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  • May 05, 2013

    Teen’s service dogs help with daily activities, become family companions

    Both 2.phatch

    Breckin Cubie, 16, recently received his second service dog, a 3 1/2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever named Oceana, from KSDS Inc., a non-profit organization that trains dogs for individuals with disabilities. Breckin, a sophomore at Manhattan High School, was born with muscular dystrophy but wasn’t diagnosed until

  • Gardening | May 05, 2013

    Ins and outs of drip irrigation


    The best method for irrigation is to have it fall from the sky. This way you don’t have to worry about any clogged or broken nozzles. It is free and good quality water. You don’t have to remember to turn it off because

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2013

    Atheletes of color face hardships before, during and after tenure


    Behind the glam of major college sports, there are young people having to prepare for the spotlight behind the scenes. They also have to prepare for their academic futures. There are extra difficulties for black student athletes in this regard, according to a K-State professor. “

  • Off The Beat | May 05, 2013

    Weather or not


    This column begins on a steamy, wet June Sunday in 1984. I was coaching the Manhattan junior American Legion baseball team, and we were scheduled to play a doubleheader against Blue Valley of suburban Kansas City on the blue diamond at CiCo Park. The only problem

  • Editorials | May 05, 2013

    Kansas picks an unnecessary fight

    We don’t know whether the new Kansas law that asserts that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns, ammunition and accessories made, sold and kept only in Kansas is constitutional or not. That goes as well for the provision that federal agents

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Find a teacher this week and offer thanks or a hug

    To the Editor: This week, May 6-10, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday designated as National Teacher Day. It is the goal of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Emporia State University, and the National Education Association to have everyone in America thank at

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Too many of us find excuses to resist growing as people

    To the Editor: As someone who has suffered from mental illness for over 45 years, mental health is a subject that I have a lot to say about. I have a different perspective from most people on the subject, as a self-defense expert and a gun

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Support of Ethiopia Reads fundraiser appreciated

    To the Editor: “Imagine a place without books,” challenged Jane Kurtz, author of “Lanie, the 2010 American Girl Doll of the Year.” Ms. Kurtz shared inspirations for her writing and her work as a founder of Ethiopia Reads at an event last Sunday at Manhattan’s

  • Columns | May 05, 2013

    Russian-U.S. relationship on the rise

    Foreign policy can sometimes seem to be irrational despite the efforts of academics and policy-makers to make it clear. It is surprising how often an unexpected or unrelated event can energize important aspects of foreign policy.  In the case of the United States and

  • Local |Business | May 05, 2013

    Central National Bank adds staff member

    Central National Bank added Darci Cain to the trust administration staff.  Cain will be located in Manhattan at the College Avenue and Claflin Avenue location, which has never housed a trust and wealth management specialist. Cain joins the staff at Central after several years

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