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  • Books | January 26, 2014

    U.S. regions have distinct cultural, historical divides

    This fascinating and provocative book makes the argument that, to truly understand the history of North America since the European colonization, one must identify the 11 “nations,” each of which were founded by different peoples with different cultures and goals.  The basic argument is that

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Patterson ventures back into kids’ literature

    ARRRGH! Now listen up maties. ‘Ave ye herd the news? Pirate James Patterson ‘as sailed the six seas…err…wait a minute…better make that seven seas, and ‘as brought back tales of the lost ship ‘Lost,’ treasure hunting, island hopping, children on a mission,

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Area youth honor civil rights leader with original works


    Manhattan Public Library hosted and sponsored the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “Live Together as Brothers and Sisters,” which was taken from one of Dr. King’s most famous quotes: “We must all learn

  • Books | January 26, 2014

    Croatian man helps family understand pain of war

    Duro Kolak is Croatian, a lifelong resident of the small town of Gost. Like others in the town, Duro has seen things he can’t forget, done things he can’t undo and lost things he cannot get back. Duro is the hired man and

  • Gardening | January 26, 2014

    Eye-catching landscapes make homes inviting


    I am constantly working on my landscape design. There seems to be more time to contemplate it at this time of the year. A landscape is made up of many parts. Each part should add something to your overall outdoor living experience. On Jan. 30 at 10:30

  • Food & Drink | January 26, 2014

    Sickness leads to creation of gluten-free bakery

    “Happy mistakes.” That sounds like an oxymoron — a contradiction in terms. But “happy mistakes” is one way of describing the experience of a woman who was seeking a better diet for her daughter and ended up developing a new business. Rani Force is the owner

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Arthur-Green adds partner

    Arthur-Green law firm of Manhattan named Tyler A. Darnell as a partner in the firm.  Originally from Damar, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law. Darnell joined the firm as an

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Investment adviser earns certification

    Clint Sandmann earned CFP certification after passing a national exam. Sandmann, investment adviser of Stewart Advisory Services LLC in Manhattan, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    Local member elected Rotary governor

    Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub of Manhattan was elected Rotary District 5710 governor for 47 clubs with more than 2,500 members across the eastern half of Kansas. She is a past president of the Manhattan Konza Morning Rotary Club, and the third woman in Rotary District 5710’s history to serve as

  • Local |Business | January 26, 2014

    The Trust Company hires receptionist

    Alison Champlin has joined The Trust Company as a receptionist and office assistant. Prior to joining the company, she was a cosmetologist for six years. Champlin is a native of Council Grove and graduated from The American Academy in 2007. The Trust Company is an independent,

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