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  • Grab a cookbook: It’s never too late to celebrate World Pasta Day Pecoraro

    Nothing says Italy like pasta. Some historians believe that Marco Polo introduced noodles to Italy after his journeys to China. There is evidence, however, that the Romans used durum wheat to make a pasta-like noodle called “lagane.” By the 1300’s, .

  • ‘Wind Is Not A River’ excels with emotion

    Author Brian Payton has written of what is sometimes referred to as America’s “unknown war,” the 1942 Japanese occupation of Attu and Kiska. These two islands are in the Aleutian Archipelago which extends for over a thousand miles west of .

  • ‘King Peggy’ an inspirational figure, read

    It isn’t often that one encounters a lady king, particularly one who also works as a secretary in the United States. This is truly a modern day Cinderella story that is actually happening today. Peggielene Bartels was born in .

  • Manhattan offers wide variety of colors for autumn walk or drive Leaves.phatch

    Burgundy, scarlet, vermilion, rust, blush, coral. Autumn’s many shades of red are on display now as area trees make their annual transformation. Charles Barden, professor of forestry at Kansas State University, said recent weather has made for unusually vivid .


    Joseph Edward “Joe” Nisil, Jr. 56, of Junction City, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home. The family provided the following information. Joe was born Aug. 12, 1958, the son of Joseph Edward and Jean (Austin) Nisil, Jr. Joe has lived in the Junction .


    Jack L. Hohman, 68, of Lawrence, died Oct. 23, 2014, in his home after a four-month battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The family provided the following information. Jack was born Oct. 30, 1945, in Manhattan, the son of Gail L. and Ruth (DeWyke) Hohman. He married .


    Doris Marlene (Goering) Griffin, 86, of Cottonwood Falls, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls. The family provided the following information. The daughter of Richard B. and Rachel H. (Stuckey) Goering, Doris was born .


    Vernon Charles Herbic, 82, of Alma, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Alma Manor. The family proved the following information. Vernon was born Feb. 10, 1932, in rural Alma, the son of Martin S. and Ida Berg Herbic.  He served in the United .


    Mildred M. Pfeifley, 93, of Clay Center, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. Mildred was born on Feb. 22, 1921, in Garden City, the daughter of Arthur and Pearl Wooden McCord.  She spent most .


    Robert H. Morse, 76, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Wamego Hospital. The family provided the following information. Robert was born July 2, 1938, in Lake Village, Ark., the son of Curtis and Ruby (Vick) Morse. He is survived by his wife, .

  • Pretty leaves still a pain Greg doering047cut.phatch

    A blanket of dingy, yellowish- brown leaves is covering my lawn already. It will only get worse as the days and weeks progress. I do enjoy the bright colors fall brings, but I could do without the leaves actually falling. .

  • Free State eliminates Indians from playoffs

    The last time the Manhattan High football team lost consecutive district games, this year’s seniors were 11 years old and hadn’t started middle school. That’s the reality for the Indians, which will miss the playoffs for the first .


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