Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • 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

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Olympic threat will recede, but NBAF’s danger will last

    To the Editor: With the eyes of the world focused on a possible terrorist attack on the Winter Olympics in Russia, I’m reminded again of safety at the proposed bio-research lab in Manhattan. Russia has deployed 40,000 to 50,000 security personnel to deter a threat of

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    ‘Placebo’ effect wins bee for Anthony 8th-grader


    The nerves felt by participants at Saturday’s Riley County Spelling Bee were not a placebo effect. “Placebo” did, however, play a part in the competition. It became the winning word when Stephanie Fu, an eighth-grader at Anthony Middle School, spelled it correctly in the 13

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    Bergman teachers surprise colleague after her husband’s sudden deployment


    Alaina Fennell, a speech language pathologist at Bergman Elementary, didn’t expect to be wearing a veil in front of her colleagues in the school library Friday. The day was meant to just be a faculty work day, but lunchtime turned into a surprise wedding

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