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  • Debut novel demands a tissue

    “The Light Between Oceans” which takes place in the years following World War I, is a tear-jerker, but a good one. The novel is a story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, who live on Janus Rock, an island .

  • ‘Ozarks’ rich in Missouri, social history

    The Ozarks form a rugged, mountainous area in southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas-an area which has an interesting character and history of its own that is not well known. Lynn Morrow selected 14 articles, taken from the “Missouri Historical Review” of 1973.

  • Jaruzelski’s reputation is improving

    Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, one of the most influential and controversial figures in Polish politics, died recently at the age of 90. To some Poles, he was the incarnation of evil. He declared martial law and in the process attempted to destroy .

  • University leaders get 1.5% pay raise

    The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 1.5-percent pay raise for chief executive officers at five of the six regents’ universities. The approval on Thursday also includes a 1.5-percent bonus for Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins of Topeka. With .

  • Regents create transfer system

    A statewide system will recognize college credits for “reverse transfer” students after a decision from the Kansas Board of Regents this week. At all of the state’s 32 public postsecondary institutions, a “reverse transfer” will allow eligible students to get .

  • Lone Dem looks to fix insurance issues

    Dennis Anderson says that the office of state insurance commissioner has become a little more exciting since the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — was passed by Congress 2010. Some healthcare entities across Kansas have expressed disappointment that Gov. Sam .

  • KSU professor rustles up winning cowboy poetry

    Tim Keane, a professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, didn’t grow up riding horses or running cattle. Still, the KSU professor of 30 years is now the funniest cowboy poet in the state. Keane, 56, won the humor division .

  • RCPD officers to ride rails watching for violations

    Accidents involving trains and other vehicles rarely end without injury or worse. In an effort to prevent future accidents from occurring in Manhattan and Riley County, the Union Pacific Police and Riley County Police departments are teaming up from 8 a..

  • Redskins ruling less than productive

    Supposedly, there’s a growing chorus calling for the Washington professional football team to change its name from “Redskins” to something less offensive. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — who knew such .

  • Year in Manhattan has been awesome

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Pablo, and I’m an exchange student from Spain. I’ve been here for almost 10 months, and I have barely two weeks to enjoy myself before it’s time to go back. When .

  • RICHARD WELLS

    Richard Clinton Wells II, 69, of Los Angeles, died Friday, March 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 17, 1944, in Manhattan, the son of Richard C. and Bess M. (Swenson) Wells. He graduated .

  • NORMA I. BERG

    Norma Irene Berg, 92, of Manhattan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, on a farm near Montrose, the daughter of Albert William and Susan .





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