Monday, August 31, 2015


  • August 23, 2015

    Doiron’s mystery begins with hikers’ disappearance

    Set in the Hundred Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, this mystery involves the search for two missing female hikers. There are those who do day hikes and then there are those — hearty or foolish — who want the maximum experience of traversing the entire trail,

  • Football | August 23, 2015

    Sherman has high praise for Lockett


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outspoken Richard Sherman, for once, was at a loss for words. But only for a moment. The Seattle Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback was undecided if he should talk to the media in the aftermath of their 14-13 NFL preseason loss to the Kansas

  • Manhattan High School | August 23, 2015

    MHS cross country opens with time trial

    The Manhattan High cross country season started Saturday morning with a time trial and pancake feed at Bishop Stadium. The top seven male and female finishers earned their spots to run in the varsity race at the season-opening Manhattan Invitational at Warner Park on Sept. 5.

  • Local |Business | August 23, 2015

    Plum Island, home to disease lab, readies for its historic sale

    PLUM ISLAND, N.Y. — Historians say the Indian tribes who once inhabited Plum Island sold it in 1659 for a coat, a barrel of biscuits and 100 fishhooks. There’s no telling what it will go for this time. As federal government officials prepare to sell this 840

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, both relied on conventional weapons.

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    How the library can teach you about technology


    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad. You may be wondering how

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Weaver’s neglected garden leads to love

    “Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.” The discovery and rehabilitation of a large, completely overgrown lawn and orchard serves

  • Local |Business | August 23, 2015

    Flotation therapy aims to relax the Little Apple

    It took about 10 minutes for the floating to actually begin, but that’s just a guess. For about an hour on Wednesday, time — and most of my senses — were suspended as I floated in an oversized bathtub in complete darkness. It took some time to

  • August 23, 2015

    Alta Vista State Bank names new president

    The Board of Directors of Alta Vista State Bank announced the following promotions and elections. Kati Bosch has been named president. Bosch represents the fourth generation of bank ownership. She has been with Alta Vista State Bank since 2000, serving in multiple positions through the years.

  • August 22, 2015

    Central National among top banks

    Central National Bank, headquartered in Junction City, is the 48th healthiest bank in America in 2015, according to The website used a list of 6,998 banks to select the top 200 banks that have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility. Central received an A+ health rating based on

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