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  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Low funds, high enrollment affecting MATC’s programs

    Manhattan Area Technical College is experiencing growing pains. MATC enrollment is increasing rapidly, yet state funding has not matched that growth. The college currently has more than 1,300 students, an enrollment increase of 200 percent in nine years. Rob Edleston, MATC president and CEO, said the college

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Schools short of cash

    USD 383 has an expected budget shortfall due to enrollment projections not being reached. Budget director Lew Faust told the school board Wednesday that the district has to find $574,294 in savings within the budget. “Not what you want to have happen, but that’s where we

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | November 08, 2013

    Local students have soldiers covered with sock benefit

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    Things got a little crazy Friday at Bergman Elementary — but for a good cause. The school’s Crazy Socks Day brought out all of the colorful, striped, polka dot and superhero socks imaginable. Friday represented the kickoff of the Socks for Soldiers drive, which the

  • Columns |Manhattan High School | November 08, 2013

    Guggisberg: Kansas high school football playoff system needs work

    Grant.phatch

    When it comes to KSHSAA’s district and playoff system for football, there’s a lot to dislike. Each team is placed in a four-team district dictated mostly by geography, making some teams travel great distances while others play teams in their own backyard. But

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    An evening conversation: Good sport

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    During the few years I lived in Europe, the locals routinely asked about everyday life in America. There were dozens of questions, of course, but two subjects came up all the time. From their view across an ocean, these seemed to be the strangest things

  • Local | November 08, 2013

    Manhattan native sings at Carnegie Hall

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    Manhattan native Bridget Everett never expected to perform at Carnegie Hall. In contrast to the classical acts that tend to grace the venerable Carnegie stage, Everett’s career had always veered toward the low-brow. Her long-running one-woman show at a downtown bar in the Big

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 08, 2013

    Pawnee to help inmate rehab

    Director Shelly Williams told the county commission Thursday that Riley County Community Corrections will be partnering with Pawnee Mental Health Services to provide mental health treatment to some of corrections’ clients. The agreement between the two organizations will provide a full-time care coordinator to offenders

  • Arts, Leisure | November 08, 2013

    Youth ensembles to present concerts

    TOPEKA—-The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their fall concerts at 3 pm Sunday, November 17, at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall. Three youth ensembles will perform: Debut Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Sandquist; Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Rich Voth; and Youth Orchestra, conducted by

  • Arts, Leisure | November 08, 2013

    Rumble starts for Country Stampede

    The rumble has started as the Kicker Country Stampede gears up for another year of music. Headliners Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be joined by newcomers Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham and Tyler Farr.  Award-winning country star Joe Diffie,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 08, 2013

    KSU test detects dog virus earlier

    A new test developed at the Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory is leading to earlier detection of a severe —- and potentially fatal — virus that affects dogs, especially puppies. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious worldwide disease that involves both domestic and wild canines. It


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