• Editorials | September 07, 2014

    Roberts-Orman race worth watching

    We’re not ready to handicap this fall’s U.S. Senate race, but we’re comfortable saying Chad Taylor won’t win. Mr. Taylor, the once serious and now reluctant Democratic candidate, made a mess of things last week when he formally withdrew from

  • September 07, 2014

    KSU professor takes in-depth look at life of music icon

    Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) was a leading figure in the Chicago blues scene beginning in the early 1950s, though Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, 1913-1983), the founder of the Chicago blues style, is much better known. The two played together and were close friends for many years,

  • Books | September 07, 2014

    ‘Quiet Streets of Winslow’ offers thought-provoking drama

    Two brothers, Travis and Damien Aspenall, up early before school, walk their dog through the washed out arroyos behind their small, stucco house in central Arizona. The dog leads them to the body of a dead woman. Travis thinks she looks familiar; her cowboy boots

  • Arts & Leisure | September 07, 2014

    Festival rebrands to cross Christian denominations

    Flint Hills Praisefest organizers hope the name change for the free Christian music festival will make this year’s event the biggest yet. Praisefest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at City Park with 12 local worship groups performing during the day on

  • Books | September 07, 2014

    Fall children’s books full of festive illustrations, stories and pumpkins


    The new school year always brings with it a barrage of children’s book publications. It’s a wonderful time to fill shelves and backpacks with brand new books. Here are a few seasonal picture books that arrived just in time for falling leaves, pumpkin

  • Off The Beat | September 07, 2014

    Cleanliness not next to godliness


    If I could pick any aspect of daily living is hardest for me in my adult life, it would be maintaining a tidy, organized home. I’ve been contemplating whether I am capable of change or whether I should just accept that I’m messy.

  • Books | September 07, 2014

    Dalai Lama speaks on spiritual insight

    If you are worried about the state of the world today, you are not alone. If you feel sad or perhaps even fed-up with all of the wars, kidnappings and slaughterings of children and adults, you might turn to the Dalai Lama to help ease

  • Books | September 07, 2014

    ‘Warburg’ fueled by WWII aftermath

    The first week of June 1944 was pivotal for multiple reasons in Western Europe. D-Day, of course, came June 6, and it’s a date every American should remember and honor for its triumph and its sacrifices. That week held another important occasion: the Allied liberation of

  • General Activities | September 07, 2014

    Kramer brings golf tour to Kansas


    MAYETTA — Technically speaking, Tim Kramer is on another two-week business trip. Emotionally, though, it’s something else entirely. Kramer is director of tournament business affairs for the Symetra Tour, a series of 20 events that serves as a stepping stone for women professional golfers who aspire

  • Manhattan High School | September 07, 2014

    Indians win 2 to close Titan Classic

    After dropping the first match of the Titan Classic on Monday, Manhattan head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wasn’t sure how his team would respond. The group had all week to work out the kinks and finished the week with a pair of victories

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