• Take a moment and revisit the subtle joy of poetry Pecoraro

    When was the last time you read a poem, and why? If it was in grade school, and you had to memorize it and recite it to the class, you’re not alone. I think many of us of a .

  • Parks and Rec staff earns certifications

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation staff has earned certifications and a statewide appointment. Tammy Galvan, administrative coord-inator/-human resources, has achieved The Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. This is for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of .

  • 502 Media Groups wins four Telly Awards

    The Telly Awards has named 502 Media Group as a winner of four awards in the 35th Annual Telly. Two Telly Awards, one bronze and one silver, were given for an animated video created on behalf of the Riley County Appraiser’.

  • Volunteers make a huge difference in our community

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteerism and provides a strong .

  • Legislators needn’t worry about encountering the poor

    To the Editor: With the passage of HB 2258, the Kansas Legislature has ramped up its war on poverty — or at least on the poor, in particular those who are the beneficiaries of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Some .

  • Local company buys training program

    Dale Carnegie Training’s Heartland Region Franchise has been purchased by OakRock Leadership, a Manhattan company owned and managed by Gordon Hibbard, former president of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The franchise serves 102 Kansas counties, including the Wichita, Topeka and Manhattan .

  • LiveWatch gets youth employment award

    LiveWatch Security of St. Mary’s was honored April 8 by small business organization, Small Business Majority, for their efforts to employ youth in Kansas. LiveWatch founder Chris Johnson accepted a national small business youth employer award as part of Small .

  • ‘Shame and the Captives’ tells Cowra story through fiction

    For most Americans, World War II doesn’t often conjure thoughts of Australia. Nor does it elicit thoughts of Japanese prisoners of war. “Shame and the Captives,” a work of historical fiction by Australian writer Thomas Keneally, shines a light .

  • Positive Air named quality care provider

    Positive Air, LLC of Manhattan has been named a quality respiratory care provider under a new program aimed at making sure residents cared for by home care organizations have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists. The .

  • Engineer’s design for sign on bridge pier approved

    To the Editor: The City of Manhattan has accepted the engineer’s design required by the Kansas Department of Transportation for the K-177 east bridge pier project. The city has prepared a letter that will also be signed by Riley .

  • With Iran nuclear framework, much is at stake

    The so-called “framework” agreement between the 5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) and Iran will have a long-term impact both on the Middle East and on U.S. policy. If implemented the way President Barack Obama thinks .

  • Festival celebrates small town life

    Fun Day. No, not Sunday, as in the first day of the week or an ice cream treat.  I refer to an event called Fun Day in Courtland. For 50 years, the rural community of Courtland has put on a .





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