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  • Books | August 31, 2014

    Library features plenty of options for looking at World War I


    One hundred years ago on July 28, 1914, the Great War, the War to End All Wars, started in Europe. By the time of the armistice, signed on Nov. 11, 1918, the conflict was worldwide, and over 9 million soldiers, sailors, and Marines had been killed. This is the war

  • Books | August 31, 2014

    Parks paints tragic picture of local history

    “The Darkest Period” tells the tragic story of the 27 years of the Kanza Indians’ life on the reservation along the Neosho River as perhaps nobody else could. Author Ronald Parks’ years as administrator of the Kaw Mission State Historic Site in Council Grove gave him

  • Books | August 31, 2014

    ‘One Plus One’ equals a fun read

    “One Plus One” is a delightful story about the Thomas family, hard workers who just need something good to happen in them. Anyone who roots for the underdog will be cheering this British family on. Jess Thomas, whose husband, Marty, has abandoned the family, is

  • Editorials | August 31, 2014

    A well earned day off

    Americans who Googled “Labor Day 2014” last week might have found little information about Labor Day and lots — and lots — of Labor Day sale options. Nothing wrong with that. Sales are part of the Labor Day landscape, just as they’re part of Memorial Day, the

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    Visit with decision-makers at special League gathering

    To the Editor: As the fall season draws our attention to public affairs, the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County has scheduled an event to help keep citizens connected with our local elected officials. The public is invited to come for coffee and

  • Columns | August 31, 2014

    Patient well-being comes first

    Every day many Americans have to weigh how they spend each dollar — food or rent, electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured or underinsured, medication often is sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day living, leading to more emergency room visits,

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    It’s important to maintain partnerships with Fort Riley

    To the Editor: I want to thank all the individuals and organizations assisting our statewide efforts to support Fort Riley during the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment process. By taking time to send in a public comment, you demonstrated to the Army the importance

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Student debt growing, university financial education programs still deficient

    As student debt load grows —  it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren’t offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. “Financial issues are one of the

  • August 31, 2014


    Cliff F. Slocum, 56, of Manhattan, died Aug. 28, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Aug. 13, 1958, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Clarence and Justina (Becker) Slocum. Mr. Slocum married Margo Humbard on March 26, 1984, and she survives of the home. He was a Navy veteran.

  • Obituaries | August 31, 2014


    Lucile M. “Lu” Fleming, 77, of Manhattan, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 26, 1937, in Wheaton, the daughter of Jake M. and Hallie Grace (Simon) Graf. Lu worked at Montgomery

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