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  • Obituaries | August 04, 2013

    Alicia M. Velazquez-Mendez

    Alicia M. Velazquez-Mendez, 61, Manhattan, died Friday, August 2, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | August 04, 2013

    Barbara L. Pretzer

    Barbara “Barb” Pretzer, 68, Manhattan, died Sat., August 3, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | August 04, 2013

    Vickie Lynn Scofield

    Vickie Lynn Scofield, 59,died July 12 in Las Vegas. Born Nov. 11, 1953, in Manhattan, she was a graduate of Wamego Rural High School and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

  • General Activities | August 04, 2013

    Lindsey chases his UFC dream


    Clark Kent prefers the Daily Planet. Jake Lindsey, well, he likes the library. Either way, both are pretty super in their other life. For Lindsey, the other life is in an octagon, caged with walls of metal chain-link fence where he’s been nothing short

  • General Activities | August 04, 2013

    Wilk balances life as businessman, trainer, fighter


    Joe “The Nose” Wilk remembers when there were no gloves, no weight classes and very few rules. And Wilk has survived, despite the archaic beginnings of mixed martial arts. “I got in really early and I think that’s kind of the secret to my

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    How the Americans survived calamity in 1776 and lived to fight again

    It is a very short list of historians who know more about the American Revolution than Joseph Ellis. He is the noted author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Founding Brothers and of a Jefferson biography titled, “American Sphinx.” But Ellis’ fame has occasionally gotten

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    The next best effort from Neil Gaiman

    The “Ocean at the End of the Lane” is one of those books everyone should read, it is that good. The main character and narrator, whose name we never learn, returns to Sussex, England, for a relative’s funeral. It has been decades since he

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    Have you read these famous native Kansas writers?


    In anticipation of the Kansas Book Festival, scheduled in Topeka on Sept. 7, it’s time to consider a few well-known Kansas writers. Fans of western and historical fiction will be familiar with the works of Don Coldsmith. Born in Iola, Coldsmith trained as a family

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    A look inside the intriguing science of memory

    This is a fascinating book on the everyday character and eccentricities of memory, written by a man who is both a professional researcher studying memory and an astute personal observer of memory in himself and those around him. That combination of skills in itself makes

  • Editorials | August 04, 2013

    Clinton Lake proposal intriguing

    It isn’t hard to envision a resort at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence. The park and Clinton Lake are terrific assets, and given their proximity to Kansas City, a well planned resort there might well attract folks looking for an option to the Lake

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