Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Books | May 11, 2014

    ‘Stella’ a story of contrast

    Anita Shreve writes a novel, “Stella Baine,” that is part mystery and part romance, but is entirely entertaining. In 1916, a 40-year-old woman awakens in a hospital in northern France. She can’t remember her name or how she got there. She is wearing the uniform

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Weis Real Estate hires new Realtor

    Becky Blake has joined the Realty Executives Weis Real Estate as a realtor. Becky is a true advocate for life in Manhattan and the Flint Hills region. As a fourth-generation resident, she offers clients an expert perspective of the region. Since attending Kansas State University,

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Premier Chiropractic hires new assistant

    Jeannette Shaffer has been hired by Premier Chiropractic and Wellness. Jeannette is from the Manhattan area and has over 10 years experience in the medical field. Jeannette brings a wealth of knowledge about billing and insurance and is a certified chiropractic assistant. Jeannette strives to get

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    Miss Kansas to collect items for military families Wednesday

    Theresa Vail, in one of her final acts as Miss Kansas, will return Wednesday to Manhattan to continue her support of military families through the USO. Partnering with Kieu’s, a women’s fashion store located at 431 Poyntz., Miss Kansas will make an in-store appearance

  • Editorials | May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother’s Day

    It’s Mother’s Day, and we have nothing but good wishes for the mothers, grandmothers, great- and great-great grandmothers and mothers who don’t fit into those categories. In observing this happy occasion, we acknowledge that every mother in America already knows about it.

  • Letters | May 11, 2014

    We should all do our best and encourage one another

    To the Editor: One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Do the best you can with what you have and be proud of it.” The thing to keep in mind, and very hard to really understand, is that one person’s best is not

  • Gardening | May 11, 2014

    Planting pointers to make annual flower beds ‘pop’


    I would imagine that many flower beds get planted on Mother’s Day. The timing is usually right for soil temperatures. Outdoor activity starts to heat up with a need to make the outdoor living space pop. Although some may not like the thought of

  • May 11, 2014

    SW Kansas family takes on dairy along with feedyards

    Beef. That’s the four-letter word that has been at the heart of a growing economy in southwest Kansas for decades, as beef cattle production and processing have expanded. But now there’s another kind of cattle production going on in southwest Kansas that centers

  • Movies | May 11, 2014

    ‘Bears’ better than the average nature documentary


    After skipping a release in 2013, Disneynature returns to theatrical nature documentaries with “Bears.” Following a year in the life of a mother bear and her two cubs, “Bears” is narrated by John C. Reilly. The film begins in the den where a mother bear, dubbed

  • Columns | May 11, 2014

    White House back on the spot with Benghazi

    For over a year, the Obama administration has done its best to blur the truth about events surrounding the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.  When the consulate

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