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  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Professors address regents on social media issue

    To the Editor: The following was sent to the Kansas Board of Regents: Dear Kansas Board of Regents, As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University, we write to call for the immediate repeal of the new social media policy, and to ask that you

  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Church declares support for marriage equality

    To the Editor: I recently consulted my convenient source of information on just about anything, Wikipedia, and learned that same-sex marriage is legal, or will be legal in 2014, in 18 states in the U.S., and by eight Native American tribal jurisdictions.  Approval of same-

  • Local |Business | December 29, 2013

    Landmark appoints new CEO

    Patrick Alexander, Chairman and CEO of Landmark Bancorp, Inc., and Landmark National Bank, announced he will leave his role of CEO effective Jan. 1.  Alexander will remain as the chairman of the board. From 1986 to 1990, Alexander served as president of the Kansas State Bank of

  • Local |Business | December 29, 2013

    Company creates Big Slice Pouches

    Alma-based Grandma Hoerner’s Foods added to its Big Slice apples with a new on-the-go Big Slice pouch. Six flavors will be available in 250 Super Targets nationwide in January, and in February they will be offered in all Target locations. The pouches will feature 16 flavors

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Daughter continues father’s line of Navajo books

    If the name Hillerman is familiar you are probably a fan and are glad to see the saga continued.  Spider Woman’s Daughter is identified as a Leaphorn and Chee novel as these are the main characters of the series. Begun by Tony Hillerman

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Psychoanalyst had his own childhood demons

    Albert Camus said “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” Talk about a paradox: Lowe’s Home Improvement is excellent in breaking down all the “how-to’s” that make any project comprehensible to many individuals. But when it comes

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Spark of interest can start long journey into books

    Janet.ulrey.librarian

    The saying goes “One thing leads to another,” and so it is with reading: “One story leads to another.” When reading a book, I find topics that intrigue me and instill a hunger for more information. This leads me to discover other books about the

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Agent hunts most wanted with help from adolescent

    It’s been 40 years since Frederick Forsyth wrote “The Day of the Jackal,” a classic that vaulted him to the upper ranks of espionage-suspense writers. The times and the villains have changed, but Forsyth’s talent remains, as is evident in his latest novel, “The

  • Gardening | December 29, 2013

    Resolve to choose climate-friendly gardening next year

    Greggeyestone1

    Gardening can be a way of life and an aid to the environment. Best management practices at their minimum leaves the environment as is. Hopefully, it would even improve on its status. Following climate friendly gardening is a choice. You can formally take the pledge

  • Local | December 29, 2013

    KSU athletics, NBAF lead year’s biggest news

    How news-crazy was 2013 in Manhattan and the surrounding area? Well, in balloting by Mercury editors to determine the year’s top 10 stories, no less than 19 stories received at least one vote. There were so many possibilities that the list bulged at the bottom – with a


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