• Be a ‘dummie’ and check out the library’s how-to book selection Librarian.linda.henderson

    Interested in understandable information? Hungry for a new hobby? Manhattan Public Library offers over 300 “For Dummies” and “Complete Idiot’s Guides” that you can borrow today. “For Dummies” books provide newcomer-friendly information and instruction on a broad variety of topics — .

  • ‘One Summer’ chronicles important time in American history

    In most of his many books, Bill Bryson provides such rich and extensive detail that his readers may feel that they have personally experienced the place or time he is describing. This book is no exception. As the title indicates, .

  • ‘Istanbul’ an unusual adventure

    Readers probably are more familiar with Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan dramatist, than they are with Christopher Marlowe Cobb. The latter is a fictional newspaper reporter of national acclaim for a New York City daily in the second decade of the 20.

  • Wheeler’s tips still helpful

    Before you begin to yawn, sigh and mutter, “Oh, great! Yet another self-help guru to the rescue,” please take another long look at Elmer Wheeler’s “How to Tap Your Hidden Sources of Energy.” You just might be doing yourself .

  • Ryan & Sons hires new Realtor

    Jan Connizzo has joined Ryan & Sons Realtors. She said she is eager to continue serving as a professional Realtor with Ryan & Sons. Jan has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Business Administration and served as .

  • AIB International finance VP to retire

    Gary Skrdlant, AIB International’s vice president of Finance and administration, will retire from his role after more than three decades with the company. Most notably, Skrdlant was instrumental in expanding AIB’s reach to the UK, Mexico, and China. “.

  • Retirement party for 2parks employees

    Debbie Dugan and Mike Buchanan are retiring from the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department Friday, June 20. Dugan has spent 33 years with the department as an administrative supervisor. Buchanan has spent 31 years with the department as a recreation superintendent. There will .

  • Protect pollinators to ensure fruitful harvest

    An absence of fruit in your garden may be the result of a pollen transfer issue. Cucumbers, melons and squash have both male and female flowers. However, they are spaced apart from each other. Male flowers show up before the .

  • Farm wife writes book about city to country

    A head of broccoli. That sounds like the beginning of a healthy supper. In one case, a head of broccoli also became the beginning of a healthy courtship and a happy marriage. This marriage entailed the bride’s transformation from .

  • President keeps digging himself in deeper

    President Barack Obama has done it again. His handling of the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl case has not only offended much of the American populace,  it has infuriated large numbers of Democrats. There are two major issues involved in the .

  • State agriculture department moves to new office building in Manhattan Deptofag2.phatch

    What does it take to move a state department from Topeka to Manhattan? A month of packing, two weekends of moving and more than 1,000 totes. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is preparing for its official arrival in Manhattan. After bringing .

  • Soldier will get new sentence

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to resentence a Fort Riley soldier who received five life sentences as a habitual sexual offender. In a unanimous decision announced Friday, the high court upheld the Riley County convictions .


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