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  • Holidays |Off The Beat | February 09, 2014

    Sure, it’s a cute idea… but, seriously


    I think Valentine’s Day is kind of a joke. Because it’s an incredibly popular holiday dedicated to love, it alienates a lot of people who are not in relationships. I love the idea of celebrating love. I try to show my family and

  • Off The Beat | February 09, 2014

    Grandma’s house could’ve told some tales


      Work has begun on Manhattan Public Library’s latest addition — an expansion of the library’s children’s area. When the addition is finished it will be filled with stories in the form of books, DVDs and other media.   But the house that used to

  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Woman leaves comfort of England home for Africa

    “The Fever Tree” is a saga about Frances Irvine, an English woman who moves to South Africa in the late 1800s to escape near poverty in England and marry a doctor she doesn’t love. The contrast between her privileged life in England and her

  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Authors challenge conceptions about grief

    Any kind of loss—the death of a loved one, divorce, painful memories of rejection—is a struggle most of us will go through at some stage in our lives. Perhaps many have already experienced the sorrow, guilt or regret that are associated with loss.

  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Home library: Online resources offer ease, comfort


    We always love to see your faces at Manhattan Public Library, but we know that sometimes people want the convenience of accessing our resources from the comfort of their own homes (especially with the weather we’ve been having lately!), so we continue to expand

  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Pilot-turned-priest, husband seek missing child in NY

    Julia Spencer- Fleming continues her mystery series with this eighth story of the adventures of Marine helicopter pilot veteran turned Episcopal priest, Claire Fergusson and her now husband, local sheriff Russ Van Alstyne, who is an Army veteran. She has served in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Book recounts struggles to cope with avalanches

    If life on the frontier could be harsh and uncertain, life in avalanche country could be far, far worse. Snow and ice would build up on a steep slope, until it suddenly released and went racing downhill, burying and destroying anything in its path, including

  • Editorials | February 09, 2014

    Obama should OK Keystone Pipeline

    It probably was too much to expect President Barack Obama, who’s effectively stalled for five years on whether to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, would act quickly after the review he was reportedly waiting for came in. That was the State Department

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Alas, KSU faculty do pay taxes on retirement income

    To the Editor: Mr. Rick Kramer (Letters to the Editor on Feb. 5), I need your advice. Apparently, you know the income tax law better than my accountant does. I will be retiring in 2015. As with all K-State faculty, I have a defined contribution plan where

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Doesn’t Westar get enough protection from the state?

    To the Editor: OK! Enough, already! Sixty-two households, including mine, put up some solar panels, and Westar Energy starts with the Legislature about how unfair it is to the other 689,938 Westar customers. Only five years ago, Westar and the Kansas Legislature were all for the

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