When President Obama delivers his State of the Union message Tuesday, he must demonstrate strength and compassion. Despite his lame duck status, Mr. Obama should outline a bold agenda that addresses issues few politicians are willing to face, such as:
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway (use east entrance on Williams), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Melinda Kurth and Regan Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown combined to hit seven of Kansas State's season-high 10 3-pointers, and the Wildcats notched their first Big 12 victory with an 83-70 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
SALINA - Since 2001, Sunflower Bank has been raising money for local schools and students annually through its ABC program. Total donations since the program began are over $934,000. Last year the program included almost 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and raised $113,945.
LARNED - John E. Carlson Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Lukes Hospital, Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Born May 28, 1941, in Dodge City, he was the son of John E. and Pauline Preston Carlson. He was raised in Jetmore and graduated from Jetmore High School. On Jan. 28, 1966, he married Bonnie Bunting at the First Christian Church in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was a truck driver for Doerr Metal Products and also worked at Ralph Baird Motors.
RUSSELL - Estella Helen "Cobbie" Rogg, 98, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, at her parents' home in Bunker Hill. She grew up in Bunker Hill and graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She then attended two years at a Business College in Hutchinson. On Oct. 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Earl Rogg in Hays. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker. In 1958, the couple moved into Russell. Earl preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.
The United States is in its third decade without the federal government implementing a congressionally mandated entry-exit system, which would help protect the nation from terrorism and dramatically reduce illegal immigration. The shocking failures came to light when U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) asked Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for international affairs Alan Bersin how many foreign nationals overstay their visas every year.