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  • Arts, Leisure | November 03, 2013

    Islamic center leaders say they want to show openness, increase awareness


    Leaders at the Islamic Center of Manhattan are working to build a better understanding of their religion and address its misconceptions. The center, at 1224 Hylton Heights Road, had an open house recently with one intention being for non-Muslims to learn about Islam. With about 500 members,

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Area woman tells her adoption story

    Ann Carter, a single, career woman, tells us what she experienced over a period of 14 years beginning with considering, at age 43, adopting a child; at age 46 actually adopting one; then two years later, a second toddler; and then rearing them. She does this by showing

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Boys compete to be prince

    “The False Prince” is a young adult novel, but it’s entertaining enough that a larger audience would like it. The protagonist, 14-year-old Sage, is an impish orphan in the kingdom of Carthya. He is taken against his will from his orphanage by a man

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Burke’s latest novel moves back north

    There are many readers who regard James Lee Burke as the finest novelist of our time, and with two Edgars to his credit, he is certainly one of the giants in mystery fiction. Burke has definite ties to Kansas as he taught at Wichita State

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Picture books open children’s imaginations


    Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week is November 17-23, highlighting the importance of reading aloud to young children daily.  Our library was honored to be chosen as the site for the statewide kick-off with a special storytime on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. First Lady Mary

  • Gardening | November 03, 2013

    Properly store, maintain irrigation system for winter


    The hard freeze brings the end to the annual plant garden. Perennials and woody plants have stopped growing but still may need some care. Watering for the most part is done unless it turns off dry. Recent plantings will need their moisture monitored through the

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 03, 2013

    KSU mentor program improves sales skills

    K-State students studying sales have the opportunity to be mentored by and provide mentoring to their peers to improve skills. The new Student-to-Student Sales Mentoring program in the College of Business Administration’s National Strategic Selling Institute gives students the chance to learn and develop

  • Obituaries | November 03, 2013


    Alberta Jane Meyer, 87, of Manhattan, died Thursday, October 31, at Valley Vista Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Dec. 27, 1925, daughter to Effie (Kleiner) and Garret Johnson, on their farm between Riley and Leonardville. On Oct. 28, 1945, she married Harold

  • Obituaries | November 03, 2013


    Nancy Blacker Wells, 57, of Hutchinson, formerly of Manhattan, died November 1 in Hutchinson. She was born on Jan. 27, 1956, in Beloit. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | November 03, 2013


    Rosie Arlene (Vandine) Smith, 79, died of natural causes Friday, October 25. She was residing at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Arlene was born July 9, 1934, in Cimarron, the daughter of Thomas C. and Rosie A. (Lyon)

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