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  • Books | June 16, 2013

    ‘Inferno’ good but subpar to other Dan Brown titles

    It didn’t take long for Dan Brown’s latest novel, “Inferno,” to reach the top of national bestsellers lists. And no wonder. As he involved Leonardo da Vinci and the Illuminati in previous blockbusters, “Inferno” draws its plot from a section of Dante Alighieri’

  • Gardening | June 16, 2013

    Use less water with drought-resistant plants like buffalo grass


    A good method to water management is to grow plants that are more drought tolerant. As a rule of thumb, plants that have blue/gray foliage require less water. For example the perennials dianthus ‘Firewitch,’ lavender, and catnip are low water requiring plants. The lawn

  • Arts, Leisure | June 16, 2013

    ‘9 to 5’ musical; world’s largest swim lesson

    Today The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “9 to 5: The Musical,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Brent Sigman with veteran music director Richard Philbrook. Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, based on the 1980 s film 9 to 5. 

  • June 16, 2013

    Eureka man fixes international problems

    Rough seas off the western coast of Africa are making it difficult for a company to complete its work. Where would such a company turn for a solution? Would you believe, to a business in rural Kansas? Matt Wilson (no relation to the author) is

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    NetworksPlus hires two

    Brad Jepsen joined Networks Plus as a network technician.  He is a 2009 graduate from the Manhattan Area Technical College with an associate of applied science in information and network technology.  Then in 2012, he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in technology management from

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Manhattan fire driver to retire

    Terry Scott is retiring from Manhattan Fire Department after more than 25 years of service.  He started on the department as a firefighter in February of 1988.  He became a fire driver in February 1995.  He has served the citizens of Manhattan well and will

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Paradise Donuts opens in Blue Hills

    A new doughnut shop opened May 9 in the Blue Hills Shopping Center at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimball Avenue. Owners Anthony and Rebecca Geraci moved to the Manhattan area two years ago with their three children.  They decided to research the doughnut business. Paradise

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    K-State grad receives internship

    Kansas State University student Paige Druffel has joined Monsanto for a summer internship this year. “I am looking forward to this hands-on opportunity to grow as an agriculturist and develop the skills needed for a future career in the industry,” Druffel said. “My passion for

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local organization receives national award

    The National Society for Human Resource Management has awarded Manhattan Human Resource Network Organization with the EXCEL Silver Award for 2012. The EXCEL Awards are a tiered recognition and awards system. This award represents achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and

  • Local |Business | June 16, 2013

    Local author publishes first novel

    G. Jean Smith of Junction City has released her first novel, “Never Ending Dance.” The self-published title is currently available online at Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million. Smith arrived in Kansas in 1999 and lived on Fort Riley until 2003 before

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