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  • Gardening | October 19, 2014

    Time to plant spring-blooming bulbs


    Spring blooming bulbs are readily available and ready to be planted. Planting them outside in patches is one way to enjoy them. My landscape is scattered with daffodils and crocus. There are some snowdrops in the back border. A few hyacinths have returned over the

  • Columns | October 19, 2014

    Deflation also threat to buying power

    During wild price swings many recall, understand and fear inflation as an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if prices go down? Some economists fear that our

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Varney and Associates hires senior accountant

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Josie Mitchell, CPA, as a senior accountant. Mitchell previously worked for a regional public accounting firm for three years in a manufacturing specialty group. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Coldwell Banker hires Realtor

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One hired Mark Rose as the newest member of their professional team. Rose has owned Mark Rose Photography for the past 12 years and said he’s excited to step into his new role as a Realtor. Call Rose at 341-5738 for

  • Columns | October 18, 2014

    Turkey is no friend either of the Kurds or ISIS

    A lot of criticism has been leveled at Turkey and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, because Turkey has merely watched as ISIS has destroyed Kobani, a Syrian city near the Turkish border. Erdogan deserves part of the blame for the deaths of thousands of Kurds

  • Local |Education | October 18, 2014

    Four MHS Students Named National Merit Commended Students

    Manhattan High School students Trevor Bashaw, Sachin DeYoung, Reid Erdwien and Kyle Weston have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015

  • Obituaries | October 18, 2014


    Kathleen K. Sinnett, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The family provided some of the following information. She was born to Lucile and Thomas Allin Keen in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 1928. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from

  • Books | October 18, 2014

    ‘Made You Look’ peeks into overflowing river of advertising

    The television drama has you hooked. You’re on pins and needles, anticipating the clencher, when an ad abruptly flashes across the screen. And now you’ll have to suffer as you sit through a string of unrelated commercials, waiting and cursing, until at last

  • Books | October 18, 2014

    On call: Books sure to spark kids’ interest in emergency services


    During National Fire Prevention Week, our local firefighters visited schools to talk to students about fire safety and prevention, show them some equipment they use and make sure they would never be afraid of a firefighter in uniform. Notes were sent home reminding families to

  • Books | October 18, 2014

    ‘Expo 58’ tells humorous spy story

    Thomas Foley is a mid-level bureaucrat in Britain’s Central Office of Information. It’s a department where data, brochures and —this being 1958 —even short films on topics ranging from public health to child rearing are produced. Foley is also the protagonist in a whimsical

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