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  • Letters | January 11, 2015

    Help our family keep sister’s murderer in prison

    To the Editor: I am the sister of Pamela Williams Parker, who was murdered in the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 31, 1978, by Albert D. Williams. Mr. Williams robbed Mrs. Parker of all the money in her wallet ($50)  and forced her to sign over

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    Guide taps into historic accounts of Manhattan-area grasslands

    The tallgrass bluestem prairie, of which the Manhattan area is a part, has been viewed and valued in many different ways and by many different people over the centuries. Its area extends roughly from southern Manitoba to southern Texas and from eastern Illinois to 100 degrees

  • January 11, 2015

    ‘Empathy’ a book sure to put its reader in another person’s shoes

    Although empathy has been defined in numerous ways by different psychologists and other scholars, author Roman Krznaric defines it quite reasonably as “the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using that understanding to guide your

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    Full charge: Workshops new and old return for library’s ‘Tech Tuesdays’


    As the new year gets underway, so does the new season of Tech Tuesdays at Manhattan Public Library. This year’s winter/spring lineup will include everything from how to get started with your iPad to in-depth classes on genealogy research, to workshops on protecting

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    ‘Outcast Dead’ a treat for mystery lovers

    “The Outcast Dead,” the sixth mystery in a series authored by Elly Griffiths, places heroine Ruth Galloway, a Norwich University lecturer and forensic archaeologist, in the middle of twin story lines of mothers accused of killing children. The novel’s title and opening scene are

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    ‘Young Elites’ a good start to a new series

    Marie Lu is best known for her bestselling “Legend” series, but she has a new young adult series, of which the first installment is “The Young Elites.” It’s a good start to the series. The protagonist is Adelina Amouteru, who, along with her sister

  • Women's Basketball | January 11, 2015

    Lewis leaning on her defense to lead Wildcats

    It may be a game Bre Lewis never forgets. The final game last season — in the Big 12 tournament — Kansas State’s freshman center had career highs with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in a loss to the rival Kansas Jayhawks. Though it was the start

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    BBN Architects names new shareholders

    BBN Architects Inc. principals Brent and Lorie Bowman and Patrick Schaub announced the elevation of two long-term Manhattan employees to shareholders. Dan Crouch, AIA, began his career with BBN in 1999 as an architectural intern while studying architecture at Kansas State University, then joined as a

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    Manhattan fire captain retires

    Captain Dale Hayden retired from the Manhattan Fire Department on Dec. 19, 2014. Hayden started as a firefighter June 7, 1982, and retired as a captain after 32 and a half years of service with the City of Manhattan. Hayden also held the ranks of firefighter, fire driver and lieutenant.

  • Local |Business | January 11, 2015

    CivicPlus hire two women

    CivicPlus hired Emily Wehling and Sarah Peters. Emily Wehling, account manager, graduated from Kansas State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing. Previously, she was a marketing coordinator with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she took part in creative writing

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