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  • Well-known city figure Hostetler dies


    Charles Hostetler, an insurance and banking executive, political power-broker, civic leader and irreverent, off-the-cuff humorist without peer for decades in Manhattan, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Hostetler, who was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from both high school and


    Steven E. Springer, 55, of Riley died Dec. 7 at the home of his mother in Randolph. He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, the son of Eldon and Alyce (Wohler) Springer. Steve had worked at Moorman’s Feed in Manhattan for several years and had been a welder,


    Viola Blanche (Weygandt) Dodge, 91, a longtime rural Olsburg resident, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 19, 1922, in Keats, the daughter of Elton Ray and Gertrude (Pruett) Weygandt. Viola graduated from Keats High


    Belinda Mary Brockish Ebert, 78, died Dec. 7 at the Westmoreland Care Home in Westmoreland, where she had been a resident for the past five years. The family provided some of the following information. Belinda was born on May 20, 1935, in Blaine to Genevieve and John L. Brockish.


    Laura T. Rigel, 68, of Blue Rapids died Sunday at her home in Blue Rapids after an extended illness. Laura was born on April 28, 1945, in Topeka. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Salina, in 1963. She married Frank L. Rigel on Aug. 16, 1980, in Manhattan. Laura worked


    Fred Benton Hadle, 96, of Manhattan died Friday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was an assistant professor in horticulture at Kansas State University and was superintendent of the horticultural farm at


    LeAnne (Schmidt) Leonard, 76, of Wamego died Thursday at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. LeAnne was born on August 13, 1937, in Adams County, Neb., on the family farm near Hastings, Neb. She was the daughter of Carl H. and Lena


    Frederick G. “Fred” Daniels, 63, of Wamego died Friday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born August 3, 1950, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was the son of Frederick and Ruth (Goss) Daniels. He served for three years


    Viola Blanche (Weygandt) Dodge, 91,  of Olsburg died Friday at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Sedalia Community Church with the Rev. Kevin Larson officiating. Interment will follow in the Sedalia Community Cemetery. The family


    Frank Eugene Grippy, 77, of Dallas, Texas, died Monday. He was born Dec. 25, 1953 in Emporia. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1953. He attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1958. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Rotary Club of Dallas. He

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