Tuesday, May 5, 2015


  • Off The Beat | March 03, 2013

    Words we love; words we hate


    Last week, my boss casually asked whether we could use a certain word in the newspaper. My reaction was immediate and severe — I kind of gagged and shouted “No!” at the same time — and it made several people nearby giggle. I’ll not tell you

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Wolf packs and human families have more similarities than one would think

    Next time family members need to know how to strengthen ties, solve problems, cope with tragedy and be able to forgive, they would be wise to read Jodi Picoult’s novel, “Lone Wolf.” After that’s been said, some people might understandably raise their flag

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Immigrants: Are Muslims different from others?

    If you have ever worried about Muslim immigration overwhelming Europe or North America or worried about how to respond to people concerned about such immigration, then this is the book for you. Written by London-based Canadian journalist Doug Sanders, this is a highly readable but

  • March 03, 2013

    Spring technology workshops coming soon


    Are you an e-reader novice in need of basic help in using your device and downloading free e-books from Manhattan Public Library’s Sunflower e-library?  Did you miss out on our earlier e-reader workshop series or are you a previous attendee who’s now

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Young adult books continue to succeed when others fail

    At a time when adult publishing is suffering from deep inroads by many forms of electronic competition, the number of titles in young adult literature has risen sharply over the past decade. While youth literature once was heavily characterized by “coming of age” stories, today’

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Explore the birthplace of Creole Jazz and Kid’s success in ‘Creole Trombone’

    John McCusker’s biography of the early New Orleans jazz trombonist, Edward “Kid” Ory, his family called him “Dutt,” is interesting and enjoyable because he tell us of both Kid’s life and of what was going on in the musical, social and racial scenes

  • Local |Education | March 03, 2013

    Flint Hills Christian receives accreditation

    Flint Hills Christian School has been granted AdvancED School Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.  NCA CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary association of nearly 10,000 public

  • Columns | March 03, 2013

    A general sort of winter storm

    On the wild Plains a high price is often commanded for moisture. As far as snows go or snow goes, we’ve all seen worse. Not that this one wasn’t a fine storm, but like a boxer, each brings its own style to the

  • Arts, Leisure | March 03, 2013

    Your cultural menu for the first week of March

    Sunday MLA Annual Book Sale, 1-4 p.m. Manhattan Public Library. Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro. Student Recital Series: Kyla Smith, clarinet, 2 p.m. All Faiths Chapel. A 4 Seasons Series of Concerts: Spring Concert featuring pianist Leroy Johnson, 3 p.m. Cost: $20.

  • March 03, 2013

    Building better teams

    Teamwork. It’s vital for success in athletics, communities, businesses, and organizations. But how can we build better teams? How can more successful teamwork be achieved? How can we create high performing teams? Today we’ll learn about a leadership development opportunity that focuses on

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