Lifestyle

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    Action Pact takes elder care to new level

    Action Pact, a Manhattan-based company internationally known for innovations in senior living, announces a landmark partnership with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City, Mo., and Healthy Living Centers of America to build the nation’s first healthy living community specifically designed

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    New team member at ESB Financial

    ESB Financial in Manhattan hired Darla Allen to be its new client service representative. Her primary duties include new account relationships and teller responsibilities.  Allen hails from Westmoreland where she and her husband, John, and three children John, Evan and Kaitlynn reside.

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    Stewart hires investment rep

    Janet Galloway, investment advisor representative of Stewart Advisory Services, LLC is the newest member of the team.  She holds Series 65 securities license and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.  Galloway received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in business

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 12, 2014

    12-year renovation complete at statehouse

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    An extensive, 12-year renovation on the state capitol was finally completed last week in Topeka, just in time for the start of the legislative session Monday. In addition to replacing the building’s copper dome, the $332 million project, which began in December 2001, included updates to

  • Editorials | January 12, 2014

    School funding will dominate session

    When the 2014 Kansas Legislature convenes Monday in our beautiful, newly refurbished Capitol in Topeka, the elephant in the room will not be one of the residents there. The legislature and the governor are housed beneath its reborn, shiny copper dome, but the Kansas Supreme Court

  • Letters | January 12, 2014

    Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today as a third generation Kansas

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each discusses it from their particular

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Family struggles through issues to grow together

    This novel deals with a most intriguing situation that pulls in the reader from the very beginning.  Eccentric but aging business tycoon Gloria Garrison is CEO of Glory, Inc., which she had founded many years earlier and built into a highly successful beauty business.

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    TALK series offers chance to interact with readers

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    Winter days getting to you?  If so, there’s an upcoming library tradition that can get you past the bleak cold days we’ve yet to face. Whether you’ve participated in the TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) series before, or you’re

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Rowing team wins gold after surmounting obstacles

    This has to be among the best non-fiction books of the year. It weaves two stories seamlessly: the personal saga of Joe Rantz, a rower for the University of Washington; and the unlikely success of the University of Washington eight, which won gold at the 1936


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