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  • Books | May 25, 2014

    ‘Desire Map’ keen on goal-setting… if that’s your thing

    True or false: All we have to do is “believe” and all our dreams will be granted. Are we wasting time and energy by wishing on stars? Will setting goals give you everything you desire? In this world, not everyone is a winner and not

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Really! An exciting look at grass

    “Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, and a stream, pond, or

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Grill season is here… and so are some handy cook books

    Pecoraro

    Summertime is almost here. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of the open fire, the sizzling of grilled meat, and the joys of outdoor cooking. The word barbecue derives from “barabicu,” a word from the Taino people of

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    ‘The Giver’ finale intrigues

    In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver,” which won a Newberry Medal. Since then, she has written three other books in the series. In 2012, Lowry wrote the last installment, “The Son,” which overlaps the time period in which Jonas, the protagonist of “The Giver,” lived. In “

  • Columns | May 25, 2014

    Today could be Ukraine’s day of reckoning

    Today, May 25, is one of the most important dates for the future of Ukraine as well as East-West relations. Today Ukraine is supposed to hold its presidential election. If it is held, and if it reflects the will of all Ukrainians, it will be a

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014

    KENNETH WILLEY

    Kenneth W. “Ken” Willey, 77, of Milford, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Leonardville Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014

    GIOVANNA “EVA” BARLOW

    Memorial Mass for Eva Barlow will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, in Manhattan.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Fort Riley Cemetery. Eva died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014,

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014

    JAN VER BRUGGE

    Jan Ver Brugge, 72, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 17, 1941 in Emporia. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014

    MARIE RILEY

    Marie Riley, 92, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospcie House in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 5, 1922, in Winipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014

    ELAINE SUMMERS

    Elaine M. Summers, 80, of Manhattan, died Saturday May 24, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 1, 1934. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.


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