CLAFLIN - Naomi E. (Pete) Soeken, 75, died Dec. 18 at her home in Claflin. Born Oct. 1, 1935, in Manhattan, she was the daughter of Earl and Oneita (Crook) Stadel. On Dec. 19, 1954, she married Howard Lee Soeken in Pratt. A resident of Claflin since 1955, coming from Manhattan, she was a homemaker.
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Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 7 at the home of Janis Link. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
More than 8,500 Kansas State University students have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. In all, K-State students have received more than $16 million in scholarships.
The Sterling College Debate and Forensics team returned from the Cameron University Tournament held in Lawton, Okla., December 3-4 with first place in overall debate team sweeps.
Luci Williams, a transcript analyst, and Dixie Balman, financial aid counselor, were named the 2010 winners of the President's Distinguished Service Award today at Fort Hays State University's 23rd annual Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony, held in the Memorial Union.
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Fort Hays State University is the newest supporter of the Massachusetts Institution of Technology's Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) through it's membership in EdNet, the LAI Educational Network.
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Kansas State University has more than 1,300 candidates for graduation in December. Commencement ceremonies were Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, on the K-State campuses in Manhattan and Salina.
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Kevin and Kim Frisch of Washington D.C. announce the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Ann Frisch on July 16 at the New York University Hospital in New York, N.Y. She weighed six lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Aidan August Frisch.
Jessica Leigh Drummond and Andrew Steven Brockman were united in marriage on Aug. 21 at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Keith Wiens. Parents of the couple are Ronald and Krisanne Seidel of Great Bend and Kraig and Sara Brockman of Clay Center. Grandparents of the bride are the late Orlando and Rosalie Steinert. Grandparents of the groom are Carl Brockman, of Manhattan, Vonda Brockman, of Clay Center, Virginia Field, of Manhattan, and the late Ralph Field.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.
LAWRENCE - Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the City of Great Bend are sharing in the announcement from the Kansas State High Sschool Activities Association that the 2014 Class 2-1A State Baseball and Softball State Tournaments will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex on Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School's wrestling team qualified seven athletes for the Class 3-1A state tournament, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.