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  • Books | November 23, 2014

    Supernatural tales, a dog’s point of view highlight adult fiction picks

    Marcia.allen1

    The fall book season always provides a nice helping of new fiction surprises.  This year’s list of standouts includes many offerings by bestselling favorites, but it also includes some unusual stories from authors who may not be familiar.  I invite you to

  • Books | November 23, 2014

    ‘Six Feet’ a great debut for young author

    It’s hard to believe that “Six Feet Over It” is Jennifer Longo’s debut novel. Her stylistic assuredness and authoritative voice usually belong to more experienced writers, and it will be well worth readers’ time to watch her career as it progresses. Longo’s

  • Books | November 23, 2014

    ‘Sleep in Peace’ thrives on WWII history

    “Sleep in Peace Tonight” is a novel about a period in American history almost lost —at least to the general public — to what came after it: America’s involvement in World War II.  The story begins in January 1941 — almost a year before the Japanese

  • Gardening | November 23, 2014

    Ice melts and plants

    Greggeyestone1

    I’m a little cautious about plant health for next year. This fall has been dry. Along with the quick drop in temperature, it has put stress on our plants. I noticed this past weekend an abundance of residue of ice melt products that could

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    Bruce McMillan Architects additions, achievements

    Bruce McMillan AIA Architects, P.A. announced additions and achievements of its professional staff members. Dana Williamson, a 2014 graduate in architecture from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, joined the firm as an intern. Also a graduate of Bethel College

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    City recreation supervisor earns national certification

    Chris Nelson, city recreation supervisor, recently became a Certified Park and Recreation Professional by the National Certification Board and the National Recreation and Park Association. Nelson has been with Manhattan Parks and Recreation for seven years and coordinates youth sports. The certification is granted to

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    Hayden Orthodontics employee celebrates one-year anniversary

    Hayden Orthodontics is celebrating chairside assistant Sara Harrison’s one-year anniversary with the office. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. She grew up in the Midwest, and said she’s happy the Army brought her back close to home. Harrison

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    CivicPlus hires regional sales manager

    CivicPlus hired Jacob Bertram as a regional sales manager for its sales team. Bertram had been with the Verizon Company since 2008. As a regional sales manager, he will be responsible for selling web-based communication and community engagement software to local governments within his region, and

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2014

    K-State Union hires human resources director

    The K-State Student Union hired Cindy Diederich to be its director of human resources. Diederich, a Kansas native, grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Kansas State University. She has 19 years of non-profit experience with eight years of experience specific to human resource management. As

  • Editorials | November 23, 2014

    Merrick’s scorn for state workers

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, didn’t quite apologize for his insults last week about state employees, but in saying his earlier remarks were “poorly phrased and poorly contextualized,” he’s gone about as far as he is likely to. To actually


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