Local Obituaries

K-State mandates alcohol education

Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program, starting with the 2010 fall semester.

K-State will be implementing AlcoholEdu for College, a web program used nationally. It will be mandatory for all new students on K-State's Manhattan and Salina campuses who are 21 or younger on the first day of class.

—Rick Plumlee

Police issue 69 tickets on West Kellogg

Wichita police issued nearly 70 speeding citations during a traffic enforcement project Saturday night on West Kellogg.

Officers monitored westbound lanes in the 9700 block of West Kellogg from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and then eastbound traffic in the 7000 block from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Officers wrote 69 citations for speeding, with speeds ranging from 69 to 89 mph.

—Eagle staff

Children eligible for Barnum Award, grants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is seeking Wichita-area applicants for its Barnum Award program, which recognizes children who give back to their community in creative ways.

The award seeks to reward children ages 6 to 14 who have created social good and enriched their communities. Nominees will be judged on the impact of their accomplishments, creativity, innovation and inspiration to others. Nominators are required to be 21 or older and must fill out a short questionnaire about the child.

Three recipients will be chosen from the Wichita area. Prizes include grants of up to $1,000 for future community service endeavors. The recipients also will be honored at a pre-show ceremony when the circus opens at Intrust Bank Arena on June 3.

Deadline for nominations is May 14. For details, go to www.thebarnumaward.com.

—Suzanne Perez Tobias

Scholarship banquet marks 25th year

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will hold the 25th Rhomania Image Awards Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central.

The annual event, hosted by the Gamma Chi Sigma Alumna Chapter, honors people of Wichita who distinguish themselves by their efforts to make life better for others. It also will honor 11 high school students from the community. A dance will follow the banquet.

Tickets to the banquet and dance are $40. Tickets to the dance only are $10. A portion of the proceeds supports scholarships.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Frankie M. Brown at 316-978-3540.

—Fred Mann

Farmhand convicted in NE Kansas killing

OSKALOOSA — A man accused of killing a northeast Kansas farmer who had given him a place to stay has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

A Jefferson County jury returned the verdict Monday against Adam Hooper. Sentencing is set for June 8.

The victim, Dale Kingsbury, was reported missing last Aug. 8 from his farm in rural Oskaloosa. His beaten body was found the same day, dumped in a cistern on the property.

Hooper had been living in a tent on Kingsbury's land in exchange for working as a farmhand. In an interview with detectives, Hooper said he was overworked and had beaten Kingsbury more than 100 times.

Prosecutors had sought a conviction on a charge of first-degree murder.

—Associated Press