Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Obituaries | June 03, 2013

    Sylvia Nelson

    Sylvia E. Nelson, 67, of Manhattan died Sunday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

  • Baseball | June 02, 2013

    K-State defeats Arkansas for Regional title

    Kansas State scored two runs on a pair of wild pitches in the same at-bat in the seventh inning to edge Arkansas 4-3 Sunday night in an NCAA Regional championship game at Tointon Family Stadium. It’s the first regional title for K-State (44-17) in

  • Books | June 02, 2013

    A family — and a country — survive financial crisis

    Gregg Easterbook packs a lot into this comparatively short novel. On one level, it’s the story of a family that lives the good life, courtesy of the financial industry, is subsequently ruined during America’s financial crisis, cries, copes, grows wiser and survives, mostly.

  • Local | June 02, 2013

    Block party event celebrates founding of Manhattan

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    The city of Manhattan celebrated its founding on Saturday with at least 25 neighborhoods holding block parties. This is the 13th years for the event, which is always held the first Saturday in June to commemorate the time when two groups of settlers merged to form

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 02, 2013

    Sports complex has $50K so far

    The Fieldhouse Project committee has raised about half the money needed to complete the feasibility stage of a proposed sports complex in Manhattan. Gail Urban, Fieldhouse Project chair, said committee members created a threestage plan to build the complex. The first stage gauged the local

  • Books | June 02, 2013

    Artist eschews music to paint landscapes of Southwest

    Upon viewing the paintings of Ernest L. Blumenschein, one can see why this great German-American artist was so enchanted with the beauty and culture of New Mexico. His philosophy of life and art has been well-researched by Robert W. Larson and Carole B. Larson, the

  • Books | June 02, 2013

    Books, movies help those left behind heal, cope with death


    Manhattan Public Library offers a wealth of life-long learning opportunities. Manhattan itself is also replete with life-long learners. I have had the pleasure of becoming friends with many special life-long learners through the library’s outreach services. As an adult services librarian, I have met

  • Books | June 02, 2013

    Tragedy, self-discovery in story of disturbed high-school girl

    Claire, the smart girl gazing out the windows of the classroom, holds both all the best answers and enough self-belief not to have to seek affirmation by dominating the conversation. In her English class, where Emily Dickinson is the current topic, Claire daydreams her time

  • Books | June 02, 2013

    Profile of pioneer doctor shows state of sexual health care at the time

    In “The Notorious Dr. Flippin: Abortion and Consequence in the Early Twentieth Century,” Jamie Tallman integrates biography and social history to make a fascinating book. The first chapter tells of Charles Flippin’s life until 1910. He was born into slavery in 1844 to a white slave

  • Gardening | June 02, 2013

    Area green thumbs showcased in upcoming tour


    Visiting local gardens is a good way to see what is growing in a similar environment as your own. The 25th Annual Manhattan Area Garden Tour organized by the Riley County, K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners is Sunday, June 9. Visit the gardens between 1 pm

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