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  • General Activities | July 28, 2013

    Hall still going strong after 51 years

    Rodeo 5.phatch

    Dell Hall couldn’t imagine doing much else. The longtime stock contractor for Manhattan’s Kaw Valley Rodeo said it’s better than hauling hay and digging postholes for a living. A stock contractor since 1961, Hall is pretty good at it too, hauling his world-class

  • General Activities | July 28, 2013

    Senior 17ers end season with loss

    After losing to the Leavenworth Diamond Jaxx in 11 innings on Wednesday, the season came down to one game for the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers. Unfortunately for the 17ers, an early six-run deficit was too much to overcome in a 6-5 loss in the

  • Books | July 28, 2013

    The pursuit of an irreligious government

    The close relationship between the Christian religion and the government goes back to 314 when Roman Emperor Constantine made it the Empire’s official church.  Over the centuries since, Christianity and government have often been inseparable, mutually dependent and mutually reinforcing.  That is just

  • July 28, 2013

    Company creates new ways to treat livestock for pests

    Ron Wilson Contributing Writer “Oh, shoot. There must be a better way to do this.” That type of quest for a better way to do things has motivated many entrepreneurs. Today we’ll learn about an innovative company which is finding a better way to

  • General Activities | July 28, 2013

    Friday’s rodeo results

    Jake Brown — from Hillsboro, Texas — scored an 82 on Friday night, taking the top spot after two performances in the bareback event. Matt Crumpler scored a 69. In saddle bronc, it was just Ty Hamm (Fort Scott), who came away with a score, posting a 74 atop the

  • Arts, Leisure | July 28, 2013

    Your weekly cultural menu

    Today Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro. Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce. Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    New massage therapy opens in Manhattan

    Hand and Stone Massage Therapy recently opened for business at 404 Humbolt, Suite B, inside Blue River Wellness. Cheri Covalt, owner, provides a variety of massages including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, hot stone and chair. Covalt is offering a new client discount of $5 off first

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    Dialysis center opens in Marysville

    To provide access to dialysis services Flint Hills Dialysis opened an new dialysis center on July 8 in Marysville. The new center is in the South Plaza building on the Community Memorial Hospital campus. The center has six stations, a waiting area and parking. The center

  • Local |Business | July 28, 2013

    Sunset Zoo hires preschool teacher

    Sunset Zoo hired Cassie Anderson as the lead teacher for the zoo’s new childcare program, Zoo Sprouts. Anderson will oversee the development of this full-time, nature-based program that will begin in September. “Cassie brings significant experience in early childhood education and a passion for

  • Gardening | July 28, 2013

    Keep plants moisturized for healthy fruit, a difficulty in Kansas


    Growing a fruit crop may be the hardest type of gardening. Not only do you have to keep the plants alive year after year, you have to keep them as vigorous as possible to be able to produce fruit. You really can’t skip any

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