• City, school board recommendations

    As Election Day nears, we hope voters have had a chance to get acquainted with the candidates and their respective positions on local issues. Of particular interest this election are campaigns for the Manhattan City Commission, the Manhattan-Ogden Board of .

  • Shear Dynamics gets L’ANZA certification

    Shear Dynamics Salon and Spa Above the Plaza received their certification as the first and only L’ANZA Healing Haircare Center in Kansas. As an exclusive L’ANZA salon, every hair service at Shear Dynamics will now include professional products .

  • Local fraternity receives distinction

    Theta Xi Chapter at Kansas State University was awarded the North-American Interfraternity Conference Award of Distinction. This award is given to only 10 chapters in the entire country out of the 6,326 fraternities across the U.S. Each year the NIC seeks .

  • Students show off mathematics skills at competion

    Five Kansas State University students beat the odds - and the evens - at the university’s recent 17th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition. The competition is part of the annual nationwide Mathematics Awareness Month and is conducted to .

  • USD 383 students qualify for state media competition

    Several Manhattan-Ogden students qualified for state at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regionals. They are Savannah Cherms and Elizabeth Underwood, yearbook copy writing; Halsey Camera, editorial cartoon; Tracy Le and Angie Moss, theme development and design; Alan Brown, yearbook sports .

  • In celebrating, let us do better

    At Easter time, Christians celebrate the triumph of life over death by he who commanded us to love God, love ourselves and, yes, love even our enemies. Sometimes we also reflect on the many ways we keep on crucifying our .

  • Freeman signs with Dolphins

    MIAMI — Quarterback Josh Freeman notes at least one benefit from being out of work last season — he’s well-rested. The former first-round draft pick from Kansas State says he’s fit and has a healthy attitude too as he joins .

  • ‘Murder on the Ile Sordou’ tracks eclectic cast of visitors

    The island of Sordou is an imaginary place in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Marseilles. But the fact that the island isn’t real doesn’t detract from this enjoyable murder mystery. Judge Antonio Verlaque and his girlfriend, .

  • Funny tale told through recommendation letters

    This highly original novel is a hilarious story conveyed entirely through letters of recommendation written by one man, Jason (“Jay”) Fitger, a professor of creative writing and literature at the fictitious Payne University. Fitger is a middle-aged, rather cynical professor .

  • Spring (cleaning) is in the air: The library can help Alphild.dick

    I’ll admit it. I may not be the most ... tidy ... person in the world. While I strive to keep my home clean and in good repair, sometimes I feel like my belongings have a secret plot to take over .

  • ‘Once a Hussar’ recalls fighting in North Africa, prisoner camp

    Like the best-seller, “Unbroken,” about aspiring Olympic athlete, Louis Zampirini’s imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, “Once a Hussar,” is another soldier’s account of his World War II experiences. Unlike Zampirini, Ellis was a British artilleryman who .

  • Plant now, harvest next year Greggeyestone1

    Asparagus and rhubarb are two perennial vegetables that can be planted right now for harvest next season. It is best to get them established during the first year and wait on the harvest. These perennials grow well when they are .





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