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  • Letters | March 31, 2013

    Jankovich a proven leader who knows, loves our city

    To the Editor: Let’s re-elect Rich Jankovich to another term on the City Commission. He’s a proven leader who keeps an open mind on issues. He looks at the big picture, and his vision is not impaired by narrow, precon-ceived judgment. Rich is

  • Letters | March 31, 2013

    For a balanced approach, vote for Nuss and Reddi

    To the Editor: We are at a critical turning point in our city government. In this important election cycle, we are fortunate to have two candidates who have consist-ently demonstrated strong lead-ership abilities through their longstanding involvement in the Manhattan community.

  • Letters | March 31, 2013

    If you make wise choices, your wallet will thank you

    To the Editor: You have a simple choice to make for City Commission. Vote for Reddi, McCulloh and Nuss if you want higher taxes, spending on frivolous programs and increased government intrusion. Vote for Ball and Hogan if you want efficiency and rational problem-solvers guiding

  • Books | March 31, 2013

    Wheat farming has come a long way in Kansas but still provides challenges

    People today like to talk about the good old days on the family farm. Actually, before the coming of mechanization, daily farm life was a lot of unrelenting, often heavy and isolated work all day long. This made occasional social and other activities all the

  • Books | March 31, 2013

    Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress pens tell-all

    Jennifer Chiaverini writes a historical novel rich with details of the relationship between President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and her personal “modiste,” Elizabeth Keckley. Elizabeth was a freed slave who moved to Washington, D.C., after living in several other cities. Through hard

  • Books | March 31, 2013

    6 by 6: Six skills children should know by age 6


    Everyone knows that libraries have storytimes so young children can hear good stories read aloud.  People who have attended storytimes know that, in addition to stories, children will learn action rhymes, songs and even dance moves.  It is all great fun and leads

  • Books | March 31, 2013

    Tale follows kidnapping plot in African refugee camp

    Afghanistan has been the setting for volumes or espionage fiction in recent years and small wonder. It’s got terrorists, warlords, drug and arms dealers, corruption, countless hiding place and untold treachery. And for at least five years ending in May 2011, it was home to

  • Books | March 31, 2013

    Former K-State professor’s collection of stories examines relationships

    If you think you have an idea what life is all about and you’re pretty sure you’re making all the right choices, “Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6” sets out to challenge that notion. Susan Jackson Rodgers illuminates the everyday lives of everyday people in “Ex-Boyfriend

  • Holidays |Arts, Leisure | March 31, 2013

    Rare illustrated Bible wows parishioners over Easter holiday

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    In celebration of Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, a volume of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition is on display through Sunday at St Thomas More Catholic Church. The Bible is not only a copy of the New Revised Standard Version

  • Off The Beat | March 31, 2013

    Happy people are the worst

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    I’m a mostly peaceful person, but I get irrationally angry about certain things. President Barack Obama on ESPN/talk shows — We get it. You like sports, music and talking like the common man. Go fix something. The White House to-do list is growing quite

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