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  • Arts, Leisure | June 30, 2013

    First 2014 Stampede headliner is announced

    Country Stampede still has a full day left, but one headliner has already been named for next year. Stampede officials announced during Friday’s performances that Eric Church will headline one of the days of next year’s event. Church has been a popular act

  • Gardening | June 30, 2013

    Top tips on watering summer vegetables


    Best watering practices can reduce some issues that commonly occur in the vegetable garden. An inch a week works pretty well as a starting point for most situations. Mulching your plants makes that inch of water last. Read any plant guide and it will likely

  • Men's Basketball | June 30, 2013

    McGruder gets invite from Magic

    Former Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder might not have gotten drafted in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but he will get his chance to show off his skill set for the league. McGruder was invited to the summer camp of the Orlando Magic on Friday, giving

  • General Activities | June 30, 2013

    Senior 17ers win two in Missouri

    After a tough mid-week loss to the KC Bullets earlier this week, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers rebounded nicely this weekend with a pair of wins on Friday afternoon at the Missouri State Western showcase. Manhattan earned a come-from-behind win in Game 1 before

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    ‘Suspect’ shines light on an unlikely friendship after individual tragedy

    “Suspect,” the latest book by award-winning mystery novelist Robert Crais, is the story of Scott and Maggie. Scott is officer Scott James, a seven-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who was seriously wounded in a shootout eight months earlier that killed his partner,

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    ‘Containment’ questions the future of living for humans

    “Containment” takes place in the future, a time when Earth’s population, lack of resources and rapidly rising CO2 levels force interplanetary exploration. The story takes place at V1, an enormous dome that is home to the first two generations of pioneers to Venus. Venus

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    Manhattan Public Library gives youth chance to learn about dinosaurs


    Dinosaur stories have been a big hit this summer with our Dig Into Reading theme, from Mo Willems’s tongue-in-cheek “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs” to David Bergen’s awesome “Life-Size Dinosaurs” book. Kids are invited to a paleontology party at 2 p.m. July 13 for

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    ‘Sandalwood Death’ centered around inhumane Chinese punishment

    We know from the beginning of “Sandalwood Death” that Chinese regional opera star, Sun Bing, is going to be executed in a horrible way for leading a part of the Boxer Rebellion in northern China against the extraterritorial German government and the Chinese dynastic government.

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    America copes, moves on after Yellowstone supervolcano explosion

    “Ten months have passed since I’ve last seen the sun,” begins 16-year-old Alex Halprin, narrator of Mike Mullin’s “Ashen Winter.” The book is the second entry of a dystopian saga trilogy set in the upper Midwest. North America is suffering the devastating aftermath

  • June 30, 2013

    Authentic chuckwagon-era dining in Kansas

    The delegation of Chinese is visiting Kansas. They are having dinner with state dignitaries. Is this some formal meal at a fancy Kansas City restaurant? No, it is an authentic chuckwagon meal, prepared by historic re-enactors from rural Kansas. Becky and John Conway are the

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