Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Off The Beat | August 30, 2015

    Searching for sitting

    I’ve been thinking a lot about furniture lately. Couches, to be exact. I never realized how much I took them for granted until I lived without one for a little over two months. Thankfully, that changed for the better last week. At least 90 percent

  • Editorials | August 30, 2015

    KSU students have much to give

    Now that K-State’s returning students have gotten reacquainted and new students have found their way around campus, we hope both groups extend their reach further. We hope they become part of this larger community. We’re not talking just about patronizing Aggieville’s restaurants

  • Editorials | August 30, 2015

    Good marks for MHS

    Though the State Finance Council didn’t have much in the way of good news for the Manhattan-Ogden School District last week, the district’s ACT report was a step in the right direction. The average 2015 composite ACT score for MHS students was 23.7. By comparison,

  • Manhattan High School | August 30, 2015

    Indians cruise past Lawrence in season opener, 4-0


    With a comfortable lead most of the night and plenty of opportunities to insert most of his large roster into the match, Friday night’s 4-0 win over Lawrence High was exactly what Manhattan High head coach Frank Alonso wanted to see. The Indians took

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    ‘Last Reunion’ part mstery, part drama, all comedy

    Sara Jane (“Sookie”) Poole, a sixtyish woman in a small Alabama town near Mobile, lives a reasonably content, if unexciting, life. She is happily married to local dentist Earle Poole, Jr., and has recently seen all three of her daughters (Dee Dee, Ce Ce, and

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    Liftin weaves tabloid gossip into fiction

    “Movie Star” is written as a tell-all (fictional) autobiography of Lizzie Pepper, an actress who was married to celebrity Rob Mars and is now penning an exposé of their life together. Lizzie, who brings to mind Katie Holmes, started her acting career in the TV

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    Revisiting Shakespeare at the public library


    Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow Just declaim a few lines from Othella And they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella Brush up your Shakespeare And they’ll all kowtow

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2015

    Disease response course will be included in FEMA training

    When thinking of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, most probably envision the FEMA jackets and trailers seen at the aftermath of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. But emergency preparedness encompasses agricultural disasters, too, including disease outbreaks such as this year’s wave of avian influenza.

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    ‘21 Proms’ explores high school experience

    Proms can be boring or exciting for young people. And the same goes for the parents, who often seize the opportunity to snap way too many pictures of the occasion. Should those young people choose to forget the prom and stay home, they might discover

  • Local |Business | August 29, 2015

    Eck Fabrication’s invention good for farmers’ bottom line

    PHOENIX — A new invention is being highlighted at a national meeting. This invention, called a Chem-Blade, was selected as part of a national contest for agricultural entrepreneurs. The invention was created by an entrepreneur in rural Kansas. Ethan Eck is the founder and owner of

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