• ‘Close Call’ has grip on tension, plot

    Dame Stella Rimington knows the intelligence business. She joined Britain’s Security Service — MI5 — in 1968 and did a little of everything in the ensuing years. She was involved in counter-espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-subversion before becoming the first woman named MI5’.

  • Top Ten teens’ choice books cover magic, love, loss and yes, superheroes Keri.mills

    The Teens’ Top Ten is a teens’ choice list sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Each year, teens nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted in April, and teens ages 12-18 can vote .

  • Beach Museum earns award for youth visual arts program

    Programming offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University to get children involved in the visual arts has received a prestigious honor. The Beach Museum’s Young Curators and Young Artists programs have earned the 2014 .

  • LINDA PRATT

    Linda K. Pratt, 58, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at her residence after a yearlong battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Aug. 14, 1956, in Manhattan, the daughter of Everett A. and Luetta Mae (Zarger) .

  • JANET S. FIELDS

    Janet S. Fields, 91, of Prairie Village, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Janet was born on Sept. 28, 1923, to Charles F. and Georgia Y. Sloan. Janet is preceded in death by her husband, W. Ray Fields; and sisters, Lida Lippert and Patricia Dick. She .

  • TERRY SIEBOLD

    Terry Siebold, 69, of Clay Center, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Clay County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Clay Center. Terry married Merna Harrison on Feb. 2, 1968. She survives of the home. He worked for Siebold Motors and Hanson Ford. He .

  • America sends its best back to Iraq

    It was naïve for Americans to think, even briefly, that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in recent years would become permanent. As recent events have demonstrated, that isn’t the case. The names of some of .

  • Wars are highly profitable for contractors and dreadful for U.S. budget, taxpayers

    To the Editor: Is war the answer? It was in 1972, Congress and President Nixon declared war on cancer, allocated a billion dollars for research and predicted a cure in time to celebrate our nation’s bicentennial in 1976. Congresses and presidents .

  • Paid Endorsement: Both gubernatorial candidates stretch the truth in education funding claims

    To the Editor: Gubernatorial candidates Paul Davis and Sam Brownback have dueling claims about the current administration’s supports for K-12 education. I checked their arguments with budget data from the Kansas State Department of Education. In order to judge .

  • Paid Endorsement: Roberts has served our state superbly; why would Kansans consider a novice?

    To the Editor: As voters, we are employers of our elected officials. Elections are job performance assessments. Sen. Pat Roberts deserves our support because he works issues that matter to us. America and Kansas are better because of him. Roberts .

  • Lawyer turned musician sings of Kansas Flint Hills, ranching

    There are many balladeers in the music business, and there are many beautiful Flint Hills in eastern Kansas, but there is only one official Flint Hills Balladeer. Annie Wilson was named a Flint Hills Balladeer by Gov. Sam Brownback in .

  • MATC program receives certification

    The Computer Aided Drafting Technologies Department at Manhattan Area Technical College announced that effective Oct. 3, the curriculum was certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) for drafter certification. MATC is one of only two colleges in the state of .







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