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  • Columns | August 08, 2014

    Tuesday’s ‘almost’ revolution

    Electoral politics are remarkably stable. Incumbents win re-election 90 percent of the time.  Money, especially early, is an excellent success predictor. Change comes slowly, mostly because the personnel seldom changes. So when change happens, it seems like a revolution has occurred. Nothing changed after Tuesday’

  • Volleyball | August 08, 2014

    Brand named preseason All-Big 12

    Following a standout freshman campaign, redshirt-sophomore Katie Brand was named to the Big 12 Preseason Volleyball Team, the conference announced Thursday. Brand was one of two setters selected to the conference’s preseason team, joining Oklahoma junior Julia Doyle, who was unanimously selected. A native of

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2014

    ONE ON ONE: Regionalism is here to stay, Stith says

    Garystith.phatch

    FORT RILEY — If you look up the word “regional” in a handy dictionary, the definition will be pretty standard. But if you apply the same word to area governance and planning, you’re going to find an organization fighting to maintain enough altitude to avoid

  • Local |Education | August 07, 2014

    District approves mill levy increase

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board moved the district’s budget forward Wednesday with a 0.04 mill levy increase from last year, a figure less than the initial proposal. Under the newest proposal, the mill levy would be set at 52.49 mills.  A mill is $1 in tax for

  • Local |Education | August 07, 2014

    Enrollment numbers up at event

    Central Enrollment numbers for the Manhattan-Ogden school district this year were the highest in the event’s 11-year history. According to the numbers, 3,469 students were enrolled at Central Enrollment on July 30, which is 20 more than in 2013. USD 383 Superintendent Bob Shannon discussed the data with the

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2014

    Resident encourages Lewis write-in campaign

    Lewis.phatch

    Less than 48 hours after Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis found out he lost his Republican primary bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson on Tuesday, Lewis found support in the commission chambers Thursday morning. During the public comment segment of the commission meeting, a resident

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 07, 2014

    Russian food sanctions likely won’t affect Kansas

    Kansas wheat and beef exports likely won’t be affected by Russia’s decision on Thursday to impose a ban on most food imports from the West. The Associated Press reported that the unexpected sweeping move comes in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine and will

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 07, 2014

    Drug bust results in three arrests for meth, cocaine

    An ongoing investigation into methamphetamine, cocaine and controlled substance distribution in the Riley County area netted three arrests following drug busts on Wednesday and Thursday. The Riley County Police Department reported Thursday morning that officers arrested Eric Lipp, 43, and Catherine Hopkins, 45, both of 2108 Mike Place,

  • Editorials | August 07, 2014

    ‘Tax inversion’ bigger than Walgreens

    As it turns out, the “corner of happy and healthy’ will not, as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois recently speculated, be “somewhere in the Swiss Alps.” Walgreens, whose ads tout it as “the corner of happy and healthy,” will be happy for the

  • Letters | August 07, 2014

    Community effort has been invaluable to Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum

    To the Editor: Education and fun rolled into one! The Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum has made exceptional progress in recent months, all thanks to the support and continuous generosity of various people and places in the Manhattan community. As the school year rolls around,


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