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  • Bed time stories become published book

    “Grandma, tell me a story!” Those words are a call for story time. In the case of one rural Kansas woman, those words would ultimately inspire a book and the beginning of a series. Rosie Bosse lives on the family .

  • Club news

    American Association of University Women The January meeting of the Manhattan Branch of AAUW featured Becky Catlin, director of Manhattan STARBASE Academy. She gave a talk about the collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Defense and the National .

  • Let’s move on from K-State 2025

    There’s always been something contrived about K-State’s 2025 goal. We think now is a good time to step back from it. “K-State 2025” is shorthand for the university’s goal of becoming a top 50-ranked public research university by 2025. That .

  • Not everyone should be able to carry handguns

    To the Editor: Mental illness and guns are in the news again. There are several ideas I want to bring to the attention of people. The first is that most mental patients are not any more violent than anybody else, .

  • Stories, photos sought from last 30 MHS proms

    To the Editor: This spring, Manhattan High School will celebrate the 30th annual prom held at Manhattan Town Center. It’s an amazing story going back three decades, and the mall is looking for help to tell it. We are .

  • Woman’s random act of kindness appreciated

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 11, we had a patient looking for our clinic for almost an hour. A young lady whom our patient asked for directions was kind enough to not only give him directions but have the patient .

  • Animals impact history beside famous owners Obamapets

    When he takes the presidential Oath of Office on Friday, Donald Trump will be a rarity in that he will not bring a pet to the White House. It might have been as long as 150 years since the last time .

  • Facebook jokes now a tribute

    My cousin Tom Maguire passed away recently. You may have known Tom. He grew up in Manhattan in the 1950s and 60s and graduated from Manhattan High School. He was the first of four cousins on my mom’s side .

  • ‘Hike’ offers bizarre adventure

    “Stay on the path, or you will die.” That’s the message Ben gets when he finds himself on the path. He didn’t set out to find it; he only wanted to take a quick hike before a business .

  • Remembering Dr. King through literature

    Tomorrow, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday since being signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January. King’s actual birthday is January 15. Martin Luther King, .

  • In ‘Let’s Play,’ exes add twists for main characters

    Sometimes James Patterson gets way ahead of himself. He originally had planned to publish a bookshot, ‘The Murder of Stephen King,’ that was to be released Nov. 1, 2016. This bookshot or chapbook has since been scratched due to King receiving death .

  • MLK Day events, Air Supply, free skating and more

    SUNDAY Happy Zoo Year, noon-4:30 p.m. Watch animals unwrap enrichment gifts and visit animal exhibits. Sunset Zoo. MONDAY FHDC Adventure Camp: Civil Rights in Kansas, 7:30a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Students will retrace MLK’s steps during his January 1968 .


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