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  • Columns | October 26, 2014

    Lower heating costs loom

    Natural gas prices are nearing one-year lows as U.S. production continues at a breakneck pace, building supplies ahead of winter. Last year’s unusually cold and long winter drained US gas inventories to a ten-year low, which buoyed prices near $6.50 last February. Since then,

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Action Pact hires two in Action Pact Design

    Action Pact hired Holly Higgs and Scott Cady in Action Pact Design (APDesign) in September. Higgs joins Action Pact as a design coordinator in its interiors division. She will coordinate interior design for the Manhattan office, and will act as a liaison for APDesign national

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Sink, Gordon and Associates hires CPA

    Russell E. Shipley, CPA has joined the Manhattan office of Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a senior audit manager. Shipley is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Accountancy. He is

  • Gardening | October 26, 2014

    Don’t let weeds put you in a bind


    Now is the best time to control many broadleaf weed species. The spring bloomers like yellow dandelions, lavender henbit and blue speedwell are eradicated with broadleaf herbicides along with good horticulture practices. Healthy plants out compete most weeds. One weed I thought I had controlled

  • Columns | October 26, 2014

    In Merkel, Putin meets his match - a bit late

    Earlier this month at the Europe-Asia forum in Milan, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a number of world leaders. None of these meetings was more important than his discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  If nothing else, this meeting showed both Putin’s

  • Manhattan High School | October 24, 2014

    Free State beats Indians, 35-14

    The Manhattan High football team lost its second game in as many weeks, dropping its senior night matchup with Lawrence Free State, 35-14. The loss, paired with a win by Topeka High over Washburn Rural, would eliminate Manhattan’s chances of making the playoffs. The

  • Editorials | October 24, 2014

    Halloween no longer a minor occasion

    Spending — big spending — on Halloween isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been growing since adults a number of years ago began to get serious about getting in on the fun. And if the calendar and projected spending this year are good indications, there will

  • Letters | October 24, 2014

    Enjoy yourself Sunday at Teen Town Reunion

    To the Editor: During the 1940s, ’50 and ’60s, the Manhattan Lions Club sponsored a dance and social activities called Teen Town on Friday nights for Manhattan and Luckey High School students. I attended Teen Town in the 1950s, and my wife, Kay, and I were

  • Letters | October 24, 2014

    Please remember to vote; it is easy and rewarding

    To the Editor: It’s time to vote! We’re now seeing much attention to the general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4.  And it is more important than ever that voters take the time to participate — and vote! Decisions on the ballot involve the

  • Letters | October 24, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Carlin is properly concerned about state’s financial status

    To the Editor: A vote for Sydney Carlin is a vote for responsible decision-making in Kansas. She works cooperatively with other senators and representatives of both political parties to find reasonable and fair solutions to our problems. Sydney is a strong supporter of efforts to

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