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  • Mars is now a bit more habitable

    Moviegoers might disagree, but NASA’s announcement that water — salty water — exists on Mars is more important than the movie “The Martian,” which opens Friday and in which Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet. Movies can .

  • Manhattan-Ogden enrollment up slightly to 6,030 K-12 students Classroom.mercury

    Enrollment at Manhattan-Ogden schools has increased by 17 students in kindergarten through 12th grades since last year, according to the district’s official census, conducted last week. Historically, USD 383 would receive a slight bump in state aid for its enrollment increase. .

  • Rock Creek’s student body mimics region’s growth

    The Rock Creek school district saw a nearly 5 percent increase in enrollment from last year. District superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said the recent census for this school year indicate 991 students in USD 323, an increase of 43 students from last year’s 948. Stufflebeam .

  • Leaders focus on tax lid repeal

    Local government officials spoke Monday about getting the message out concerning a property tax lid repeal. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, local governments and school districts will be required to have an election if property tax increases exceed the rate of inflation. Riley .

  • Commission waives policy to fast-track housing development

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners made an exception to their subdivision regulations Monday to expedite continued residential construction in Blue Township. With units of three subdivisions coming online soon, commissioners agreed to temporarily forgo its policy of requiring adjoining arterial roadways to .

  • Trial on hold as prosecutors appeal ruling on blood test

    A Manhattan man’s trial is on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge’s decision to suppress the results of a blood test that indicated the presence of marijuana, methamphetamine, amphetamine and other drugs. Ryan Routson, 33, is accused of involuntary .

  • Next Symphony to take place at Chase County ranch

    The 2016 Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event will take place on private land in Chase County on June 11. Edward Bass, a rancher with extensive interests in Texas and Kansas, will host the 11th-annual event on his “South Clements Pasture.”  “.

  • Make me the boss and we’d fix what’s ailing baseball Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Let’s see, what can we talk about as the Royals stagger through the final week of the regular season? It looks very much like Toronto (42-14 since July 28) will continue to bash monstrous home runs to go with its .

  • Rossville man reaches plea deal in bicyclist’s death

    A Rossville man has pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide, thus avoiding a jury trial that was scheduled to take place last week. Derik Kesler, 33, struck and killed bicyclist Mark Jilka, 49, Manhattan, with a 2007 Dodge pickup in .

  • Police identify suspects in campus graffiti case

    Three K-State students suspected of vandalizing campus property turned themselves in Monday night. Cassie M. Enright, 21; Joanna Pineda, 20; and Jon D. Groskurth, 20, turned themselves in at the Kansas State University Police Department at 8 p.m., according to a press release .

  • Join the Circle and help end poverty in Manhattan

    To the Editor: More than 50 million Americans, including 16 million children, live in poverty. That number continues to rise at an alarming rate, and it doesn’t just affect those who are poor. Poverty is linked to societal problems such as .

  • Indians take second at league tourney

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team rebounded from a tough performance last week to take second place at the Centennial League tournament at Topeka’s Lake Shawnee Monday afternoon. The Indians shot a 377 to bring home second place behind Washburn .





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