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  • Books | October 27, 2013

    ‘Tales of the Weird’ book lives up to its name

    Normally, I don’t pay much attention to stories and photographs that seem to be staged, especially those found in magazines that do not really have a good reputation anyway. These stories are so fabricated and ridiculous that it is no wonder why people like

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Spy’s affair leads him to trap in Shanghai

    Unless you’re reading something in another dimension, perhaps the best clue that the protagonist survives is the protagonist tells the tale. That doesn’t mean the protagonist survives unscathed, however, just that he or she lives. The protagonist — he isn’t quite a hero —

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Horror genre offers lengthy history with many choices


    It’s nearly Halloween and time to snuggle up with a classic horror story that will scare you silly. According to H.P. Lovecraft, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the

  • Arts, Leisure | October 27, 2013

    Trick-or-treat events, ‘The Wonder Bread Years’

    TODAY Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. Haunted Base: Fort Riley Ghost Tours, 4

  • Local |Education | October 27, 2013

    MHS students get PSAT recognition

    •Manhattan High student Cassidy Harper recently received the distinction of Outstanding Achievement in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program provides recognition for outstanding black American high school students through the PSAT. Of the more than 160,000 students who currently enter the National

  • October 27, 2013

    Couple restores covered wagons

    As the sun sets over the pastoral Flint Hills, a remarkable scene comes into view: Across the hillside comes a set of covered wagons drawn by horses. Is this a sight from a century and a half ago? No, it is happening in modern times,

  • Men's Basketball |Women's Basketball | October 27, 2013

    K-State basketball dazzles with Madness, banners


    Before the Kansas State men’s basketball team celebrated its Big 12 title on Friday at Madness in Manhattan, the school showed off the new cosmetic change for Bramlage Coliseum. The old system of tracking yearly achievements for both the men’s and women’s programs

  • Gardening | October 27, 2013

    Take out weeds by properly fertilizing, spraying


    This is a good time to reduce weeds in the lawn and other landscape areas. Weed management begins with proper plant care. Grow the desirable plants that best you can. Dandelions, henbit, speedwell and chickweed are easily removed while still small in the fall. A

  • Local |Business | October 27, 2013

    Financial business hires 2

    Sink, Gordon and Associates, LLP, added two new staff members. Seth J. Gordon joined as the director of the Business Valuation Department. He is a May, 2009, graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in finance, and a 2004 graduate of Rock Creek High School. Previously

  • Local |Business | October 27, 2013

    ESB Financial promotes employee

    Tori Nuzum was promoted to financial service provider at ESB Financial in Manhattan.  Nuzum served the bank as a CSR for the past year and will expand upon her customer service duties; in addition to taking on numerous lending and relationship growing functions. 

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