Tuesday, September 1, 2015


  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Author tells of revolt and Lawrence’s role

    This book would be better called by its subtitle, “War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East” because it is more about World War I and what followed than Lawrence himself. During the first half or so, he plays a minor,

  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Grisham lawyer unravels case of man’s will

    In John Grisham’s newest book, “Sycamore Row,” the author spins another story involving Jake Brigance, a Mississippi lawyer featured in one of Grisham’s previous books, “A Time to Kill.” Jake is the attorney for the estate of Seth Hubbard, a rich and unpleasant

  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Classic children’s fiction still excites the imagination

    Do you remember being a child and having the time to curl up in a chair, spending the day lost in an adventure taking place in another time or world? Remembering those classic children’s fiction books take us back to those days. And re-reading

  • Columns | November 17, 2013

    When will land market run end?


    In recent years, forgetting for the moment capital gains and estate taxes, land sales by farmers often have meant their landships have come in. That’s a play on an old saying from sailing ship days when owners felt rich when their “ships came in”

  • Gardening | November 17, 2013

    A pleasant experience, gardening improves environment


    Recently I was told that gardening is nice and I would agree. Planting bulbs in my yard or around the courthouse I think adds beauty. It is hard to measure the outcome from experiencing the springtime blooms. Responses will likely vary. I’m going to

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    New staff at Colbert Hills

    The K-State Golf Course Foundation hired Steve Lambert as general manager. Lambert spent eight years in the Navy as a fighter pilot, which culminated in a two-year tour as a demonstration pilot with the Blue Angels. After his Navy tour, he spent 17 years with Jim

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    Administrator retires from St. Paul’s

    Eleanor Blaker, parish administrator, has announced her retirement after 30 years of service at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Having spent the majority of her adult life in Manhattan, Blaker has served the parish for more than thirty years on staff.  Blaker will be transitioning

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    CivicPlus adds to team

    The CivicPlus team hired Adam Block as a project manager. Block graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management, as well as a minor in economics. He has worked in the past as a services agent. In his new role,

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    Waters True Value acquires Lichtenhan Ace Hardware

    On November 5, Jim Waters, president of Waters True Value, and Jerry Lichtenhan, owner of Lichtenhan Ace Hardware in Wamego, signed an agreement for Waters True Value to acquire Lichtenhan Ace Hardware. Waters True Value will take possession and open for business Dec. 1. The Lichtenhan’s

  • Local |Business | November 17, 2013

    USAA expands to Junction City

    USAA opened an office in Junction City to serve members of the military community with the opening of its newest financial center. USAA opened a financial center at 507 East Chestnut St. in Junction City. Junction City will be the home of USAA’s 18th financial

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