Thursday, July 30, 2015


  • Off The Beat | July 26, 2015

    Resolving to break snooze-button addiction


    I’ve always heard how being a morning person is beneficial to pretty much every aspect of life. Morning people get a jump on their days, are more productive and because they are perfect, also workout before going to their jobs. But I am a

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2015

    Pet store owner aims to breed rare reptiles, amphibians

    Dave Karnowski has a lot of rodents. The rats and mice live in the back room, mostly, and they really stink up the joint, which means Karnowski is constantly cleaning. But it’s worth the trouble, because he sells them to customers, who maybe buy

  • July 26, 2015

    ‘Shrek’ auditions, water safari, Rhythm and Brews


    SUNDAY Riley County Fair, through Monday. For a complete list of activities, visit   McCain Performance Series Super Saver Sunday Open House, 1 p.m. Check out the 2015-2016 series and order tickets. Get 10% some shows. For information, visit McCain Auditorium.  

  • General Activities | July 26, 2015

    Edler takes steer wrestling title


    Jacob D. Edler competed at the Kaw Valley Rodeo last year, so he knew what he was up against sitting in the chutes during the steer wrestling portion of Saturday’s finale performance of the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. The

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Kanon captures postwar East Berlin in new novel

    Berlin in January 1949 was a city in ruins, divided up by the victors in World War II. It was no place for the faint of heart; the war, the brutal Soviet occupation and starvation had taken their toll. The Berlin Airlift was a godsend, providing

  • 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

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