• Tower brings power to McCain Auditorium show

    There’s a substantial irony in the lyrics of Rock group Tower of Power’s best-known song. The band played last Thursday evening in Manhattan as part of the McCain Auditorium series and again demonstrated that popular music shows can .

  • MHS ‘Starcatcher’ production laudable

    We walked in silence to our car after having seen the latest Manhattan High play production, of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” I was thinking about how those islanders would turn into North American Indians in “Peter Pan” (for which “Peter .

  • Researcher uses science to combate false claims

    Historically, Alma Laney isn’t a fan of fake news. The term has gained prominence in the political realm in recent months, but the issue goes beyond this time frame for Laney, a research associate in K-State’s plant pathology .

  • Local teen earns Eagle Scout award

    Drew Padgett, 18, received his Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor ceremony in January. A member of Troop 75, Drew earned 30 merit badges as a Boy Scout. His Eagle Scout project was designing and constructing a prayer garden for the .

  • Missing niece’s and nephew’s shenanigans

    Children can be pretty funny sometimes. They say what’s on their mind, have no filter and come up with some weird responses. Most of my homesickness comes from missing my niece and nephew. My niece, Alexis, is 11 years old, .

  • In ‘Wealthy,’ author gives the ‘financial’ talk

    Some things we just do not talk about except under special circumstances. Two are our sexual practices and our financial affairs. “I Want to be Wealthy” is the financial analog of “the talk” about sexual matters that our parents gave .

  • ‘Uprooted’ offers magical, multi-faceted message

    Hannah Ens Contributing writer The Wood is dark. The Wood is dangerous. The Wood is corrupt, and above all else, vengeful. Its fruit and water are contaminated. Strange, brutal creatures drag innocents in and creep out to destroy crops and .

  • New, inspirational true story of determination a must-read

    New to the library is a nonfiction book that speaks of unbelievable determination and courage. Author Cara Brookins wrote the book to chronicle an experience she shared with her four children. “Rise: How a House Built a Family” is an .

  • Whodunit keeps readers guessing

    Robin Farrell Edmunds Contributing writer Laura Blacklock, a writer for a British travel magazine, has just landed the plum assignment she’s waited her entire career for. She’s one of only a handful of press members covering the maiden .

  • ‘The Nerd,’ ‘Sticky Traps,’ Greeks Got Talent and more

    SUNDAY Riley County Genealogical Society Presentation: “DNA Test Results — What now?” by Jill Meyers Frese, 2 p.m. DNA testing has become a popular tool for genealogist looking for additional information on your family roots. The different tests available will be .

  • With paddle in hand, a cop greets the public Pingpongcop

    Mary Shirk .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if (el[j].getAttribute('data-eeEncEmail_rVVxaeQodu'))el[j].innerHTML = out;/*]]>*/ Officer Alexander Robinson recently traded in a patrol .

  • ‘Lego Batman’ not without its attractions

    The original “Lego Movie” was a huge hit three years ago. Many adults were looking forward to the release of sequels, the first of which has arrived in a local theater. “The Lego Batman Movie” is once again stop-action animation .


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