Friday, November 27, 2015


  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Chiropractor starts local practice Monday

    Dean Dierksen, DC, will begin practice in Manhattan on Monday. Dierksen, a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, is moving to Manhattan after practicing in Kansas City for the past two years. Dr. Dierksen is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Wamego bank promotes staff

    First National Bank of Wamego (FNB) recently promoted three staff members: Jacque Ekart, Troy Pfeifer, and Shaun Rowe for exceptional performance and dedication to serving local area businesses and consumers. For more than seven years, Jacque Ekart has worked for the bank’s Data and

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    KSU Foundation announces two hires

    •Darin Russell is the new senior director of development for the College of Business Administration. He joins the foundation with more than 20 years experience in all aspects of development, most recently serving as senior director of development and team lead for the College of Agricultural

  • Local |Business | March 09, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires two realtors

    Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Company hired realtors Dennis Woods and Becky McDonald. •Newly-licensed real estate professional and certified golf professional Dennis Woods grew up in Manhattan. Upon his graduation from Kansas State University in Business Management, he began his career in golf at Rolling

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    A part of the pack: Wolves seen up close and personal

    If humans want to obtain a better and complete understanding of wolves, it would not hurt for them to invest in “The Hidden Life of Wolves.”   Twenty-five dollars might be considered a lot of money to many people, but once readers open their hearts

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    Case solved: Mysteries and crime stories sure to excite


    Kids gravitate toward books about young detectives, those grade school sleuths who are somehow always smarter than the adults around them. They can solve a mystery that has stumped the local police department, find clues overlooked by fast-talking, fast-walking grown-ups, and use their own wit

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    History, adventure combine in ‘The King’s Deception’

    Any book that opens with a conversation between Katherine Parr and King Henry VIII on his deathbed has to be worth another look. “The King’s Deception” is. The author, Steve Berry, has made a good living and entertained countless readers by tinkering with history

  • Arts, Leisure | March 09, 2014

    International song named after Cottonwood cafe

    Australian guitarist Nick Charles is performing in New Zealand. He’s playing an original song called “Down at the Emma Chase.” The song refers to a remarkable small town cafe, far away in rural Kansas. How did this come about? Sue Smith is the owner

  • Local |Education | March 09, 2014

    Area students named on University of Kansas honor roll

    LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of health professions and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 93 of 105 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 40 other countries.

  • March 09, 2014

    When will lawn mowing begin?


    My grass normally needs cut for the first time of the season around April 1. This is for my cool-season grass. The buffalograss which is a warm-season grass is typically a month later. This winter has not been typical. I won’t predict when the mowing

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