The story of how Hugh Howey’s dystopian novel “Wool” earned the author seven figures before it even had a publisher is so compelling that’s it’s surpassed only by the plot contained in the book itself. The book started as a short story
“At Loomis Hospital we respect the differences of the people who come here for treatment. There are certainly lots of differences, believe you me. I’ve seen all kinds of folks over the years, especially in the summer when it seems like the entire city
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Kansas State Agricultural College, now Kansas State University, welcomed its first students. That same year, 1863, witnessed the three bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Already in its third year, the conflict was far from over. From May 1 to May 4, 1863, more than 30,000
Noted journalist and professor Philip Meyer’s path through journalism started with a paper route at the Clay Center Dispatch and went through a writing stint at the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle, Topeka Daily Capital and the Topeka State Journal. Although his first job at the Dispatch
This is a fascinating look at how weather drastically changed the world almost two centuries ago, although the people at the time did not realize the cause. We now know that the massive eruption of the Indonesian volcano Tambora in 1815 was the cause of
It’s the opening ceremony of the Pan American Games. Down the street comes a special dignitary: the Queen of England in a vintage 1951 Cadillac limousine. When that car was rebuilt, where do you suppose they found the necessary expertise? Would you believe, at a
Even though experts now predict the 2013 Kansas wheat crop to nose barely above a mere 300 million bushels — this boosted in many places by timely rains and long absent rains this spring—harvest is still a time for festival-like thinking and feelings. A real festival celebrating
Deborah Ann Pickrell, 49, of Manhattan died Thursday at her home after a long battle with diabetes.
Katie Ann Mathis, 21, of Manhattan died Thursday of a drug overdose in Manhattan.
Robert C. Osborne, 73, a longtime Manhattan resident died Thursday at his residence in Fountain, Colo.
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