• Experiences spawn a love-hate relationship with snow Kristina.phatch

    It’s been an unusually warm winter, but the last week has been a chilly, wet reminder of what winter in the Midwest is really like. After having both fun and frustrating memories involving snow, I have mixed feelings about .

  • Author digs into Puritan history in ‘Storm of Witchcraft’

    We have read about it all before: It is early 1692. In the town of Salem, Mass., teenaged girls are twitching and screaming that they are possessed by the Devil — someone in the community has cast a spell on them. People .

  • ‘Auschwitz Escape’ historical fiction at its best

    “The Auschwitz Escape” is the story of two men, a German Jew named Jacob Weisz and a French assistant pastor named Jean-Luc Leclerc. It’s also the story of the loss of Jacob’s family and almost everyone he has .

  • ‘St. Vincent’ is the best of the new-videos bunch G.w.clift1

    It seems that we are going to finally have a turn at seeing the movie the government of North Korea didn’t want anybody to see. “The Interview” comes out on DVD this month. Nor is it the only attraction .

  • Remembering Charles Dickens 203 years after his birth Pecoraro

    Saturday marked the 203rd birthday of Charles Dickens. Born in Portsmouth, England on Feb. 7, 1812, Dickens is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors in the English language. In addition to writing some of the most popular novels .

  • Falcons ease past Rock Creek, 48-17 Rcgirls.phatch

    FLUSH — The Riley County girls’ basketball team didn’t waste any time on the road Friday night putting its stamp on the game against Rock Creek. By the end of the first quarter, 3-pointers and staunch defense propelled the Falcons .

  • ‘Boy on the Porch’ loaded with surprise

    Expecting the unexpected is only one lesson that Sharon Creech teaches her readers. And she does exactly this in such a clever, honest and humane way that readers can’t help but get totally absorbed with her characters. This time, .

  • Mustangs rout Riley County, 48-22 Rbboys.phatch

    FLUSH — There aren’t many high school basketball teams across the state that have a duo of posts quite like Rock Creek - especially for a smaller Class 4A-Div. II school. Junior Carson Becker stands 6-foot-5 and played linebacker for .

  • ‘Good Spy’ sheds light on CIA politics

    Ongoing revelations of CIA torture tactics in the so-called war on terrorism may make this book’s title appear to be a contradiction in terms. As the subtitle indicates, the book is a biography of Robert Ames, who joined the .

  • Pawnee announces emergency services director

    Pawnee Mental Health Services selected Dr. Jeremy Boyle as the new program director for emergency services. Dr. Boyle will join Pawnee’s Management Team of Program Directors, who are responsible for administrative and clinical program services across all ten counties .

  • Family raises beef all the way to restaurant tables

    It’s time to name the Grand Champion at the American Royal. And here it is! But this isn’t the grand champion steer, it is the grand champion steak. The American Royal has wisely started to honor a top .

  • Proper landscape attracts desired wildlife Greggeyestone1

    It is hard to attract only desirable wildlife when these animals need the same habitat as less desirable wildlife. Habitats consist of food, water, shelter and space. These four requirements can be designed into your landscape to help attract the .





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