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  • Hale Library to cut hours

    K-State’s Hale Library will cut its 24-hour weekday schedule this fall to save money, university officials said. The reduction in operating hours begins Sunday, when the library will open at 1 p.m. and close at midnight. The building will .

  • Plane makes emergency landing near MHK

    A pilot on approach to Manhattan Regional Airport Saturday made an emergency landing in the Flint Hills south of the city. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tanner Gleason said Jason Dougherty, Garden City, was flying a 1966 Beech Bonanza V 35 shortly before .

  • Moscow and Crimea: Signs of renewed trouble

    It seems like the world can’t exist without a crisis somewhere — a situation that can turn into a war with all that portends. A recent example comes from Ukraine, or more specifically, Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014. .

  • Groceries cavort in new film ‘Sausage Party’

    Sometimes comedy gains by surprise. The frequency with which recent movie comedies depend on coarse language means the audience can’t be much surprised by it. Which partly explains why regular moviegoers don’t laugh much during any Seth Rogan .

  • Christian comedian jokes about family life

    It seems as if everyone is drawn to Tim Hawkins. Just go online to YouTube or Facebook and you’ll spot hundreds, even thousands, of hits from viewers who swear he’s the most world-renowned comedian. Oh, I apologize. That’.

  • Mystery in Paris makes for compelling prequel

    Fans of Aimee Leduc — they’re abundant enough to have made at least some of the 16 novels she stars in bestsellers — already know what becomes apparent fairly quickly for the reader just after being introduced to her. Among other traits, .

  • Local sheriff unearths secrets in Amish town

    Set in Amish country near Columbus, Ohio, this series features Kate Burkholder, a small town sheriff, who was brought up in an Amish family but has taken another path. This background gives her a unique understanding of the culture, but, .

  • Growing up in a cruel world

    Fifteen-year-old Easton is disciplined at his job — he runs his own crew guarding the perimeters of an illegal drug house in South Central Los Angeles. When things go deadly awry, East finds himself headed out of LA and his comfort .

  • Modern folklore opens doors to other cultures

    Watching the Olympics always makes me curious about other cultures. What are their values? What bedtime stories do they tell? For answers, I turn to literature because I find storytelling more interesting than nonfiction, and because I think it’s .


    LOCALS GRADUATE FROM WICHITA STATE Nearly 1,900 students completed degrees at Wichita State University at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; .


    Child academy to shut down The Cultural Enrichment Academy, Inc., at 801 Yuma Street, will close for good on Monday. The academy has provided childcare service for community children since August 2006 under the direction of Diana Caldwell. Weis receives national recognition .


    George A. Eilert, 88, of Beloit died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Anita of Beloit; children, Kathy Scott of Glen Elder, Marlene Jaso of Louisville, Kentucky, Darlene Fischer of Gardner, Sondra Richardson of Belleville, Diane Glauser of Glen Elder, Mary .


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