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  • Books | April 06, 2014

    ‘Cathedral of the Wild’ brings optimism about the world

    Marcia.allen1

    What seems to be a simple memoir of a youth spent in Africa is so much more. Boyd Varty’s “Cathedral of the Wild” recounts some incredible tales of encounters with wild animals and a sometimes harsh environment, but that’s just the beginning of

  • Books | April 06, 2014

    ‘Whistling’ talks music, race

    “Whistling Past the Graveyard” is powerful novel reminiscent of “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “Huck Finn.”  In 1963, the protagonist and storyteller, 9-year-old Starla Claudelle, lives with her grandmother, Mamie, in Cayuga Springs, Miss. Starla hasn’t seen her momma since she was 3 because her

  • Books | April 06, 2014

    ‘Windfall’ cuts through the business of climate change

    Did you know that because arctic ice is melting, five countries will control a fourth of the world’s petroleum reserves? That U.S. submarines already use the Northwest Passage to travel between the Atlantic and the Pacific? That as the Greenland icecap melts, the

  • Editorials | April 06, 2014

    There isn’t much momentum yet

    The news from the recent report comparing our state’s rebound from the economic recession from that of five states in the region wasn’t all bad. For example, Kansas last year outperformed those other states — Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkansas — in building permit

  • Columns | April 06, 2014

    Ending child abuse…

    By the time you finish reading this article, more than 30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to authorities nation-wide. By the end of today, that number will swell past 9,000. And four of those children will die at the hands of their abuser. All

  • Letters | April 06, 2014

    Engraved brick a good way to honor a beloved veteran

    One hundred and fifty-six years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many times since then. Thousands have given their lies to ensure those

  • Gardening | April 06, 2014

    Kill weeds with herbicide for manageable gardens

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions on crabgrass and managing other similar weeds. It is getting close for these weeds to start growing. One strategy to stop these weeds is to apply a product that kills the young ones as they start to

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | April 06, 2014

    Rural livestock mixer business leads in agriculture industry

    Getting the mix just right. That’s vital, whether one is a cook, a chemist, a cattle feeder, a basketball team — or a business. Today we meet a Kansas company that has become a national leader in making mixers for livestock feed and more. Mike

  • Local |Business | April 06, 2014

    Coldwell Banker employees get awards

    Kelly Adams, President of Coldwell Banker Realty Group One, announced this year’s award recipients from the International Coldwell Banker Franchise company. Coldwell Banker has over 85,000 sales associates worldwide, with over 2,500 offices located in 51 countries. President’s Elite award This represents sales in the top 3

  • Local |Business | April 06, 2014

    Copeland Insurance wins agency award

    Buckeye Insurance Group announced that Copeland Insurance Agency, doing business in Manhattan, Riley, Wamego and Abilene, has received the prestigious Premier Agency award for 2013. This coveted award is presented annually to select independent insurance agencies representing Buckeye that receive highest acclaim for personalized customer service


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