• In MAC’s ‘The Nerd’ chaos reigns supreme Nerd1

    Most people have been to a dinner party gone wrong, and in “The Nerd,” one man’s evening falls completely apart. “The Nerd” opened at Manhattan Arts Center on Friday and continues through March 5. It is the story of Willum .

  • Novel takes on questions of life and death

    Hannah Ens Contributing writer Death has been eradicated. There is no sickness, no murder, no war, no injury you cannot be revived from. The only way to permanently leave the world is to be chosen for gleaning by a Scythe, .

  • Train murder story brings Victorian era to life

    As it did in the United States, rail traffic — freight and passenger trains — changed England. Travel went from 5 or 10 miles per hour to an unheard-of 50mph. It opened up new worlds and made some people long for the slow old .

  • Read the stories that led to Oscar-nominated films

    Every year the buzz around the Oscars focuses on the gowns and the gossip, but this long-standing American tradition is really about telling stories. The 2017 Oscars offer the usual spectrum of brilliantly-told tales, with many of them based on books .

  • ‘Libertarians’ examines the Wilders, Little House books

    Aaron Pauls Contributing writer Through their iterations as genre-defining children’s books and a popular television series, the Little House books are and have always been popular works. Five of the books were named Newbery Honor Books, one of the .

  • Medicaid expansion is long overdue

    Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas were understandably thrilled last week when a bill to expand Medicaid that had been pronounced “dead” in a House committee was subsequently resurrected and approved in an impressive bipartisan vote, 81-44. Despite their, however, .

  • Clinic serves poor, uninsured patients

    To the Editor: I am a retired doctor but still enjoy seeing patients without working full time. I volunteer at the Flint Hills Community Clinic. The Flint Hills Community Clinic in Manhattan is a clinic for lower- income patients who .

  • SNAP is an important element in Farm Bill

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts was in Manhattan for the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill. Roberts’ goal was to travel “straight to the heartland” to hear directly from us — his constituents. As a student at K-State, .

  • Club news

    Eagles Auxiliary On Feb. 16, members ate fried chicken at the before meeting meal. Aerie chef Paul prepares the meal, on behalf of the aerie, as a thanks for auxiliary potluck meals auxiliary members provide the other meeting nights. Members encircled .


    Velma Resseguie, 85, died Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Ve l m a was born on March 1, 1931 in Farnum, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Fred E. & Dora (.


    Linda Lou Innes, 78, of Manhattan, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information: Linda was born Sept. 23, 1938 in Ransom, to George E. and Velma E. (Haug) Felton. She .


    Ivan William Woellhof, 96, of Manhattan, died Feb. 24, 2017, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Ivan was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Clay Center. He was the son of William F. and Grace (Gaden) Woellhof. Ivan .


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