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  • Adventure camp, Uncorked, ‘Rent’ and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    MONDAY FHDC Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. To prepare for the fall exhibition, Flint Hills Masters, day campers will explore the art of gardening. Children will paint masterpieces using flowers, experience how to arrange a .

  • Voter ID law impact is worth knowing

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proud of the voter ID law he ushered through the Kansas Legislature. Considered one of the strictest in the nation, he considers it an important safeguard against voter fraud. That might well be, but .

  • Let’s stand up for public schools

    In the July 14 Mercury, Tim de Noble submitted a vivid and powerful piece articulating the state of public education in Kansas. Mr. de Noble invoked the imagery of the Dust Bowl in order to emphasize the dire environment in which .

  • K-State students earn study abroad scholarships

    Kansas State University students are enhancing their education by studying across the globe this summer or fall with the help of scholarships awarded by the university’s Office of International Programs. Scholarship amounts and length of study abroad experiences vary. .

  • Barnett examines common weather event in new light

    This interesting book covers rain from both a scientific and a cultural standpoint, touching on many topics I had never thought about before. Author Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who has reported extensively on water issues worldwide. She is .

  • Daniel Silva’s newest novel furthers spy saga

    Daniel Silva has done it again. He’s written another superbly plotted novel around a truly memorable protagonist. Gabriel Allon is a 60-something Mossad agent whose wiles make up for whatever he’s lost in physical abilities. He has learned .

  • The library recommends new films based on books Screenshot 21

    The question most often asked about books made into movies is: which was better…book or film? And which should come first — read the book, then watch the film, or watch the film then delve into the written word? Personally, .

  • Harper Lee’s new book raises legal questions

    So Atticus Finch was really a segregationist after all. That is the startling revelation in Harper Lee’s “new” novel. It was supposedly written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but only published this year, 55 years later. We all remember Gregory .

  • Willie Nelson gets personal in new memoir

    Everybody recognizes Willie Nelson by his long red hair and his gray beard and eyebrows. Everybody can recognize his voice. His memoir is moving up the New York Times best seller list just in time for his annual Fourth of .

  • Finding the music again Kristina.phatch

    I was the definition of band geek in high school, and while my new undertaking might not look the same as marching band, it’s giving me some of the happiness I found through those years. A few months back, .

  • Asia, U.S. must adapt to newly emerging Japan

    Japan may be on the verge of a major breakthrough when it comes to the use of force. If Article 9 of its Constitution is revised, Japan’s military will be able to not only defend the country’s home islands .

  • KSU Credit Union donates $6,200

    LaRae Kraemer, president and CEO of the Kansas State University Federal Credit Union, presented Susan Reed, director of the Flint Hills Community Clinic, with a check for $6,200 on July 22. The check was a result of K-State Federal Credit Union’s .


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