Saturday, April 25, 2015


  • Obituaries | February 17, 2013

    LeRoy Holcom

    LeRoy Glen Holcom, 84, of the Salina area, died Feb. 11.

  • February 17, 2013

    Wellington museum commemorates Santa Fe Railroad

    The Santa Fe Railroad. This railroad played a significant role in Kansas history. Today we’ll meet a couple who not only have amassed a remarkable collection of Santa Fe memorabilia, they have founded a museum so that others can enjoy this history. Perry and

  • Gardening | February 17, 2013

    Fruit pruning demo teaches how to trim trees properly


    The Manhattan Area Garden Show is today from noon to 4 p.m. It is free and rain barrels are available for $10. I hope to see you at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park today. Now is the time to get your fruit trees pruned. Even though

  • Arts, Leisure | February 17, 2013

    Presentation of ‘Shrek’ was good, but songs were muddled


    Bringing the popular DreamWorks character to the McCain Auditorium stage, “Shrek the Musical” converted the world of Shrek from a computer animated cartoon into a live action musical stage performance in two acts. A nearly full house was on hand to see Tuesday night’s

  • February 17, 2013

    Local chess prodigy takes down opponents young and old


    There are kids who play sports and there are kids who eat, sleep and breathe their sport; 11-year-old, Jack Easton is the latter. Easton, the second of four children, has been playing chess since the age of 3. As he’s gotten older his interest has

  • Off The Beat | February 17, 2013

    Life lessons and baseball

    Ned seaton

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The last real baseball game I ever played was probably in the summer of 1982, just before I went to high school. I’m not sure.

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Book tells how stitched works of art tell stories, preserve history


    A quilt is not just something to keep you warm at night. In 2002, Sandi Fox, curator of quilts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, staged an exhibition of thirty-nine quilts, bed covers and comforters from the period 1840 to 1940 that had been made in

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Parents’ murder uncovers long history of bizarre parental control

    It’s only right that parents want their children to excel. But is it fair to force a child to perform like another Bach, Beethoven or Chopin? What about shaping a young prodigy’s artistic skills to the point where his parents and art critics

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Highlighting African-American literature through history


    African American literature has a long history, tracing its roots to 18th-century writers such as Phillis Wheatley. In addition to being the first African American to publish a book, “Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral,” 1773, Wheatley was the first person of African descent to

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Espionage keeps readers guessing in Hiller’s ‘Shake Off’

    Shake off.phatch

    Michel Anton is a likeable, earnest young man who’s quite the survivor. As he says early on in “Shake Off,” he was born in the Sabra refugee camp in Beirut, “just one of the many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians born outside Palestine who

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