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  • Editorials | December 21, 2014

    The gimmick NextDoor

    Let’s see if we get this straight: The police have pulled the plug on a program they’ve stood behind for decades because a study 20 years ago showed that it wasn’t effective. And instead the cops are hopping in bed with a venture-capital-funded

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    ‘Manhattan’ a visual history of the Little Apple’s beginnings

    Manhattan, according to Jim Sherow, is really about two things: Commercialism and social idealism. From its founding, the town has been essentially about the intersection of those two seemingly opposite strands of thought. Making money, and making the world better. Somehow, they have combined to

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    ‘All Joy and No Fun’ a thought-provoking look at modern parenting

    If you are a parent and thinking you are working much harder on parenting than your parents did but are enjoying it way less, then this impressive first book from Jennifer Senior is the book for you.  The author, a writer, wife, and mother

  • Manhattan High School | December 21, 2014

    Late surge pushes Manhattan boys past JC, 84-61


    Manhattan High was looking for its ninth straight win over Junction City when the rivals met Friday night in Manhattan for the Centennial League opener for both teams. It didn’t come easy, but the Indians — led by senior forward Pierson McAtee’s 21 points and

  • Manhattan High School | December 21, 2014

    Tribe girls nearly score 100 in win over Junction City


    Entering the Manhattan girls’ Centennial League opener on Friday night against rival Junction City, Indians coach Scott Mall said he warned his team not to overlook the Blue Jays — like he thought it did last season. Mall’s Indians apparently got the message, as they

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    Get in the Summer Solstice spirit with a selection of short reads


    Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest day of the year. You have 9 hours, 33 minutes, and 11 seconds of daylight to work with today. What will you do with yours? If reading is on your to-do list, you might want

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    Swedish author pens witty, refreshing tale

    You might not be aware, because 1961 was a long time ago and because this amazing story is fiction, but that was the year three pertinent people were born. Most important was Nombeko Mayeki, who started life in the poorest of South Africa’s massive black

  • Obituaries | December 21, 2014


    Sadie Rosaria Fraschilla, 85, of Riley, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at her residence. The family provided the following information. She was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Nunzio and Jennie Cannizzaro. She was married to Guiseppe “Joe” Fraschilla on July 11, 1953 at St. Finbar

  • Obituaries | December 21, 2014


    Albert Edward “Al” Nielson, 99, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Al was born on April 25, 1915, in rural Marysville, the son of James M. and Emma (Zybach) Nielson.  He grew up on the farm where

  • Obituaries | December 21, 2014


    Dorotha Ann “Dottie” Lee, 75, of Salina, died Thursday, Dec, 18, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Dorotha was born in Iola on May 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Crystal Maxine (Jensen) and Franklin Glen West. She was the widow of Boyd

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