• Ghost town

    DEAD END IN NORVELT Jack Gantos D&M Publishers, 2011 $15.99, 341 pages If you are looking for a book that makes you laugh out loud, or you are simply tired of dystopian societies prevalent in novels for young adults, “Dead End .

  • A holy mission

    DOGS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT (MAGIC TREE HOUSE #46: A MERLIN MISSION), by Mary Pope Osborne (with illustrations by Sal Murdocca); Random House, publisher. 2011. 128 pp. $12.99, in hardcover. Kids are hooked on the discovery of the Magic Tree House, and where .

  • Dwight the moderate

    EISENHOWER. The White House Years. Jim Newton. Doubleday. 2011. 357 pages. $29.95. I was a kid when Dwight Eisenhower was president. One of my earliest memories was of my father, a Roosevelt Democrat and a would-be intellectual, working our Chicago neighborhood for Adlai .

  • Living on a prayer

    40 PRAYERS THAT CHANGED AMERICA. Dr. Paul E. Barkey 257 pages $16 Chuck Henderson Contributing Writer Dr. Paul E. Barkey is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and the current pastor of Ashland Community Church near Fort Riley and Manhattan, where he resides .

  • Martin Luther King Jr. contest focuses on theme of 50 years

    In 1962, Manhattan’s Douglass School was closed, allowing for the complete integration of Manhattan elementary schools. The 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Art, Writing, and Video contests focuses that 50-year anniversary with the theme:  Looking Back, Looking Forward:  50 Years .

  • Storing unused pesticides in winter

    It would be great if I used up all my pesticides each year. I don’t use them all that much, so I usually have some I can store over winter for use next season. Read and follow the label .

  • Lots of talk, little warmth in Mannheim Steamroller show

    Last Tuesday one of the acts touring as Mannheim Steamroller rolled into K-State’s McCain Auditorium to do a Christmas music show. Backed by some local string and wind instrument players, the six musicians from Omaha gave us just over .

  • People who pay a lot for movies deserve better than ‘The Sitter’

    Director David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter” demonstrates two Hollywood conventions at the same time. One is that some comic actors who appear in comedies get bigger and bigger parts until they get a shot at starring. Just about every .

  • Film ‘One Day’ found generally diverting

    St. Swithin’s Day is July 15. If it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, the English believe it will rain for forty days. Perhaps the novel and now the movie “One Day,” set on a series of July fifteenths, was .

  • Freshman cherishing freedom

    Nate Day is nearly finished with his first week as a college student. He has traversed his way across campus, played soccer, met new friends, and dealt with a malfunctioning air conditioner. Day has 15 more weeks to go before he .

  • Freshman trying to balance newfound freedom, studying

    Three days into his life as a college student, freshman Nate Day is finding a balance. The first couple days had been overwhelming for the freshman from Oklahoma City. Day spent those days trying to meet new people, learn the .

  • Welcome Week continues at K-State this weekend

    K-State’s Week of Welcome activities are wrapping up this weekend and it’s not just for students. The 2006 winner of Last Comic Standing and Paraolympics Soccer Team member Josh Blue will provide some laughs after a long first week .


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