Monday, November 30, 2015


  • Gardening | April 27, 2014

    Proper care crucial to a healthy garden

    As spring turns into summer in Kansas, the time to plant a healthy garden for the summer is ripe. Some summer flowers only have a couple of weeks of ideal soil temperatures. “We see the best root development at about 50 degrees, and that’s about

  • April 27, 2014

    93-year-old skydives as another adventure

    ABILENE — Ruth Wells feared nothing about jumping out of a plane from 10,000 feet. Wells is a 93-year-old Manhattanite and she went skydiving for the first time on Friday morning at the Abilene airport. “I don’t see any point being nervous because I think it’

  • Off The Beat | April 27, 2014

    The most wonderful time of the year


    Coinciding with the warm, beautiful weather of spring and summer is my favorite time of the year: wedding season. I’ve long enjoyed weddings more than holidays for a few reasons. First, many of the ones I’ve attended took place in warm weather. The

  • Local |Business | April 27, 2014

    From the Land of Kansas companies to be featured at Sampler festival

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s state trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, and a variety of its member companies will be in exhibiting at the 25th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival, May 3-4 in Wamego to showcase Kansas food, products and experiences available in

  • Local |Business | April 27, 2014

    Health Source offers exams for donation to Locks of Love

    Health Source Chiropractic, 930 Hayes Drive, Suite C, is offering a new-patient exam, including consultation, complete exam, any necessary X-rays and follow-up appointment for a $20 donation to Locks of Love. The event is going on through the month of May. If Health Source reachers $200, one of

  • Tennis | April 27, 2014

    K-State tennis ends season with loss to Cowgirls

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The 67th-ranked Kansas State tennis team attempted to reach its first Big 12 Tennis Championship semifinal since 2000, but No. 25 Oklahoma State held back the upset bid with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats on Friday at Friedman Tennis Center. Oklahoma State jumped out

  • Golf | April 27, 2014

    KSU women in 7th in Big 12 Championship

    AUSTIN, Texas — The Kansas State women’s golf team currently sits in seventh place after the second round of the Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 6,143-yard UT Golf Course. K-State dropped five positions on the leaderboard after shooting a 23-over 311 Saturday. “Today was a tough

  • 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

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