• ‘Six Feet’ a great debut for young author

    It’s hard to believe that “Six Feet Over It” is Jennifer Longo’s debut novel. Her stylistic assuredness and authoritative voice usually belong to more experienced writers, and it will be well worth readers’ time to watch her career .

  • ‘Sleep in Peace’ thrives on WWII history

    “Sleep in Peace Tonight” is a novel about a period in American history almost lost —at least to the general public — to what came after it: America’s involvement in World War II.  The story begins in January 1941 — almost .

  • Ice melts and plants Greggeyestone1

    I’m a little cautious about plant health for next year. This fall has been dry. Along with the quick drop in temperature, it has put stress on our plants. I noticed this past weekend an abundance of residue of .

  • Bruce McMillan Architects additions, achievements

    Bruce McMillan AIA Architects, P.A. announced additions and achievements of its professional staff members. Dana Williamson, a 2014 graduate in architecture from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, joined the firm as an intern. Also .

  • City recreation supervisor earns national certification

    Chris Nelson, city recreation supervisor, recently became a Certified Park and Recreation Professional by the National Certification Board and the National Recreation and Park Association. Nelson has been with Manhattan Parks and Recreation for seven years and coordinates youth sports. .

  • Hayden Orthodontics employee celebrates one-year anniversary

    Hayden Orthodontics is celebrating chairside assistant Sara Harrison’s one-year anniversary with the office. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. She grew up in the Midwest, and said she’s happy the Army brought her .

  • CivicPlus hires regional sales manager

    CivicPlus hired Jacob Bertram as a regional sales manager for its sales team. Bertram had been with the Verizon Company since 2008. As a regional sales manager, he will be responsible for selling web-based communication and community engagement software to local .

  • K-State Union hires human resources director

    The K-State Student Union hired Cindy Diederich to be its director of human resources. Diederich, a Kansas native, grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Kansas State University. She has 19 years of non-profit experience with eight years of experience specific .

  • Merrick’s scorn for state workers

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, didn’t quite apologize for his insults last week about state employees, but in saying his earlier remarks were “poorly phrased and poorly contextualized,” he’s gone about as far as he .

  • Join the celebration Friday at annual Christmas parade

    To the Editor: It’s that wonderful time of the year again, and Manhattan will have its annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade soon. If you want to show your family a good, old-fashioned holiday evening, .

  • Veterans, public enjoyed military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military appreciation week — Nov. 10-15 — we were able for the eighth time to display our military memorabilia at the Riley County Senior Service Center. We owe a big “Thank-you” to Jamie Ram-sey, Susan Peterson, .

  • This Christmas, let’s do more than talk the seasonal talk

    To the Editor: Fifty years ago this month was the first time I tried to kill myself. I have been receiving treatment ever since. It has been a long time to deal with the “stuff” in my head. It is .


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