• Couple repurpose historic grocery store

    Let’s go to the store.  In this case, we’re not going for milk or bread. We are visiting a historic store building which is becoming a cultural and educational center for a rural region of Kansas. Patty .

  • K-State announces faculty, staff retirements

    Some Kansas State University faculty and professional staff are retiring this year. The Faculty Senate had ceremony April 24 for the retirees. These were the faculty on the program this year: Agriculture: Joseph Arata, agricultural economics; Arlo Biere, agricultural economics; Daniel .

  • K-State shuts out KU, 11-0, in series opener Ku bbc ksu jy 01.phatch

    LAWRENCE — Kansas State recorded its largest shutout ever in the all-time series against Kansas on Friday as the Wildcats blanked the Jayhawks, 11-0, in the series opener at Hoglund Ballpark. K-State starting pitcher Nate Griep tossed seven perfect innings, stretching .

  • ‘Journeys Home’ offers 25 personal essays about family history

    This beautiful book consists of 26 short personal essays, most around 10 pages long, about people traveling back to lands from which their parents, grandparents or more distant ancestors came. Sometimes they seek forebears from several hundred years ago or even longer, .

  • ‘Chestnut Street’ provides glimpse into Dublin

    Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland’s most prolific and popular writers, writing for more than 27 years and selling 40 million books. In addition to best-selling novels, she wrote a number of interlocking short stories, many never made public. They were .

  • Celebrate a ‘summer of heroes’ at your library Jessica.long

    Every hero has a story, and you can discover them all at the library this summer. Super heroes will take over the library during summer reading with books, prizes and programs for everyone from babies to adults. Everyone is invited .

  • Book provides support and comfort to smokers trying to drop the habit

    So you’ve tried the patches, gum and candy. Medication only made you drowsy with hardly any energy to spare. Over and over, you’ve sucked air from plastic straws that had been cut to the size of cigarettes. Going .

  • Mulch reduces weeds in the garden Greggeyestone1

    In my garden, weeds are more of a pest than insects and plant disease. It takes an assertive effort to keep weeds in check, and mulch is my biggest helper. Many weed seeds need light to start growing. If weeds .


    Jack M. Burke, 83, died at his summer home on Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota on Friday, May 8, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. His parents were Vivian and Merril Burke. He was born near Williston, N.D. on .


    Tyrone Muller, 49, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 2, 1965, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Carl and Gisela (Beckmann) Muller. Tyrone moved with his family .


    Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was the daughter of Terry and Marcia (Butler) Knowles, Topeka, and sister of Julie Knowles, .

  • Local insurance agency makes top 10 for growth

    Charlson-Wilson Insurance Agency of Manhattan has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Missouri and Kansas for 2014. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Columbia, Missouri, and a reception with all regional associates, .


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