Tuesday, June 30, 2015


  • Editorials | June 21, 2015

    Happy Father’s Day

    There’s more to being a good dad than putting on a necktie whose creation was a crime against good taste and then wearing it in public to keep from breaking the heart of the child who gave it to you. Looking out for one’

  • Letters | June 21, 2015

    County elections staff made mail-in election go smoothly

    To the Editor, On behalf of the Manhattan-Ogden School District (USD 383), I’d like to thank Rich Vargo, Jolene Keck and the Riley County elections staff for their service conducting the school district’s first mail-in-ballot election. As the district and Board of Education prepared

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘50 Licks’ documents half a century of classic rock band

    Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books have been published about The Rolling Stones. After more than 50 years recording and performing rock, blues and country music, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - each in their late 60s or early 70s - have

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘Lost & Found’ offers equal parts humor, emotion

    Seven-year-old Millie Bird has the certainty that belongs only to that age; it is an assured precociousness that some adults despair as stubbornness or dismiss as silliness, whereas others recognize the wisdom of the archetypal fool. In this internationally best-selling debut novel, “Lost and Found,”

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    The public library can help you tell a great story


    The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge from generations past, explore meaning, delve into our own psyches, and

  • June 21, 2015

    Body First hires massage therapist

    Body First Wellness and Recreation Center hired Alexys Jordan to join its massage therapy staff. Jordan is a graduate of the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in Denver and a licensed massage therapist. She provides professional massage therapy, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy

  • June 21, 2015

    Benchmark, RF Construction merges

    Benchmark Construction and RF Construction (formally Ron Fowles Construction Management Services) have joined forces through a merger. Benchmark will serve clients in Kansas and western Missouri out of its office in Eudora and the RF Construction office in Manhattan. Daily operations will not change. Most

  • June 21, 2015

    Fire driver retires from Manhattan Fire

    After 28 years of service, fire driver Mark Mugler has retired from the Manhattan Fire Department. Mugler started with the department as a firefighter in March 1987. He became a fire driver in August 1988. A reception was held in his honor on June 18 at the department.

  • June 21, 2015

    Coldwell Banker hires real estate agent

    Coldwell Banker Realty Group One hired Ben Kearns as a real estate agent. Kearns received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer and served four years active duty with the United States Army at Fort

  • June 21, 2015

    Ryan and Sons Realtor receives rookie award

    Allison Penner Disbrow of Ryan and Sons Realtors received the Rookie of the Year award at the Manhattan Association of Realtors general meeting June 9. After a decade in fundraising and marketing, Disbrow became a licensed Realtor in April 2014. She has sold nearly $5 million in real

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