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  • Walk around K-State displays chronicle of university’s history Statue.mercury

    Join me on a stroll through the K-State campus, won’t you? We’ll discover some treasures you may not have known about — and some things you may have thought you knew about but really didn’t. Be careful of .

  • Westar right to trim its request

    Westar Energy gave its 700,000 customers reason to smile when the company agreed last week to trim its most recent rate increase request by nearly half. Westar earlier this year had sought a rate increase of $152 million, to address costs associated .

  • Outcome predictable for KBA

    The Kansas Bioscience Authority stems from the Kansas Economic Growth Act in 2004. It was not the state’s first attempt to promote economic growth with state funds. It was preceded in the 1980s by efforts to use state pension money (.

  • New poems by James Tate explore everyday absurdities

    I have often questioned why it is that some individuals take delight in poking fun at someone else’s misfortune or bad luck. Do we ever stop to think that maybe at a certain stage in our lives we’ll .

  • ‘Armada’ blurs line between video games and reality

    Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One,” has written a second clever novel that will appeal to teenagers, computer geeks and gamers everywhere. Zack Lightman, an only child, is a senior in high school who lives with his mother. .

  • Summer blockbusters available at the public library Pecoraro

    Movie buffs always look forward to summer, anticipating the release of major motion pictures. Summer blockbusters have often been record breakers in terms of revenue generated for movie studios, but that’s not why the movie-going public loves them. For .

  • Hillerman adds female lead to fiction series

    Native American fiction fans in general, and those of Tony Hillerman in particular, will be happy to know his daughter is carrying on in his tradition. Tony Hillerman wrote 20 mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn of the Navajo .

  • Harper Lee’s ‘new’ novel to change the way students study her work

    The release of “Go Set a Watchman,” a “new” novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has inspired discussions about changes to Lee’s iconic characters and a the effect on her legacy. As a high school English .

  • Sunset Zoo promotes two employees

    Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo announced two staff promotions on Thursday. Ella Casey is now assistant zoo director and Kirk Nemechek was named curator of animal care. Casey served as the zoo’s marketing and development officer for the last four .

  • Organizers get ready for rural concert on Oregon Trail

    What happens when music meets a meadow? That sounds like an unusual combination. Today we’ll learn about an initiative which brings together high quality symphonic music, genuine western history, and pristine natural beauty in rural Kansas. Wayne Kruse is .

  • Testing soil before you plant is important step

    The Kansas healthy yards and communities recommendation is to have your soil tested every three to five years or prior to a new planting. The soil test will identify the soil pH and nutrient levels to determine if turf, shrubs, .

  • New Russian naval doctrine should matter to U.S.

    I mentioned to a colleague that the Russians have a new naval doctrine and that it is certain to have a major impact on the Kremlin’s military. My friend was disinterested, observing that Kansas is about far as you .


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