• Facebook jokes now a tribute

    My cousin Tom Maguire passed away recently. You may have known Tom. He grew up in Manhattan in the 1950s and 60s and graduated from Manhattan High School. He was the first of four cousins on my mom’s side .

  • ‘Hike’ offers bizarre adventure

    “Stay on the path, or you will die.” That’s the message Ben gets when he finds himself on the path. He didn’t set out to find it; he only wanted to take a quick hike before a business .

  • Remembering Dr. King through literature

    Tomorrow, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday since being signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January. King’s actual birthday is January 15. Martin Luther King, .

  • In ‘Let’s Play,’ exes add twists for main characters

    Sometimes James Patterson gets way ahead of himself. He originally had planned to publish a bookshot, ‘The Murder of Stephen King,’ that was to be released Nov. 1, 2016. This bookshot or chapbook has since been scratched due to King receiving death .

  • MLK Day events, Air Supply, free skating and more

    SUNDAY Happy Zoo Year, noon-4:30 p.m. Watch animals unwrap enrichment gifts and visit animal exhibits. Sunset Zoo. MONDAY FHDC Adventure Camp: Civil Rights in Kansas, 7:30a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Students will retrace MLK’s steps during his January 1968 .

  • MLK events, children’s theater and more

    Share in the words and music of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK Jr. Community Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Manhattan Fire Station, 2000 Denison Ave. .

  • The pitfalls, pleasures of pregnancy

    I went to the OB the other day, where the nurse informed me I’m 38 weeks, three days pregnant. That means I could give birth just about any minute now. (Although according to the office pool, most people think it .

  • Breaking free: Minnesota prisoner tells childhood story Jailbook

    ‘My friend Tee got shot in the face.’ Thus begins the debut memoir by Zeke Caligiuri, currently serving a thirty-year sentence in the Minnesota state prison system. His crime remains undisclosed. But this book, at its best, is more about .

  • Sociologist explores Tea Party’s ‘deep story’

    Much has been written, especially since the November election, about the gaping political divide in this country and how those in both camps do not even talk to each other, indeed often do not even know anyone of the other .

  • Snuggle up with these heartwarming reads

    These months after the bustle of the holidays, with a long wait for the warmth of spring, can feel a bit dreary. To ward off the winter blues, sitting down (preferably with a throw blanket and a cup of tea) .

  • ‘My Old Dog’ makes case for adopting older animals

    It’s incredible how a dog like ‘Stacie’ has such a strong will to survive. Stacie, now 10, had been in trouble before being rescued. Bravely facing complicated surgery, the tan cocker spaniel almost died had it not been for quick .

  • Bridal show, MLK Prayer Breakfast and more

    SUNDAY Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon-4 p.m. Featuring more than 50 vendors. Free admission. Hilton Garden Inn. Read with a Dog, 2 p.m. Manhattan Public Library. MONDAY CanTEEN, 4 p.m. Featuring video games, crafts and snacks. Manhattan Public Library. Auditions .


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