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  • Movies | May 25, 2014

    Summer blockbusters offer something for everyone

    Every summer Americans flock to the theaters for huge blockbusters, anticipated sequels and crowd-pleasing adaptations — not to mention the frigid blast of air conditioning. The 2014 summer season really kicked off with the release of “The Amazing Spiderman 2” and “Godzilla,” but several better reasons to head

  • Off The Beat | May 25, 2014

    Summer less fun for teachers’ loved ones


    It was great growing up as a teacher’s kid. Maybe you’ve heard people use the term ‘preacher’s kid’ or ‘PK’ to describe the child of a pastor, minister or other religious leader. And along with that label come certain expectations. I guess

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    Fun, tradition endure at Waterville’s Wooden Nickel Day


    WATERVILLE — The city of Waterville is no doubt a remote community. Forty miles north of Manhattan on U.S. Highway 77 and hidden away in the rolling shades of the now green Flint Hills with other blink-and-you-miss-them communities, such as Blue Rapids to its east and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    KSU expert offers safe grilling tips

    A K-State food safety specialist warned consumers to be extra careful when grilling out this holiday weekend. Bryan Severns, director of food programming and services for Kansas State University Olathe, said all food, especially raw meat, has pathogens in it. “You want to make sure

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2014

    MHS Pops Choir marks 50 years of gleeful performing

    Manhattan High Schools Pops Choir turned 50 years old this year, and one of its original members — now a play and screen writer in California — was back in town. Richard Broadhurst of Sacramento, Calif., was a senior in high school when the Pops Choir was created

  • Local |Business | May 25, 2014

    MHS grad’s film wins at Cannes

    Mike coleman.phatch

    A film whose executive producer grew up in Manhattan won a top prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France this weekend. “Foxcatcher” won the best director prize for Bennett Miller, who also directed “Moneyball.” The film is the brainchild of Manhattan native Mike

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2014

    Entrepreneur center names new director

    Chad Jackson is the new director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Jackson had been serving as the center’s interim director for the past year. “Chad Jackson is the perfect fit for our

  • May 25, 2014

    Market makes country living convenient

    “Oh, darn, I forgot. There’s one more thing I need.” Have you ever had that experience — where you started on a project and found you had forgotten one essential item? It happens all too often when cooking in the kitchen or doing a project

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Retired Supreme Court Justice outlines Constitution reform

    This important book by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the highest court from 1975-2010, proposes six constitutional amendments based on his experience on the bench.  While some are well-known, oft-debated issues (campaign finance, death penalty, gun control), others are

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    ‘Desire Map’ keen on goal-setting… if that’s your thing

    True or false: All we have to do is “believe” and all our dreams will be granted. Are we wasting time and energy by wishing on stars? Will setting goals give you everything you desire? In this world, not everyone is a winner and not

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