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  • Football |Golf | July 13, 2014

    Wildcat Legends event continues to grow


    In July 2009, Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder grabbed a mic and addressed a packed crowd inside Kite’s Bar and Grill. “I want to insure you that we will make this something really, really special over a period of time,” Snyder said in 2009. “And

  • Local |Business | July 13, 2014

    Dermatologist gets put in surgery society

    Dr. John R. Adams, a board-certified dermatologist of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, P.A., Manhattan, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Mohs Surgery (ASMS). The primary mission of the ASMS is to improve physician performance and

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Raising Boys’ offers a humorous look into a mother’s life

    On days when her boys charged through the hardware store, brandishing a pitchfork and screaming like crazed ninjas, or used black markers to create their favorite Beatles hairstyle, Rachel Balducci wished she possessed the magic wand of motherhood to reverse her situation, that is, to

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    Library features no shortage of children’s activities this summer


    It is summer break, and the kids here are reading maniacs! In June, more than 30,000 children’s books and audiobooks were checked out from the library. So far, 2,000 children have registered for the library’s summer reading program and read more than 600,000 minutes. They are

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Bernadette’ a quirky, fun read

    “Where’d You Go Bernadette” is a quirky, fun read. The story is told mostly through the eyes of the smart and talented 15-year-old Bee Branch, who is the only child of Elgin Branch and Bernadette Fox, who live in the Northwest. The family is

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Remedy’ discusses evolution of meds

    A staple in graduate school was Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” fascinating to anyone interested in problem solving because it describes the sometimes non-linear progress from problem to hypothesis, to theory, to solution or temporary solution.  Goetz explains the convoluted maze scientists

  • Gardening | July 13, 2014

    Plan for summer harvest


    Growing your own food lets you control the quality at harvest. In other words, you can pick your crop at its peak of perfection for eating. Preferences may vary among people but there are some baseline recommendations for quality. Zucchini summer squash is a poster

  • Editorials | July 12, 2014

    Wheat yields have grown dramatically

    Interesting historical note that’s worthy of reflection: Kansas had a bumper wheat crop in 1889. Fields produced about 19.2 bushels per acre, a figure that wasn’t beaten until 1914, when the yield hit 20 bushels per acre. We note this because it was prominently published in an

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2014

    Prairiewood Retreat opens new venue

    Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve opened its second accommodations venue, the StoneHouse at Prairiewood. Originally constructed in 1860 by early Manhattan pioneer Sam Kimble, this historic landmark has been restored into a second guest house for Prairiewood guests. Now equipped with every modern amenity, the original hand-hewn

  • Arts & Leisure | July 12, 2014

    Kansas country singer takes big stage

    From a small town to the big stage. That’s a journey which many entertainers have attempted, and it is a tough road. Today we’ll meet a singer-songwriter who is making such a journey. He is not forgetting his small town roots. In fact,

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