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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2013

    County reduces tax increase

    The Riley County Commission completed a budget work session Monday that led to lowering the proposed property tax increase from 3.1 mills to 2.7 mills. But those proposed reductions came at a price: reductions in requested funding for several outside organizations. The net result is a proposed 2014

  • Food & Drink | July 02, 2013

    Traditional burgers, fries get a makeover for holiday


    The Fourth of July was always filled with fireworks and food in my home. It just wasn’t Independence Day without the standard burgers, hot dogs and my cousin throwing fireworks at me. It was not the most sophisticated event. But now that I’ve

  • Food & Drink | July 02, 2013

    Kebab special inspired by Asian street vendors


    The sound of sizzling coupled with the alluring smell of cooking meats can be heard outside of Manhattan staple Coco Bolo’s, 1227 Bluemont Ave., on Tuesday evenings with their street-side kebabs. The restaurant is serving Asian-style skewers from its patio on Tuesdays this summer from 5

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2013

    Three from K-State receive Fulbright scholarships

    Two new Kansas State University graduates and one undergraduate student will travel abroad within the next year as part of Fulbright programs. Rob Breeden, junior in biology and premedicine, Overland Park, received a Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship through the U.S.-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss sequestration effects

    The USD 383 school board will hear about the effects of sequestration on Title I funds during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The funds have been reduced by $120,795 or 11.03 percent for the 2013-14 school year. Title I funds are given

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2013

    Kansas to get additional support for retired soldiers

    The Kansas Board of Regents announced Monday that it is partnering in a new KanVet website to serve as a central, comprehensive resource for services the state provides to veterans. KanVet will connect veterans with higher education information and job searching tools designed specifically for

  • Obituaries | July 02, 2013

    Marilee Shogren

    Marilee Shogren, 83, of Manhattan died Monday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | July 02, 2013

    Marian Button

    Marian Lucille Button, 82, of Manhattan died Monday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.

  • Local |Traffic | July 02, 2013

    Roll-over accident on Deep Creek Road

    A St Marys man was hospitalized after overturning his car in the 2100 block of Deep Creek Road Monday evening. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Darrin Walter, 19, was driving his 2002 Honda passenger car eastbound on the road when he lost control, rolling over in the north ditch.

  • Letters | July 02, 2013

    Start Independence Day at Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On Thursday, July 4, the Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan will hold its annual pancake feed fundraiser at Pottorf Hall at the Riley County Fairgrounds from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This fundraiser allows us to provide support to youth groups in the Manhattan area.

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