Tuesday, October 6, 2015


  • Editorials | January 26, 2014

    Status quo restricts free speech

    We’re still puzzled by the Kansas Board of Regents’ policy about social media usage by university employees. As a committee begins work on revising it, we still think it’s best to throw out the policy and start over. But at the very least,

  • Off The Beat | January 26, 2014

    A love tale of many Bryans

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    The month of love approaches. February provides the opportunities to express your love for that special person in your life during Valentine’s Day or for black people during Black History Month. If that special person in your life is a black person, this month

  • Letters | January 26, 2014

    Regionalism retreat should have been a regional event

    To the Editor: Leo Schell asks some valid questions concerning the 2014 Leaders Regional Retreat, a Joint Chamber of Commerce event for Junction City, Manhattan and Wamego.  The stated goal was promoting regionalism for the Flint Hills. I fail to see how we promote regionalism

  • Letters | January 26, 2014

    Were COP conventioneers planning on a shootout?

    To the Editor: The world gets crazier by the day.  It was announced that the Wichita hotel holding the state Republican convention is allowing attendees to conceal and carry weapons. Does this mean that those attending do not even trust their own party members

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    U.S. regions have distinct cultural, historical divides

    This fascinating and provocative book makes the argument that, to truly understand the history of North America since the European colonization, one must identify the 11 “nations,” each of which were founded by different peoples with different cultures and goals.  The basic argument is that

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Patterson ventures back into kids’ literature

    ARRRGH! Now listen up maties. ‘Ave ye herd the news? Pirate James Patterson ‘as sailed the six seas…err…wait a minute…better make that seven seas, and ‘as brought back tales of the lost ship ‘Lost,’ treasure hunting, island hopping, children on a mission,

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Area youth honor civil rights leader with original works


    Manhattan Public Library hosted and sponsored the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “Live Together as Brothers and Sisters,” which was taken from one of Dr. King’s most famous quotes: “We must all learn

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Croatian man helps family understand pain of war

    Duro Kolak is Croatian, a lifelong resident of the small town of Gost. Like others in the town, Duro has seen things he can’t forget, done things he can’t undo and lost things he cannot get back. Duro is the hired man and

  • Gardening | January 26, 2014

    Eye-catching landscapes make homes inviting


    I am constantly working on my landscape design. There seems to be more time to contemplate it at this time of the year. A landscape is made up of many parts. Each part should add something to your overall outdoor living experience. On Jan. 30 at 10:30

  • Food & Drink | January 26, 2014

    Sickness leads to creation of gluten-free bakery

    “Happy mistakes.” That sounds like an oxymoron — a contradiction in terms. But “happy mistakes” is one way of describing the experience of a woman who was seeking a better diet for her daughter and ended up developing a new business. Rani Force is the owner

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