Thursday, July 30, 2015


  • Books | July 26, 2015

    ‘Foggy Sunrise’ author describes World War II Romania

    In this beautifully crafted memoir, David Kimel describes his childhood growing up in Bucharest, Romania, during the lean and fearful times of World War II. He provides vivid snapshots of a time and place that he experienced firsthand, supported throughout by his strong and guiding

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    A promising summer reading list for adults


    We all know that Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is the book to read this summer. We’ve seen the reviews, both good and bad, that make the title very tempting, and the high number of requests at the library attests to the

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Brooks explores the role of virtue in modern society

    Anyone who creates a LinkedIn profile will encounter a “Skills and Endorsements” section where the user is asked to list those abilities he would consider most useful in a professional environment. In today’s world of rising higher education costs and an increasingly competitive job

  • July 26, 2015

    AIB International hires client development VP

    David G. Fliss has been named AIB International’s vice president for client development. He will assume this role immediately, having served in an interim position since April and previously as AIB’s director of client development beginning in September 2014. Fliss brings more than 20 years

  • July 26, 2015

    Farmers has new area agency owner

    Farmers Insurance announced that David Keeling is the new agency owner in Clay Center. Keeling brings more than 27 years in the insurance industry. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses. Farmers also provides a wide

  • July 26, 2015

    Via Christi hires physical therapist

    Via Christi Hospital hired Abbey Clark as a physical therapist. Clark will see patients at the Via Christi Therapy Centers on Seth Child Road and Anderson Avenue. Clark graduated from Kansas State University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in nutrition and

  • July 26, 2015

    The Fridge hires wine buyer

    The Fridge Wholesale Liquor in Manhattan hired Keith Spreckels as its wine buyer and key account manager. Spreckels is a Certified Specialist of Wine, a recognition earned from the Society of Wine Educators. Spreckels worked two years in premier Italian restaurants in the Kansas City

  • Local |Education | July 26, 2015

    Manhattan teacher honored

    Topeka — Meshell L. Thornley of Manhattan was named the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers 2015 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of the Year. “The Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award is presented to an individual who goes beyond the regular classroom curriculum and challenges and expands

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2015

    Man makes Kansas news, journalism his passion

    On the wall of Doug Anstaett’s office, a large map of Kansas is adorned with stars. “Those stars are the newspapers in Kansas, and the color (of the star) tells me when I visited them,” Doug said.  Staying in contact with newspapers is

  • Gardening | July 26, 2015

    Plant fall vegetables soon


    One of my favorite vegetable combinations is a mixture of cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. When you purchase these vegetables processed, it is often referred to as the California blend. Now is the time to start seeds of these vegetable crops, along with beans and beets,

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