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  • Help our family keep sister’s murderer in prison

    To the Editor: I am the sister of Pamela Williams Parker, who was murdered in the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 31, 1978, by Albert D. Williams. Mr. Williams robbed Mrs. Parker of all the money in her wallet ($50)  and .

  • Guide taps into historic accounts of Manhattan-area grasslands

    The tallgrass bluestem prairie, of which the Manhattan area is a part, has been viewed and valued in many different ways and by many different people over the centuries. Its area extends roughly from southern Manitoba to southern Texas and .

  • ‘Empathy’ a book sure to put its reader in another person’s shoes

    Although empathy has been defined in numerous ways by different psychologists and other scholars, author Roman Krznaric defines it quite reasonably as “the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using .

  • Full charge: Workshops new and old return for library’s ‘Tech Tuesdays’ Alphild.dick

    As the new year gets underway, so does the new season of Tech Tuesdays at Manhattan Public Library. This year’s winter/spring lineup will include everything from how to get started with your iPad to in-depth classes on genealogy .

  • ‘Outcast Dead’ a treat for mystery lovers

    “The Outcast Dead,” the sixth mystery in a series authored by Elly Griffiths, places heroine Ruth Galloway, a Norwich University lecturer and forensic archaeologist, in the middle of twin story lines of mothers accused of killing children. The novel’s .

  • ‘Young Elites’ a good start to a new series

    Marie Lu is best known for her bestselling “Legend” series, but she has a new young adult series, of which the first installment is “The Young Elites.” It’s a good start to the series. The protagonist is Adelina Amouteru, .

  • Lewis leaning on her defense to lead Wildcats

    It may be a game Bre Lewis never forgets. The final game last season — in the Big 12 tournament — Kansas State’s freshman center had career highs with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in a loss to the rival Kansas Jayhawks. .

  • BBN Architects names new shareholders

    BBN Architects Inc. principals Brent and Lorie Bowman and Patrick Schaub announced the elevation of two long-term Manhattan employees to shareholders. Dan Crouch, AIA, began his career with BBN in 1999 as an architectural intern while studying architecture at Kansas State .

  • Manhattan fire captain retires

    Captain Dale Hayden retired from the Manhattan Fire Department on Dec. 19, 2014. Hayden started as a firefighter June 7, 1982, and retired as a captain after 32 and a half years of service with the City of Manhattan. Hayden also held the ranks of .

  • CivicPlus hire two women

    CivicPlus hired Emily Wehling and Sarah Peters. Emily Wehling, account manager, graduated from Kansas State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing. Previously, she was a marketing coordinator with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she .

  • Orscheln acquires Abilene center

    Orscheln Farm and Home LLC has acquired a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene. “Orscheln is excited about the growth opportunities represented by the addition of this second distribution center and is now poised to double the .

  • Cisneros Cattle joins Angus organization

    Cisneros Cattle Co. of Manhattan is a new member of the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Computerized records include detailed information on .


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