• Newly opened bar offers cocktails, exclusivity

    Through an unmarked entrance, down an industrial- looking staircase and behind a door marked “boiler room” is one of the swankiest bars in town. 324 Speakeasy opened last week in Manhattan, evoking the glamour of the Jazz Age and re-creating the .

  • Even fictional goodbyes can be hard to say Kristina.phatch

    It’s hard to say goodbye to friends, sometimes even to fictional ones. I get quite attached to some of my favorite TV personalities, and lately it feels as though I’ve been saying goodbye to all my favorites. “White .

  • Montana tops N. Colorado women for Big Sky title

    MISSOULA, Mont. — Northern Colorado held a healthy 13-point lead over Montana in the first half of the Big Sky Conference women’s championship game on Saturday. But after a 20-4 run in the second half and an unlikely hero in .

  • ‘Deep Down Dark’ relays Chilean miners’ harrowing tale

    This is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine for 69 days from August to October 2010, near Copiapó in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. The story made considerable international news, due to massive worldwide rescue efforts .

  • French siblings resist Germans during WWII

    “The Nightingale” is a superbly written story of two sisters who fight Germans in World War II in different but admirable ways.  One of the sisters, Vianne Mauriac, lives with her husband and young daughter Sophie in the village .

  • Spring is the season for baseball at the local library Keri.mills

    With spring just around the corner, that means it is once again time for baseball, the American pastime. To get yourself ready, or just to impress your friends with your vast knowledge, why not read up on the history of .

  • ‘Small Victories’ argues for the importance of offering forgiveness

    If you are familiar with Anne Lamott’s works, you either embrace most of her thoughts and opinions on assorted subjects and concerns, or you shake your head and contemplate her sanity. Then again, Lamott would be the first to .

  • Wade ready to continue career with Wildcats Dwade1.phatch

    Dean Wade’s high school career came to a close Saturday night in the same place his college career will begin in just a few months. For Wade, it couldn’t be any better. The St. John-product won his third .

  • Emporia State University announces dean’s list

    EMPORIA — Emporia State University named students to the dean’s lists for fall 2014. Area students are Courtney Cranford of Manhattan, Josie Rozell of Manhattan, Amber Seymour of Manhattan, Anthony Andrade of Manhattan, Codi Ebert of Westmoreland, Sertrice Grice of Wamego, .

  • Local student named semifinalist for geography bee

    Dayne Aschenbrenner, a student at Bergman Elementary School, was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Kansas National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Dayne, a .

  • FHCS Students Place in Regional Press Contest

    Sara Sylvester, Jessica Crespino and Shaiann Wyatt for placed in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Contests held in February. Sylvester placed first in academics photography and honorable mention in sports photography. Crespino received honorable mention in copy editing. Wyatt .

  • Flint Hills Christian School students score fine arts awards

    Students from Flint Hills Christian School participated in the Spring Fine Arts Festival and Contest hosted by Cair Paravel Latin School in Topeka March 6. FHCS students participated in both group performances as well as individual contests and art exhibits. Total .





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