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  • Obituaries | April 21, 2013

    Helen Baltunas

    Helen W. (Wanda Lee) Baltunas, 82, of Manhattan died Jan. 28.

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    ‘Uncovering History’ takes a look at the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn

    O-uncovering history.phatch

    What actually happened at Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25-26 in 1876? A lot of people, both warrior and soldier died in battle. Beyond that, we are not so sure, even though authors over the years have published hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books, monographs

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Rolling Stones book tackles new band topics

    C-the rolling stones.phatch

    If the headline from a recent article published in “The Wichita Eagle” could speak, it would project the tone of proud, boasting parents: “Rolling Stones to tour (and why you should care).” The multitude of Rolling Stones’ fans have shown just how much they care

  • 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

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