Monday, June 27, 2016



Lifestyle

  • Arts & Leisure | June 26, 2016

    In a place where memories can be blurry, couple’s makeshift photo booth captures Stampede moments

    Lawn chairs, red Solo cups and cans of beer accompany sunburned yet smiling faces that while away the hours as they wait to see their favorite acts perform at Country Stampede.

  • Off The Beat | June 25, 2016

    If the shoe fits, wear it

    Greg doering047cut.mercury

    I wanted to fill this space with aptonyms, the term for when a person’s name accurately describes their chosen profession, but I will admit I had some help compiling the list below.

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Kolbert reports on effects of climate change

    It is a shame that climate change has become a partisan ideological issue in America.  Ideologies, by their very nature, are not susceptible to challenges posed by countervailing evidence.

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Characters, readers travel back in history

    the cause of Newton’s breakdown and subsequent retirement from science remains a mystery. It’s a mystery Ben Elton takes on with considerable imagination and skill in his novel, “Time and Time Again.”

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Books on food, travel, introspection at the library

    Memoir graphic novels form a backbone of alternative comics, from Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” and Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” to Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” and Ellen Forney’s “Marbles.”

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Buzz words: How to grow shrinking bee populations

    The McFarlands argue that encouraging backyard beekeeping will help make our nation’s food systems more durable and resilient, in much the same way as cooperative and community gardening initiatives bring our food closer to us and improve sustainability and food security.

  • Gardening | June 25, 2016

    When and how to water your plants

    Greggeyestone1

    Too much or not enough seems to be how the rain comes. The need for water is here for the time being. Providing water for plants is your best health strategy.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 25, 2016

    In a place where memories can be blurry, couple’s makeshift photo booth captures Stampede moments

    Lawn chairs, red Solo cups and cans of beer accompany sunburned yet smiling faces that while away the hours as they wait to see their favorite acts perform at Country Stampede.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 23, 2016

    Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen Journal: May 29-June 16

    Ben.nyberg

    It seemed strange, setting off to visit three European capital cities, none of them London, especially odd in this the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death. But that didn’t mean the trip’s agenda had to be devoid of culturally substantial fare.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 23, 2016

    Country Stampede, Hanover Days and more

    Plan.your.week1  medium1

    The end of June brings an economic boom to Manhattan. Wheat harvest starts and thousands of people flock to Tuttle Creek State Park for the annual Kicker County Stampede.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 22, 2016

    Sunflower festival offers great music for free

    G.w.clift1

    The crowd was pleased. They heard good music, not over-performed. And they heard it done by a skilled group of musicians, including an honored oboe soloist.

  • Movies | June 21, 2016

    ‘Central Intelligence’ has some amusing twists

    G.w.clift1

    The new movie “Central Intelligence” isn’t making a play on the name of the government’s overseas spy organization. Of course, it isn’t required to do so. But this failure says something about the extent to which the script was thought through.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 20, 2016

    Wamego veterinarian judges, shows cats in free time

    Neighbor1.mercury

    What’s the true meaning of life? Does God exist? Are you a dog or cat person? Regarding the last question, Amy Hanson said she likes dogs, but she’s drawn more to cats.

  • Movies | June 20, 2016

    Kids will like ‘Dory’ more than adults will

    G.w.clift1

    Let’s talk about adults and animated movies, or at least about the sort of animated movies that Disney and its self-contained sub-unit Pixar offer the public each year.

  • Holidays |Off The Beat | June 19, 2016

    My father and his daughters

    Megan.moser1

    I still find it kind of funny that someone who spent his youth so immersed in testosterone would later end up completely surrounded by women.


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