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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2015

    3 local leaders favor tax cut repeal

    The Kansas Legislature returned to session Wednesday to fix a budget situation that local legislators said they haven’t faced before. Legislators need to address a $400 million shortfall in the 2016 fiscal year budget, which starts in July. To fill that gap, some area legislators called

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2015

    Commissioners discuss funding for road improvements

    Manhattan’s roads will require more money to repair in the future, city officials say. The Manhattan City Commission began discussions Tuesday about strategies for increasing street maintenance funding, including one that proposes linking a sales-tax increase for street improvements with money for an indoor

  • Local |Education | April 29, 2015

    Committee sends cut list to USD 383 school board

    A USD 383 budget committee ranked its list of priorities for $3.7 million in budget cuts on Tuesday for the Manhattan-Ogden school board next week. The board could decide to cut more or less than that amount, USD 383 business services director Lew Faust said Wednesday.  Members

  • April 29, 2015

    Manhattan man describes Nepal quake

    Ken Neils, of Manhattan, felt the earth shake in Nepal as he was working in a village during the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. “I’m more of the leader, so the leader needs to be calm, so we tried to keep everyone

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Insurance company sues former bar owners over unpaid bond

    An insurance company is seeking more than $40,000 from the owners of Last Chance Inc. for failing to repay a bond. In a three-page lawsuit filed on April 13 in Riley County District Court, Washington International Insurance Company alleges it issued a $44,000 surety bond to Peter Anderson

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Local hotels aim to boost weekday visits

    Hotel owners need more weekday business. Manhattan Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a recent lodging and convention survey during the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s quarterly report. Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and chairman of the CVB steering committee, said hotels

  • Editorials | April 29, 2015

    A festival worth sampling

    With the weather warming nicely and chances for rain this weekend more scattered than certain, many area residents will probably be looking for excuses to get outside. There’s the yard, of course. There’s fishing, boating, parks or simply watching clouds waft across the

  • Columns | April 29, 2015

    Join battle against Parkinson’s

    As National Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to an end, I would like to share information about the disease. An estimated 4 million to 6 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease, including about 1 million Americans. However, the disease likely affects others who are not accurately

  • Arts, Leisure | April 29, 2015

    Russian ballet troupe delights McCain crowd


    The town was largely deserted last Sunday. A good portion of the few people still around made their way to K-State’s McCain Auditorium to see the penultimate show of the school year’s series, the ballet “Don Quixote.” Performing was the Russian National Ballet

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 29, 2015

    Foreign military officials tour Fort Riley

    Military representatives from more than 30 countries are visiting Fort Riley this week. The officers continued their visit Wednesday as part of the “Spring 2015 Foreign Military Attache Orientation” event, which will last through Thursday. The officers will have the opportunity to interact with Fort Riley soldiers

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