• Former spy writes what she knows

    It’s hard to tell whether credit for “Blowback,” which is an entertaining spy novel, should go to Valerie Plame or Sarah Lovett. Plame was the career CIA agent, and the protagonist not only is a woman but also has .

  • Crichton’s early books return

    We knew the late Michael Crichton as the author of “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain,” and quite a list of other best sellers. We didn’t know his student work. Now Hard Case Crime, a paperback imprint, is bringing out .

  • Cookbooks provide recipes for tasty homemade gifts Keri.mills

    It’s that time of year when the non-procrastinators start thinking about gifts for family and friends. Some enjoy giving homemade treats as gifts in order to be more budget- friendly. Others like to give homemade gifts because they are .

  • Georgetown way too much for K-State in 90-63 loss

    Bad shooting was the least of Kansas State’s problems this time. The Wildcats ran smack into Georgetown on Friday in the consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, and the Hoyas slammed K-State 90-63. The Hoyas dominated the post .

  • JC police investigate shooting at club

    Police are searching for a person who reportedly shot a man at a Junction City club early Saturday morning. Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said an officer made a routine traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Saturday .

  • All ramps on K-18 open

    All lanes, ramps and bridges on K-18 are open after work finished Friday. The ramps from eastbound K-18 to Davis Drive and Davis Drive to eastbound K-18 opened to unrestricted traffic in Manhattan. The new bridge over K-18 connecting Miller .


    Pauline M. Snodgrass, 102, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Clay Center United Methodist Church in Clay Center. Online condolences may be made at http://www.nsrfh.com..


    Monte A. McWilliams, 28, of Salina, died Thursday at his home in Salina. The death was self-inflicted. Funeral arrangements are pending at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville..

  • Skid loader stolen in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a skid loader and trailer. The victim reported that a 2005 Caterpillar 248B skid loader and a 2006 Redi Haul 18 foot bumper pull trailer had been stolen sometime between 10:30 p.m. .

  • Adopt A Family donations needed

    Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas is sponsoring the Adopt a Family for Christmas program in Geary and Riley counties. Last year, 30 Geary and Riley county area families were helped through the Adopt a Family for Christmas program. The program relies .

  • Housing program funds available

    Funds from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program are currently available to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners to make emergency and accessibility repairs. Only homeowners in the city limits of Manhattan are eligible. Each homeowner can qualify for .

  • Pretty red berries cause trouble Greggeyestone1

    Plants are nice but sometimes they don’t play nice. Several are more prolific than others. Cedar, Siberian elm, ornamental pear, buckthorn, Amur Honeysuckle and hackberry come to mind. These woody trees and shrubs can crowd out other plans and .


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