Month: October 2015

Call me homeslice.Some months ago — never mind how long precisely — having little else to accomplish and nothing particular to interest him in Texas, Todd Buchanan thought he would journey about a little and…

GIRARD — What if Anderson County hadn’t converted that two-point conversion last week?What if Girard went 98 yards instead of 99?What if Burlington pulled out a win Thursday night?“Human nature is going to tell you…

Jeremy Smith likes looking for weak points.With a few well-placed pokes and prods, Smith can turn a reinforced concrete structure into a pile of rubble — sometimes in a matter of minutes.It speaks to the…

Annabelle Elizabeth and Carter Richard Apt were born May 8, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.They are the children of Jeremy E. and Monica R. Apt.Annabelle weighed 5 pound, 3 ounces, and was…

Joseph M. Wehmeier, 50, Topeka, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka after a long battle with cancer. He died in the loving embrace of his daughter, Samantha; son, Joseph;…

This year’s Allen County Community College Endowment Association’s Scholarship Luncheon featured two keynote speakers, Trent Johnson and Robert Thompson, who listed their experience at ACC as formative in their life’s journey. For Trent Johnson, a…

Wednesday night’s debate featuring the conglomeration of Republican presidential hopefuls produced some good lines. Everyone had their favorites and this reporter’s came from Chris Christie.After an exchange about federal regulation of fantasy football schemes, Christie…

The old Washington Avenue bridge spanning Elm Creek has been gone for decades.Thrive Allen County would like to change that, at least for pedestrians.David Toland, Thrive executive director, received permission this week from the Iola…

The State Board of Education’s vision for K-12 students fits nicely with a recurring theme that surfaced when about 50 people met recently to craft a strategic plan for USD 257 — as well as…

Jason Neil Edwards, 37, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Jason was born on Sept. 6, 1978, in Stillwater, Okla., the son of Rolland Edwards Sr. and…