Tuesday, May 24, 2016


  • Books | August 24, 2014

    K-State Common Book ‘Ghost Map’ takes on 1854 cholera outbreak


    Each academic year, the K-State Book Network (KSBN) selects an exceptional book for a common reading experience. In conjunction with that all-university read, campus activities, classroom experiences, and community programs are offered share additional insights into the reading. In past years, enthusiastic participants have been

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    ‘The Orenda’ captures a different era

    “The Orenda” is a story about Huron Indians — the Wendat — in the first half of the 17th century. It’s told through the eyes of three individuals: Bird, a great “war-bearer” of the Bear Clain who rises to the role of chieftain; Snow Falls, a

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    Beaton’s ‘Hamish’ a likable lead

    This is the latest in a long series of murder mysteries written by prolific British writer M. C. Beaton over the last 20 years or so and features the Highland Scottish police constable Hamish Macbeth.  In spite of an amazing ability to solve mysteries and

  • Gardening | August 24, 2014

    Train to become master gardener


    Do you like people and plants? You should say yes! If your answer was “yes,” then being a master gardener is for you. You get to talk to people about plants. That is a master gardener in a nutshell.  The fall class will begin

  • August 24, 2014

    Man forms alliance to protect historic barns

    Barn yarns. Those are stories about barns that tell of the historic roles that barns have played in Kansas. Today, in the conclusion of our two-part series, we’ll meet a man who has helped lead a statewide effort to preserve such barns. As we

  • Local |Education | August 24, 2014

    Manhattan woman awarded 3 college scholarships

    Jennifer Bliss, a junior in nursing at Pittsburg State University, was awarded the Isadore E. Delappe Nursing Scholarship, the State of Kansas Scholarship and the Ken Bateman Academic Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a press release from the college. She is the

  • Local |Education | August 24, 2014

    Manhattan High ACT scores above state, national averages

    The Manhattan High School ACT composite score has once again made it above state and national averages. The 2014 composite score for Manhattan High School was 23.1. The state average is 22 and the national average is 21. Last year’s MHS composite score was also 23.1. Comparing Kansas’ 2014 ACT

  • Columns | August 24, 2014

    Motives aside, Clinton was right about Obama

    Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism of President Barack Obama did not come out of the blue. From various books and articles on the evolution of Obama’s foreign policy, it is clear that Clinton, along with Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Gen. David Petraeus, constantly

  • Obituaries | August 24, 2014


    Donald H. Varga, 65, of Ogden, died Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. A memorial service will be at a later date at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley. Arrangements are being handled by Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Junction City.

  • Obituaries | August 24, 2014


    Charles L. Lindenman Jr., 96, of Manhattan, died Aug. 7, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 18, 1917, in Hill City,  the son of Charles L. and Lura (Moore) Lindenman Sr.  He attended schools in the Hill City area and graduated

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