• Local |Government, Politics | August 07, 2013

    City approves $131M budget for 2014

    City commissioners unanimously supported the 2014 city budget Tuesday, but only after making a couple of last-minute changes. The $131 million 2014 budget is about $9 million (6.6 percent) higher than this year. The levy will remain at its current 43.44 mill rate, but taxes for most property owners will still

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 07, 2013

    Commission to reconsider plan for Peace auditorium

    Commissioners informally agreed Monday to reconsider plans for remodeling the Peace Memorial Auditorium. The decision to reconsider a 4-1 June Commission vote to move ahead with the remodeling came during discussions preceding Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. The remodeling has been on hold since the

  • Obituaries | August 07, 2013

    Daniel Hinkin

    Doctor Daniel Hinkin, 58, died August 5, 2013, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information.

  • Obituaries | August 07, 2013

    Dean Wyant

    Dean Wyant, 75, Junction City, died Sunday, August 4, at his residence. He was a retired Command Sgt. Major with the US Army.

  • Obituaries | August 07, 2013

    Phyllis Cusic

    Phyllis Cusic, 71, Topeka, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at a local hospital.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 07, 2013

    Mindfulness may help children focus in the classroom

    A Kansas State University child/adolescent counselor says a process used to help adults with anxiety disorders may also have a place in the classroom, helping children keep their focus on the subject at hand. Karrie Swan, assistant professor of special education, counseling and student

  • Editorials | August 07, 2013

    Making a dent in childhood obesity

    It would be easy to dismiss as an aberration the news that the rate of obesity among preschoolers in many states, including Kansas, has declined. After all, the declines were small, with just five states and the U.S. Virgin Islands reporting declines of at

  • Letters | August 07, 2013

    There is much we will miss about this caring community

    To the Editor: My husband, our one-month old daughter and I came to Manhattan nearly 27 years ago with his new job at KSU. We were young and very excited about our new life in Manhattan. At that time, we really did not look beyond that

  • Football | August 07, 2013

    Hubert ready to carry the load in 2013

    This time last year, John Hubert said he wanted to rush for 1,000 yards. He came up 53 yards short. The year before he rushed for 970 yards. This season, Kansas State’s senior running back still wants to reach the 1,000-yard milestone, but he just isn’t

  • Baseball | August 07, 2013

    Hill gets new five-year contract

    After guiding the Kansas State baseball program to its first conference title in 80 years, coach Brad Hill got a new contract on Tuesday. The Big 12 Coach of the Year signed a new five-year contract worth $1.46 million, increasing his average compensation from $235,000 to $292,000. Hill, who signed

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