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  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Poetry: the underestimated summer feel-good read


    I recently had a perfect moment. How often do we get to say that? As I was riding my bike down linear park surrounded by my family, with the sun on my face, I wished I could capture the moment, to acknowledge the wonder of

  • April 20, 2013

    Lillian finds comfort in making, sharing and eating food to cope with life

    Seattle author Erica Baumeister’s newest novel, “The Lost Art of Mixing” revisits the restaurant setting of an earlier novel “The School of Essential Ingredients.” The main character, chef Lillian continues to submerge herself in the literal act of nurturance through food to heal her

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Mystery, murder and war go hand in hand in Flynn’s latest

    Mitch Rapp is one of those individuals who’s a great friend and a worse enemy. He’s CIA, the kind of agent who is sent on missions no one else can handle. In “The Last Man,” his mission is to find out who kidnapped

  • Manhattan High School | April 19, 2013

    Spilker signs with Butler Co.


    It may not have been the senior season she was hoping for, but Elayna Spilker got a happy ending anyway. The senior signed a letter of intent last week to play basketball at Butler Community College, one of the top programs in the Jayhawk conference.

  • Movies | April 19, 2013

    End of an era for the Zucker/Proft parody


    It hasn’t been all that long since one could walk into almost any college classroom before the session began, get the students’ attention, say “Neidermeyer?” aloud, and expect half the people in the room to reply: “Dead.” Such was the popularity of “Animal House.”

  • Editorials | April 19, 2013

    The cost of a parking permit

    It’s not clear that doubling the cost of student parking permits at Manhattan High School, as was advocated Wednesday night by some board members, will raise enough revenue to bark at. Nor is it clear that a $100 permit, as opposed to the current $50 cost,

  • Columns | April 19, 2013

    Liberal arts is a field of study that produces thinkers

    “The average graduate leaves with $22,000 in debt and a diploma which may or may not translate into a real-world job.  This system would benefit from a discussion of return on investment.” -Rep. Nick Rhoades (R-Newton), Chair of the Kansas House Budget Committee Liberal arts

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    House fire causes $155,000 in damage

    Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence. Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story

  • Local | April 19, 2013

    MHS grad leaves before lockdown

    One Manhattan native managed Friday morning to get out of Cambridge, Mass., just before the lockdown prompted by the chase for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Rebecca Margolies, a 21-year-old Harvard College senior, by happenstance caught a cab to the Boston airport at 4 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    Man breaks out of Pott Jail


    Authorities are on the search for an inmate who escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail in Westmoreland Friday morning. Officials said Jon Adrian Getzlaff, 24, Wamego, escaped from the jail’s exercise yard shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. He is described as 5-foot-4-inches, about 150 pounds,

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