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  • July 14, 2013

    In 1993, it wasn’t a question of who was going to be flooded, but when and how much


    It was the summer of ’93 and the rains wouldn’t stop. The water couldn’t soak into the land because there was already too much moisture and the lakes and rivers had become swollen with run-off. That May 20 years ago, more than nine inches of

  • July 14, 2013

    Local woman’s weight loss bring tan lines, sundresses, swimming suits


    Holly Hertel started her weight loss journey in April 2012 at 372 pounds. She is now down to 237 — 135 pounds lighter — a weight that has allowed her to participate in many summer activities she hasn’t been able to for a decade. “I am 10 pounds from where I

  • Off The Beat | July 14, 2013

    A force already within me


    “I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me—like

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    A harpooned whale sets out on a deadly streak of revenge…or does it?

    When author David Poyer failed at conceptualizing a full-fledged sequel to “Moby Dick,” he asked for fresh ideas from his students at Pennsylvania’s Wilkes University. Drawing on his extensive naval experience, fueled by their suggestions, Poyer produced another riveting sea-faring adventure, “The Whiteness of

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    Alexander shares the stories of 24 rangers on the Rio Grande

    For the last several years, the border between the United States and Mexico has been plagued by extreme violence initiated by cartels smuggling narcotics and illegal aliens north, particularly into the state of Texas. As anyone familiar with the history of conditions on the Rio

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    A disconnected mother and sexual assault make two sisters inseparable

    Twelve-year-old Jean Holladay, nicknamed Bean, and her 15-year-old sister, Liz, find themselves on their own for several days in a small town in California. Their mother, Charlotte, is convinced that she is just one break away from making it big in the music scene. Their

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    The Manhattan Public Library offers more than books, movies


    Most people associate libraries with books first. We’ve still got the books but we’ve got some great other collections, too-like our video game collection! If you are a gamer, the library can be an awesome, and an always free, resource for you. Thanks

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New director hired for Symphony in the Flint Hills

    The board of directors of Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.has chosen Christy Davis as the organization’s new executive director. Davis will officially start on Monday. “We are thrilled to have Christy on board and serving as executive director,” said Marty White, board

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    Area student wins Scholarship to Marinello

    Marinello Schools of Beauty has announced the winners of its fifth annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, and local student Kynedee Hodges from Rock Creek High School won first place in the Midwest region. The victory means she will receive $10,000 toward a Marinello education. The competition

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New Boston hires business manager

    New Boston Creative Group, LLC, has named Robin Lonborg as its new business manager . Originally from Kansas City, Lonborg has worked in accounting for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in electronic media and filmic arts from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. She

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