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  • December 28, 2014

    Katy Perry bio tells surprising background of music star

    Perhaps it is a challenge for some biographers to get past the ‘celebrity’s mask’ to unravel what lies within that explains such devotion from fans. Not so with Noam Friedlander who should be applauded for taking a different approach in her biography simply titled “

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    Almost here: new Children’s Room grand opening planned for January


    It has been nearly a full year since Kelley Construction Company broke ground outside the library to begin the children’s room expansion. Now, on Jan. 17, just 358 days after the ceremonial groundbreaking, we will have a grand opening celebration to showcase the new Children’s

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    New ‘McLean’ story takes dark tone

    Six weeks of winter holiday festivities in Edinburgh, Scotland start with turning on the lights on St. Andrew’s day at the end of November; continue with shopping at the traditional, romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the city; include a winter events program

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    ‘The Storied Life’ a story of fresh air

    “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” is a breath of fresh air that offers plenty of fun, especially for people who are well read. A.J. Fikry is a cranky 39-year-old widower who owns a bookstore on Alice Island near Hyannis, Mass. He lives

  • Gardening | December 28, 2014

    Holiday plants: Should they stay or should they go?


    My holiday plants were fantastic this year. They added cheer and a festive atmosphere to the home. Now, should I keep them or start over with a new decorative look? The Amaryllis is the easiest plant to keep and have bloom again next Christmas season.

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    CivicPlus announces five new hires

    CivicPlus announced it has added five employees to its staff. Rachel Gilmore was hired as a project manager II. Gilmore previously worked with the Kansas Board of Regents as a reporting and research specialist in Topeka. As a project manager, Gilmore will be responsible for

  • Obituaries | December 28, 2014


    Kevin Joy Kimerer Deets, 61, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on May 15, 1953, in Beloit, the daughter of Gene and Joice (Wiese) Kimerer. She grew up in the

  • Obituaries | December 28, 2014


    Ann Lewis (Gudgel) McDonald, 77, of Manhattan, died Dec. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 23, 1937, to Christine Buford Gudgel and Clay William Gudgel in Louisville, Ky. Ann graduated from Bosse High School

  • Obituaries | December 28, 2014


    Services for Paul E. Ehm, who died Dec. 21, will be 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Manhattan. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friend

  • Obituaries | December 28, 2014


    Michael (Mike) W. Burdett, 51 died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at his home. The family provided some of the following information. They said he died peacefully and went to meet the Lord upon his death. He was born Sept. 18, 1963, in Salina. He grew up in the Manhattan and

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