• Wamego honor flight to Washington a family affair Wamego1

    More than 40 years had passed since Gerald Schmidt had been back to Washington, D.C., where he was stationed before and after the Vietnam War. This week, he spent two days in the capital, with his granddaughter Kaydra Schmidt. Gerald .

  • New Christian film has quality ... and Faye Dunaway

    Over recent years, movies made by evangelical Christians have improved in quality. Noticeably. They are better filmed, scored, written, and acted. They have new pace and, though this may seem ironic, greater tact. The new feature film “The Case for .

  • ‘Spamalot,’ Jon Bellion, Green Week and more

    An irreverent parody of Arthurian legend in musical form returns to the Manhattan Arts Center this weekend. The MAC presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as May 5-7. Tickets .

  • ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ has its strong points

    While the new film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (which is showing in the mall theater) is about an important topic, that is not all that is interesting about it. As a reminder of the results of Nazi racism, it is .

  • New ‘Trainspotting’ less essential, more accessible

    The 1996 film “Trainspotting” managed to expose something significant in a way no other movie I know of ever has. After a generation or two of disaffection, the ascendant philosophy seems to be rage. Give that idea to a director who .

  • ‘Unity (1918)’ a good way to round off the year

    Among the other things that can be said for the K-State Theater production of “Unity (1918),” it is also a nice rounding off of the year. This is the anniversary of the U.S. entrance into World War I. We marked .

  • Market owner feeds and paints his world Neighbors10

    Danny Fang feeds the world one person at a time and paints the world one picture at a time. Fang owns the Asian Market of Manhattan at 2304 Stagg Hill Road Suite D, which sells international food and gifts. Next door .

  • Broadway blockbuster becomes delightful chamber romp

    Monty Python’s Spamalot, “a new (as of 2004!) musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail ,” opened a three-week run to a capacity crowd this past Friday evening in the Arts Center’s Grosh Performance Hall. Future .

  • Current Columbian Theatre show one of the best

    Ginny Pape’s production of “Disney’s High School Musical” earns its title three times over. It is a musical play (with songs by a baker’s dozen song-writers) based on the Disney Channel movie of 2006. It is about try-outs .

  • Mall, MHS prom still together after 30 years Prom171

    An unusual partnership reached its 30th edition Saturday. Manhattan High School hosted its junior and senior prom at Manhattan Town Center for the 30th consecutive year. Fittingly, “Forever” was the theme of the first prom at the mall on May 7, 1988. .

  • Celebrate Arbor Day with area trees

    With a successful Earth Day behind us, it is now time for Arbor Day! The last Friday in April is Kansas Arbor Day. I suggest you take inventory of your trees and determine if you have room for additional ones. .

  • Remembering ‘Gunsmoke’

    The TV network we watch most at our house is MeTV (Memorable Entertainment Television), which features classic TV programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. And our favorite MeTV show is “Gunsmoke” — especially the early half-hour black-and-white episodes of the .


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