• Gossage is the best choice in GOP insurance primary

    To the Editor: Kansans have a rare opportunity this primary election season to affect public policy. Many do not know that it was insurance commissioners who wrote the model language for the Affordable Care Act — Obama-care — which has caused drastic .

  • Cats have elite QB-WR connection A1.11414.ksufb.lockett.phatch

    The weather this summer has been unseasonably cool, but there are still times after a long and grueling workout when Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters just wants to go home. More often than not, Tyler Lockett has other plans. “He .

  • ‘It’s Complicated’ delves into social lives of teens in Internet age

    When I saw this book on the shelves of new books at the Manhattan Public Library, I almost passed it by, doubting I would find anything new on this topic that has been so thoroughly discussed in recent years.  .

  • Free sample: Library features extraordinary books of ordinary women Susan.withee.librarian1

    Learning about other people’s lives can be endlessly fascinating, particularly if they are people who inhabit another place or time very different from your own.  In my case, I love to read about the domestic and personal lives .

  • ‘Memory of Water’ quenches thirst

    Emmi Itaranta’s award winning Finnish debut novel, “Memory of Water,” portrays a bleak future ruled by water scarcity. Set in the distant future, global warming has melted the polar ice caps and rising sea water has submerged all coastlines .

  • ‘The Heist’ one of Silva’s finest

    The espionage-international thriller genre has few protagonists as memorable as Gabriel Allon. He’s not the biggest, the strongest or the fastest agent. He’s middle aged and then some, and except for his green eyes, he’s physically unimpressive. .

  • Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall, winter

    Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable .

  • JILL CARLSON

    Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, Manhattan, 52, died July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center-Tulsa. The family provided some of the following information. Jill was born on June 29,1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park .

  • JEAN PETERKA

    Jean E. Peterka died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,  at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. The funeral mass was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. with a burial following. Her grandson, the Rev. Peter .

  • WARREN MCCRACKEN

    Warren V. McCracken, 90, of Belleville died July 31, 2014. He was born March 14, 1924, in rural Cuba, the youngest son of Thaddeus L. McCracken and Myrtle (Dorman) McCracken. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was united in .

  • GABRIEL RAYAS

    Gabriel Richard Rayas, 71, Salina, died July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 24, 1943, in Kendall, the son of Jess and Dolores (Coronado) Rayas. Gabe was an army veteran serving from 1964 to 1966. He worked in the optical profession .

  • Tips for watering plants Greggeyestone1

    Plants need water to survive, fill fruit and develop flowers for next year. A slow trickle of water to the roots of your plants is ideal. Soaking the root system will make for a healthy and fruitful plant. In general, .







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