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  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    It’s back to school for USD 383 bus driver trainees

    Bus 2.phatch

    High school students avoid riding the school bus if they can, but about 80 adults have deliberately returned to the school bus … to drive. That’s how many bus drivers USD 383 currently has, and they’re training even more for the upcoming school year. Transportation director

  • Local |Education | August 09, 2013

    Marriage proposal interrupts meeting

    The approximately 750 USD 383 employees who gathered in MHS’s Rezac Auditorium got the expected start-of-the-school-year orientation, and then some. They also witnessed a marriage proposal. During the normal introductions that accompany such sessions, Michelle Jones, the district’s communications coordinator, called Emily Dossett, director of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 09, 2013

    Defendant takes stand in home invasion trial

    A Manhattan man accused of armed robbery took the stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.  Levertis Horne, 22, acknowledged going to the apartment where the victims lived in an effort to buy marijuana, but denied being armed at the time. Horne is being tried

  • Local | August 09, 2013

    Need a DD? Business will get you — and your car — home safely

    Act4safety 2

    A new service in Manhattan is out to combat driving under the influence by getting people —and their vehicles — home safely. ACT4Safety, or Alternative Consumer Transportation, opened its doors last week. Steve Milton, CEO and owner of the company, got the idea for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 09, 2013

    KSU vets give 5 tips on how to protect pets during a flood

    Hundreds of homeowners across the country are either preparing or recovering from a flood. That makes for a stressful situation for residents and their furry friends, too. “It’s traumatic on pets,” said Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health

  • Editorials | August 09, 2013

    A novel way to fight drug cartels

    We suspect few Americans give much thought to Uruguay. It’s a small South American nation with about 3.3 million people, and its capital is Montevideo. Uruguay is on the Atlantic Ocean and is sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil. None of that is remarkable, or even

  • Columns | August 09, 2013

    Organic crops are often better

    I generally enjoy reading the columns by Mary Mertz. I applaud her efforts to raise awareness of local farming and of the availability of local food in our community. However, I need to correct some factual errors in her column last week under the headline, “

  • Football | August 09, 2013

    Offense could open up with new QB

    Collin Klein had a knack for lulling opponents to sleep at times last season, doing what he did best, being patient. Slowly and methodically, Klein orchestrated long drives, racked up first downs on his way down the field. Without much flash, it proved to be

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2013

    Board approves $94 million plan for 2014, but some members think it shrinks reserve too much

    USD 383 board members Wednesday approved a $94 million 2014 budget on a split vote. The budget, which contains a 52.464 mill levy, was one of three considered during Wednesday’s meeting. The vote was 4-3 with opponents expressing concern that it reduced the district’s reserve fund too

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 08, 2013

    Building commission debate continues

    A member of the community made a case for creation of a Public Building Commission during Thursday’s meeting of the Riley County Commission. Ed Krieger, who identified himself as a retiree, told commissioners the county has much more infrastructure than most people think. He

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