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  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Book says state’s high court historically has leaned right

    Recently our Supreme Court has been on the front page because of issues like school funding and abortion. The Kochs and the Tea Party types have had the Court in their sights, not to mention Sam Brownback and our conservative legislators. But historically the Court

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Slow start builds toward suspenseful end

    Adina Rishe Gewirtz gives us a slow start to her debut novel, “Zebra Forest,” but it gradually becomes more intense and keeps us in suspense until the mystery makes sense.   Although “Zebra Forest” is not a classic mystery, Gewirtz certainly lets us in on

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Keep an eye out for these ‘best fiction’ nominees by genre


    Hands down, the most popular books with adults in public libraries are what we in the biz call “genre fiction” — mysteries, romances, westerns, science fiction, and so on. And every spring and summer, various national writers’ organizations hold their conventions and give out awards for

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Fast marriage brings drama

    “Before We Met” is a riveting story, one that will make you wonder how well you know anyone, especially your spouse. Hannah and Mark, both British, met in New York and were married within eight months. Mark, 40, owns DataPro, a successful company that he had

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Middle America explained through a different Woodstock

    Who or what are Middle Americans? In “Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans,” Bill Tammeus explores and celebrates the Middle America, which, historically, is roughly the area between the Appalachians and the Sierras. Middle Americans have life choices, values, and styles which are different from

  • Editorials | April 27, 2014

    Another Guard unit will be a asset

    We are delighted to learn that the Kansas National Guard will be adding to its present strength in Manhattan. The addition will be in the form of the 130th Field Artillery Brigade headquarters, which will operate out of the National Guard armory on Levee Drive.

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Romero not ‘blackmailed; she signed a contract

    To the Editor: I realize that as sports editor, it is Josh Kinder’s prerogative to state his opinions. I will make a few comments for your consideration regarding his recent column, “Romero’s case makes K-State look like a bully.” Mr. Kinder assures the

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Kansas State stands tall despite sportscaster’s insult

    To the Editor: I have been a Kansas State University supporter since the 1950s and will continue to be a supporter even after the nationally known sports announcer and former NCAA player has condemned KSU on the Leti Romero case. Does he know the whole

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Can someone clarify what education law really does?

    To the Editor: There’s been much in the news in regards the education bill, HB 2506, being signed into law.  The April 24 Manhattan Free Press had an article critical of the new law. As I read it, it appears that the end of the

  • Manhattan High School | April 27, 2014

    MHS boys run away with Manhattan Invitational


    After performances like the ones he saw Friday at Bishop Stadium, Manhattan track and field coach Jesse Woodard can’t help but envision big things for his boys’ track team. With more than 90 points separating his first-place Indians from second-place Emporia, Woodard pointed to his

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