Saturday, November 28, 2015


  • 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

  • Columns | March 08, 2014

    Obama’s cuts would diminish our military

    There are at least two points of view on President Barack Obama’s decision to cut the U.S. military. Some observers contend that this is a normal process in the aftermath of a major war. Fewer men and women in uniform will be needed,

  • Men's Basketball | March 08, 2014

    Cats drop home finale to Baylor, 76-74

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team had its senior day spoiled on Saturday in a 76-74 loss to Baylor in Bramlage Coliseum. It was the first home loss in Big 12 play for the Wildcats (20-11, 10-8) and the Bears (21-10, 9-9) became the first

  • Manhattan High School | March 07, 2014

    MHS girls beat Free State, return to state

    It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to state. The Indians beat a scrappy Lawrence Free State team 48-39 in Friday’s sub-state final to advance to state for the second time in three years. After trailing in

  • Area Schools | March 07, 2014

    Eagles turn back Falcons’ comeback

    SILVER LAKE — Turnover problems and a swarming Silver Lake defense prevented a gritty third-quarter comeback from earning the Riley County boys’ basketball team an upset win in Thursday’s Class 3A sub-state semifinals, as the Eagles escaped with a 46-40 win. With Riley County trailing 27

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