Tuesday, November 24, 2015


  • Letters | July 27, 2014

    Businesses should welcome breastfeeding mothers

    To the Editor: Kansas law states that “a mother may breastfeed in any place she has a right to be.” Breastfeeding Welcome Here, a Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition program, is a way for businesses to identify their establishments as friendly toward breastfeed-ing mothers, and that’s

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    ‘I Am Pilgrim’ an engrossing, chilling international thriller

    If you enjoy international thrillers, “I Am Pilgrim” is the book for you. Never mind that it starts at a grisly murder scene in a seedy apartment in New York City. That crime just sets the stage for the adventure to follow and serves the

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    Summer nights: Library full of new bedtime books for children


    As a child, I loved the long summer days and the warm summer nights, but if there was one thing I really hated about summer, it was bedtime. I think we can all remember the childhood trial of trying to fall asleep before the sun

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    ‘Animal Records’ educates, entertains

    Perhaps one of these days, I’ll have the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum in London. But, for now, I will be satisfied with the colorful and descriptive “Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records.” Mark Carwardine, along with numerous researchers, artists and

  • General Activities | July 27, 2014

    Defending tie-down roping champ falls short

    Jerome Schneeberger has seen the bright lights of Las Vegas many times, but he always comes back to Manhattan. The Ponca City, Okla., native and 11-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier has arguably the best professional resume of any cowboy at the Kaw Valley Rodeo this

  • Columns | July 27, 2014

    U.S., West are in need of a genuine leader

    It is hard to understand President Barack Obama’s seeming failure to exert even a modicum of leadership. Clearly, he set out to climb to the top of the political ladder — and he succeeded. He now holds the most important position in the world. He

  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Area schools awarded $38,000 grant

    Thirty-eight Kansas agriculture education students from nine local schools won the the Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate, awarded by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), now located in Manhattan. Each certificate awarded earns the school $1,000, distributed by the Kansas Department of Education.  Schools

  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Manhattan native chosen as teaching fellow

    Manhattan native Timothy Ellis was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as a member of its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows. The selected Fellows participated in a rigorous screening process. With only 18 percent of the applicant pool being chosen, the 2014 Teaching Fellows are some

  • Local |Education | July 27, 2014

    Newman starts online CT scan certification program

    WICHITA — Newman University will launch an online program to help health care professionals become certified in the field of computerized tomography — commonly referred to as Cat Scan —beginning in the fall semester. The online CT program will be included as a concentration in the university’

  • Gardening | July 27, 2014

    Now’s the time for cool-weather vegetables


    Seeing all the vegetables at the county fair got me inspired to plant. Even the largest beet display convinced me to plant beets - and I’m not even fond of them. Many vegetable crops can be planted over the next few weeks. Broccoli is

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