• ‘One Plus One’ equals a fun read

    “One Plus One” is a delightful story about the Thomas family, hard workers who just need something good to happen in them. Anyone who roots for the underdog will be cheering this British family on. Jess Thomas, whose husband, Marty, .

  • A well earned day off

    Americans who Googled “Labor Day 2014” last week might have found little information about Labor Day and lots — and lots — of Labor Day sale options. Nothing wrong with that. Sales are part of the Labor Day landscape, just as they’re .

  • Visit with decision-makers at special League gathering

    To the Editor: As the fall season draws our attention to public affairs, the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County has scheduled an event to help keep citizens connected with our local elected officials. The public is invited .

  • Patient well-being comes first

    Every day many Americans have to weigh how they spend each dollar — food or rent, electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured or underinsured, medication often is sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day living, leading .

  • It’s important to maintain partnerships with Fort Riley

    To the Editor: I want to thank all the individuals and organizations assisting our statewide efforts to support Fort Riley during the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment process. By taking time to send in a public comment, you demonstrated .

  • Student debt growing, university financial education programs still deficient

    As student debt load grows —  it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren’t offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. “Financial .


    Cliff F. Slocum, 56, of Manhattan, died Aug. 28, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Aug. 13, 1958, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Clarence and Justina (Becker) Slocum. Mr. Slocum married Margo Humbard on March 26, 1984, and she survives of the home. .


    Lucile M. “Lu” Fleming, 77, of Manhattan, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 26, 1937, in Wheaton, the daughter of Jake M. and Hallie Grace (Simon) .

  • Establish a home lawn with cool-season grass Greggeyestone1

    Now is the best time to plant cool-season grass. The soil temperature is warm for quick seed germination. Air temperatures should be coming down to the favorable growing of below 86 degrees for tall fescue and bluegrass. Light duration is reducing .

  • Dodge City paper grows by reporting ag news

    July 30, 2014. Indianapolis, Ind. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association is announcing its national awards, including the Story of the Year. And the winner is: The High Plains Journal from Dodge City, Kansas. Today we’ll learn about this remarkable publication and .

  • U.S.  Celluar giving $1 million to teachers

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Kansas, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is working with .

  • Haverkamp receives scholarship

    Macy Haverkamp of Topeka, a Kansas State University accounting student, is the recipient of a $400 scholarship provided by the Public Accountant’s Association of Kansas. The Association’s Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to juniors and seniors in .


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