“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is one of the best movies of the summer. And of the year. Those moviegoers who like movies about individual characters will find it especially pleasing. Folks who like to laugh will find it very amusing.

Daryle and Marilyn (Eversmeier) Frank will celebrate their 70th anniversary Aug. 24.

When on the move, it is always important to find the right pathway. Today we’ll learn about an organization which is helping local communities find the right pathways – in this case, toward healthier living.

The new movie “The Kitchen” at least gives the ticketholder an atmospheric effect. The film’s shape has been heavily influenced by the comic book series on which it is based. After a viewing, one feels very much as if one has been forced through a story in panels.

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is a new film based on three long-popular collections of ghost or horror tales. The first of the books was published in 1981, but author Alvin Schwartz would surely have acknowledged his debt to older fiction.

Elizabeth Yeager and Isaak Perfetti were married June 8 in rural Saffordville.

Warren and Phyllis (Gansel) Slocombe celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 1.

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, Leland Stanford drove home a ceremonial gold spike to mark the meeting of the eastern and western lines of the Transcontinental Railroad. The western portion of the line, beginning near Sacramento, California, was a monumental challenge.…

Swedish film director Lasse Hallstrom made a movie, released two years ago, called “A Dog’s Purpose.” In it we watched a dog go through several lifespans, always reincarnating and looking for his original owner (Dennis Quaid). The dog’s voice-over narration was spoken by Josh Gad.

Shopping in the produce aisle can take time, if one stops to look and study all the fruits and vegetables on display. If only those fruits and vegetables could be packaged together – maybe even with a recipe to help my family use them. Today we’ll learn about an innovative program which is s…

“Hobbs and Shaw” is a new movie with characters taken from the “Fast and Furious” series. And with sentimental references to “family” taken from the “Fast and Furious” series. And with action, action, action.

Could the extension service do for health what it has done for agriculture through the years? During the past century, American agriculture — with assistance from agricultural research and extension — has been transformed from subsistence farming to an agricultural system that is the envy of…

As you’ve perhaps noticed, this hasn’t been a great movie summer. Now “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” retrieves the season. It is maddeningly inefficient but thoughtful and well-acted. And it is certainly one of the best, and the most generally unobjectionable of the films of director Quenti…

The final show in this summer’s Arts in the Park series was an act with a fascinating modus operandi. Black Jacket Symphony is the name of the operation. On Friday night they were the rock band Journey on the bandstand in City Park.

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This year’s winners at the Riley County Fair 4-H Foods and Nutrition Division did an outstanding job. Although they are all busy with multiple projects for the fair, you can tell they spent a great deal of time cooking and baking to prepare great entries. Here is a quick glimpse at what some…

There’s such a thing as a midday slump, but Thursday afternoon at Meadowlark Hills’ newly opened entertainment courtyard was hardly sleepy. With a live music performance featuring local artists underway and a snack buffet on the opposite end, those living in the retirement community enjoyed …

Elias Logan and Emily Kruse joined together in marriage on June 15 in the company of their families and friends at the Bride and Bauer in Kansas City.

Patrick Murphy Toy and Kendra Lof Reid announce their engagement.

Lorelle Casperson will celebrate her 104th birthday on July 31.

The Stockdale Reunion will be at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Keats United Methodist Church Annex. Those attending should bring a covered dish, paper plate, cup and silverware.

Bill and Rose Ditto from Wamego are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 8 with family.

Don and Carol Siemsen will celebrate their 60th anniversary Aug. 29.

Jerry & Cathy (Eckart) Ukena celebrated their 45th anniversary on July 20.

Where do bibles and rifles connect? That unlikely combination can be found in the history of Kansas, and particularly in one historic rural community church. This church is continuing to serve its members and its historic legacy.

Sadie May Howard was born July 2 to Alan and Katherine Howard of Manhattan.

Sarah Woodruff and Holden Cook were married June 29 at Little Piney Lodge in Hermann, Missouri.

Richard and Colleen Umscheid of Manhattan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren on a trip to Colorado in June. They will be celebrating with family during a private dinner at the beginning of August.

ALMA — Wine and cheese complement one another like… well, wine and cheese. From heady blends to soft and mild cheeses, the pairing options can be overwhelming and sometimes involve trial and error until you find a combo that tastes perfect together.

It wasn’t that large a wager. But someone in Hollywood has risked some money and a July release date on Kumail Nanjiani. And the name of the bet is “Stuber.”

The Mikey Needleman Band had a couple of powerful assets that helped them amuse the Arts in the Park audience Friday in a way they hadn’t been entertained at the earlier shows I’d attended.

Julie Roller and Ryan Weeks were married April 19 at Danforth Chapel, Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.