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  • Columns | July 03, 2014

    Candor lacking on state budget

    Kansas tax revenues continue their decline below projections — another $28 million in June. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan is still trying to use the impact of federal tax law on capital gains to justify the $338 million Kansas revenue shortfall at the end of the 2014 fiscal year

  • Letters | July 03, 2014

    Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the way for our freedom. Our

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    KSU dietitian shares tips to keep weight off during Fourth

    This Fourth of July, enjoy the explosion of fireworks, but don’t let all the treats blow up your diet, says a Kansas State University dietitian. Amber Howells, director of the coordinated program in dietetics offered by the hospitality management and dietetics department in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    Gilman scholar explores Japanese culture, wants to teach English

    Kansas State University’s newest Gilman scholar is using a first-time opportunity to further her plans to one day teach English in Japan. Khiana Harris, senior in anthropology and psychology, Kansas City, is spending eight weeks at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan, as

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2014


    Darold O. Ukena, 91, died Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a lifelong resident of the Manhattan area. The family provided some of the following information. Darold was born in Greenleaf on June 7, 1923. He was the son of Gerhardt

  • Arts & Leisure | July 03, 2014

    Pancake feed, Sundown Salute and more

    Manhattan might not have Thunder Over Manhattan, but we do have pancakes. And lots of them! The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring its annual Pancake Feed from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The feed features pancakes, sausages, juice

  • Golf | July 03, 2014

    Three Wildcats named All-American Scholars

    Three Kansas State women’s golfers — Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Gianna Misenhelter and Scotland Preston — were each named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars team for the 2013-14 season. Some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, the 664 student-athletes named to

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2014

    Literacy program aims to prevent ‘brain drain’ over break

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    Local primary students have been counteracting summer “brain drain” through a literacy program. Manhattan kindergarten through third graders are enhancing their literacy skills during the break with AfterSchool KidzLit, put on locally by the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. On Tuesday, a group of

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    City nixes guest tax increase

    City commissioners said Tuesday that they didn’t support increasing the transient guest tax. There wasn’t a vote, but their comments essentially put an end to the proposed half-cent increase of the guest tax to increase revenue for the Flint Hills Discovery Center in 2015.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2014

    Commission bans open carry in 42 city buildings

    City commissioners unanimously approved banning the open carry of firearms in 42 buildings during their meeting Tuesday. The vote was 4-0; commissioner John Matta was absent from the meeting. Tuesday was the official start of changes in the state’s gun law. Government entities are allowed

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