featured Standard (IFS) audits and earned British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) esteemed 5-star rating. After a detailed and lengthy accreditation process, AIBI-CS is now approved to offer certification to the

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