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  • May 11, 2014

    ‘Japan’ discusses strategy, motives of Pearl Harbor attack

    History, usually is written by the winners. So Eri Hotta’s new book exploring the circumstances and rationale behind that nation’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 is a refreshing, as well as insightful, perspective. Even younger Americans generally understand the essentials of

  • Books | May 11, 2014

    ‘Forever Girl’ slowed by overthinking protagonist

    This is a new book by the prolific and wildly popular author of the “Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series set in Botswana, the “Isabel Dalhousie” and “44 Scotland Street” series set in Scotland, and the “Portuguese Irregular Verbs” series set in Europe.  This new book,

  • Books | May 11, 2014

    Back to reality: Books that tackle serious teen issues


    Many of you probably think that all Young Adult literature is fluff, with love triangles, mean girls, vampires, and overwrought drama. While there is plenty of fluff to go around, there are a number of books dealing with serious issues that many teens face today,

  • Books | May 11, 2014

    State history, day by day

    With his third episode of the “On This Day” series of daily devotionals, Paul Barkey has once again produced a truly fine and wonderfully readable blend of Scriptural meditations, historical people, events and episodes with his own thought-provoking commentary and observations. The book covers locations

  • Books | May 11, 2014

    ‘Stella’ a story of contrast

    Anita Shreve writes a novel, “Stella Baine,” that is part mystery and part romance, but is entirely entertaining. In 1916, a 40-year-old woman awakens in a hospital in northern France. She can’t remember her name or how she got there. She is wearing the uniform

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires new Realtor

    Becky Blake has joined the Realty Executives Weis Real Estate as a realtor. Becky is a true advocate for life in Manhattan and the Flint Hills region. As a fourth-generation resident, she offers clients an expert perspective of the region. Since attending Kansas State University,

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Premier Chiropractic hires new assistant

    Jeannette Shaffer has been hired by Premier Chiropractic and Wellness. Jeannette is from the Manhattan area and has over 10 years experience in the medical field. Jeannette brings a wealth of knowledge about billing and insurance and is a certified chiropractic assistant. Jeannette strives to get

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Miss Kansas to collect items for military families Wednesday

    Theresa Vail, in one of her final acts as Miss Kansas, will return Wednesday to Manhattan to continue her support of military families through the USO. Partnering with Kieu’s, a women’s fashion store located at 431 Poyntz., Miss Kansas will make an in-store appearance

  • Editorials | May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother’s Day

    It’s Mother’s Day, and we have nothing but good wishes for the mothers, grandmothers, great- and great-great grandmothers and mothers who don’t fit into those categories. In observing this happy occasion, we acknowledge that every mother in America already knows about it.

  • Letters | May 11, 2014

    We should all do our best and encourage one another

    To the Editor: One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Do the best you can with what you have and be proud of it.” The thing to keep in mind, and very hard to really understand, is that one person’s best is not

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