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  • Board sets hearing for 2016 budget

    Local taxes for support for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district are set to rise with just one more approval left. The Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday unanimously approved a notice of a hearing at 6:20 p.m. on Aug. 19 for the fiscal year 2016 .

  • Officials: Potential Wildcat Creek buyouts would be voluntary

    Officials said on Wednesday any buyouts to limit flood damage along Wildcat Creek would be voluntary. Area residents and officials crowded into Manhattan City Hall Wednesday evening to discuss a grant application that, if successful, would provide up to $40 million .

  • Dreiling: to fix GOP primary, add bracket-style competition

    Dave Dreiling thinks he can fix national politics. Or at least, he has a nifty idea. “To start with, they ought to change the format of the Republican presidential primary,” said the owner GTM Sportswear. “Make it like the NCAA .

  • Manhattan July sales tax receipts mostly flat

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for July is on par with the total from the same month last year, according to a report Thursday from the city. July sales tax collections, which reflect the previous month’s sales, totaled $895,315, down .

  • City names interim attorney after Bill Raymond’s departure

    Bill Raymond, the city attorney for Manhattan, is no longer employed by the city. Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers said that Raymond’s employment with the city ended on Tuesday. Hilgers declined additional comment because it is a personnel matter. .

  • ‘Bureaucratic’ mistakes matter

    The headline at the top of Wednesday’s USA Today was alarming: “Bioterror lab faced secret sanctions.” The subhead offered no consolation: “Kansas State facility repeatedly violated safety rules, feds say.” Troubling indeed. That’s the kind of story that .

  • ABLE Act a potent new asset for persons with disabilities

    To the Editor: While 16-year-old Rachel Mast dreams of a pink house, her mother, Jawanda, dreams of a savings account for Rachel that will enable her to make that house a reality. Starting next year, that dream of a tax-free .


    Russell “Miles” Hodges, Jr., 31, Wamego, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Wamego. Miles was born on June 24, 1984, to Russell and Amy (Sexton) Hodges in Manhattan. Miles is survived by his father of St. George; three daughters, Parisa Hodges and Amani Hodges, Utah, .

  • Leonardville’s Hullabaloo, ‘RENT’ and more

    Leonardville, home of Merlin Potts, world champion horseshoe pitcher, and Jordy Nelson, Super Bowl champion and Green Bay Packer, will host its annual Hullabaloo: Still Making Strides Showing Our Pride. Thunder in the Ville, a Mid America Truck and Tractor .


    Jack Glenn Haller, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information Jack was born to Haunce J. and Clara Hanne Haller near Randolph on June 27, 1923. He .


    Opal Mae Sprecker Humbert, 89, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on April 25, 1926, in Forest City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Monroe T. and Stella (.

  • Wade impresses early

    Dean Wade didn’t take a shot. This is what Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber recalls about Wade’s first time playing pick-up games on campus two years ago. Move forward to today and Wade is Weber’.


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