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  • Football | September 01, 2013

    FCS champs are too much for Big 12 champs


    In 2007, fresh off winning its second consecutive FCS national title, Appalachian State started its quest for a third by beating fifth-ranked Michigan 34-32. That win, often referred to as the “greatest upset in college football history,” sparked the Mountaineers to their third straight title in 2007,

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Story of Lincoln’s dressmaker told from her perspective

    This historical novel, by the author of the Elm Creek Quilt series, is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln during her White House years. Keckley, though not a well-known historical figure, will be familiar to many from her appearance as a

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Re-examining everyday choices

    Mary Margaret Masters, also known as Maggs, is generally happy with her well-to-do life as a wife and mother in Mobile, Alabama, but is beginning to feel “that something was definitely missing. She thought the something might be herself.” Maggs, 52, loves caring for Stephen, her

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Trading fur (and words) across generations

    This well-researched and finely crafted book will appeal to readers with an interest in the history of the American West, especially the years when fur trade was the major economic engine of the Northern Rockies. The book consists of three sections. The first is a

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Book Network to host events on “Ready Player One”


    Each year the K-State Book Network (KSBN) chooses one common book for the whole university to read. The book that KSBN chose for this year is “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. “Ready Player One” is an award-winning science fiction novel set in the dystopian

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Seeking spiritual answers to life’s questions

    What do you do when things go seriously wrong with your life? For disease or physical suffering, you might see a traditional western physical healer. For mental, work, social, or family related problems, you might see a western trained mental healer or councilor, or take

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Russian oil creates English intrigue

    If you enjoy espionage and international intrigue in your recreational reading, you might be familiar with Daniel Silva. These days, nobody does it better. His novels feature an upper-middle-aged Mossad agent named Gabriel Allon, who’s not particularly tall or particularly good looking, though people

  • Gardening | September 01, 2013

    Trees save the planet and money spent on utility bills


    Before too long our trees will take on their fall color as they approach the dormant season. It is always a good time to plant a tree if you have a spot. Fall is perhaps the best time to plant most trees for root development

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    Taco Bell gives grant to Boys & Girls Club

    Local teens from Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan received a $4,030 grant by the Taco Bell Foundation. The funds will support “Explore More”, a teen program intended to enable and inspire teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential by going on more

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    McCownGordon adds office in Manhattan

    In response to business growth and client demand, McCownGordon Construction of Kansas City, plans to open an office in Manhattan. “A core value of our company is the importance of lasting relationships with clients and partners such as architects, engineers and subcontractors,” said Ramin Cherafat,

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