• A family history starts in Africa

    This impressive epic first novel by Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi depicts the lives of descendants of two half-sisters in mid-18th century Gold Coast (later Ghana) over the next 300 years. Although the two women, Effia and Esi, never meet and .

  • Friendship between man, robot central to Install’s novel

    Deborah Install’s title, “A Robot in the Garden,” may mislead readers into thinking this clever little English comedy is science fiction. True, lots of androids inhabit the story, but they are simply side dressing for a highly entertaining buddy .

  • Given demands, a sound city budget

    Manhattan property owners who might grimace at news that the City Commission is publishing a budget calling for a 1.5-mill levy increase ought to realize that this is the maximum increase the city is considering. Indications from commissioners last week .

  • Central National Bank holds ribbon cutting

    Central National Bank hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 7 to formally open its new lending services office at the corner of Highway 99 and Highway 24 in Wamego. The new location offers a full array of commercial, agricultural, and mortgage lending .

  • Personal trainer joins Body First fitness staff

    Rena Soller is the newest addition of the Body First Fitness staff. She is a SCW-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and has been employed at Body First Wellness and Recreation Center as a wellness ambassador since the summer .

  • Flint Hills MPO hires full-time employee

    The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization hired Jared Tremblay as transportation planning analyst. It doubled in size after adding its second full-time staff person. Tremblay is responsible for overseeing the development, coordination, monitoring, and reporting of the region’s performance .

  • Wine Spectator honors Harry’s

    Harry’s Restaurant has been honored in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Awards, which highlight restaurants around the world that offer the best wine selections. Harry’s is one of 11 Kansas restaurants listed in the magazine. Wine Spectator listed 3,595 restaurants from 50 .

  • GTM promotes employee to president

    GTM Sportswear promoted Tyler Lewison from senior vice president of sales, marketing and supply chain to the role of president. Lewison joined GTM in 2011 and has served in multiple roles including marketing, web development, onboarding and employee development. Prior to .

  • Onaga woman institutes her kind of grocery store

    “Well, if I had a grocery store, here’s what I would do.”  That statement on the part of one Kansas woman may have been prophecy, as she has become the owner of an innovative grocery store serving rural .

  • Huelskamp is a principled, hard-working conservative

    To the Editor: What has Rep. Tim Huelskamp done for you lately? He signed onto a letter with dozens of other members of Congress demanding answers from FBI Director James Comey about his shocking recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton.  .

  • In picking fair entries, these times are best Greggeyestone1

    Local fairs are in full swing now. The Riley County fair is Thursday through July 25. Open class events are available to anyone in Riley County and adjoining counties. Gardening, flowers and the new honey section exhibits need to be brought .

  • A mystery series for your summer reading list Rhonna.hargett

    Several years ago, I randomly picked up “The Cold Dish,” by Craig Johnson, and I was never able to look back. Ever since, I’ve waited anxiously for each installment in this brilliant mystery series. Johnson weaves the tales of .


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