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  • 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

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Really! An exciting look at grass

    “Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, and a stream, pond, or

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Grill season is here… and so are some handy cook books


    Summertime is almost here. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of the open fire, the sizzling of grilled meat, and the joys of outdoor cooking. The word barbecue derives from “barabicu,” a word from the Taino people of

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    ‘The Giver’ finale intrigues

    In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver,” which won a Newberry Medal. Since then, she has written three other books in the series. In 2012, Lowry wrote the last installment, “The Son,” which overlaps the time period in which Jonas, the protagonist of “The Giver,” lived. In “

  • Columns | May 25, 2014

    Today could be Ukraine’s day of reckoning

    Today, May 25, is one of the most important dates for the future of Ukraine as well as East-West relations. Today Ukraine is supposed to hold its presidential election. If it is held, and if it reflects the will of all Ukrainians, it will be a

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014


    Kenneth W. “Ken” Willey, 77, of Milford, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Leonardville Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek

  • Obituaries | May 25, 2014


    Memorial Mass for Eva Barlow will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, in Manhattan.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Fort Riley Cemetery. Eva died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014,

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