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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 28, 2014

    City looks to lower proposed tax hike

    City commissioners agreed on Tuesday that the current version of the 2015 budget raises taxes too high. Tuesday’s work session was the first discussion of the city’s preliminary budget of $135 million, which would be an increase of nearly $4.25 million or 3 percent from this year’

  • Local |Education | May 28, 2014

    Area students named National Merit Scholars

    Three area high school students were among the 8,000 winners announced Wednesday as National Merit Scholars. Jack Keeley of Manhattan High School, Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School and Hunter Seech of Junction City High School received the honor, worth $500 to $2,000 annually for up to

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 28, 2014

    City to put street maintenance tax on ballot

    The city plans to ask the voters for a sales tax increase for street maintenance. The ballot question would appear in either November 2014 or April 2015. Commissioners currently have four options to consider: 5-cent sales tax increase to generate $500,000; 10-cent sales tax increase to generate $1 million; 15

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Man to undergo mental evaluation

    A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk, wrecking that vehicle and then attempting to steal another vehicle to drive away from the scene will undergo a mental health evaluation. On Tuesday, Riley County Judge William Malcolm granted a request from 37-year-old

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2014

    Hotel owners concerned about falling occupancy

    Hoteliers spoke Tuesday about their growing concern with declining occupancy rates. “Occupancies are going down, which is a fact,” said Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn. “Rates are going to be shortly coming behind.” Colin Noble, owner of Noble Hospitality, said many

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Judge appoints lawyer for shooting suspect

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday appointed a public defender for a Manhattan man suspected of shooting and injuring another man at a convenience store earlier this month. Although it’s not been decided which public defender will represent Daeshawn Bryant, 18, Judge William Malcolm granted

  • Editorials | May 28, 2014

    CEO pay news is losing its luster

    Maybe it’s too soon to tell, but there hasn’t been much of a public reaction to news that median pay for America’s CEOs in 2013 exceeded $10 million. Even if half of America’s corporate chiefs made less than the median of $10.5 million, you’

  • Local | May 28, 2014

    Blood drive hits close to home for local couple

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    The Manhattan Community Blood Drive is set for Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall and this year the event hits close to home with a local family. Brandi and Dustin Stoddard, both K-State graduates, went through a nightmare no parent wishes to experience, but donated

  • Obituaries | May 28, 2014

    GLADYS A. McHUGH

    Gladys A. McHugh, 83, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living, in Blue Rapids. Gladys was born Sept. 15, 1930, at LaGrange, Ga., to Albert D. and Ophilia V. (Gable) Grice. Survivors include two sons; Kenneth L. Coggins and wife Jane of Blue Rapids,

  • Letters | May 28, 2014

    Sanctimonious hypocrisy is now a major U.S. export

    To the Editor: The Obama administration has taken obfuscation of the truth and reality to the pinnacle of deceit. Cyberspying has now become an international crime, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder puts violators on a “Most Wanted” list while ignoring the fact that


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