Area school district officials left Topeka unclear on what information mattered when making requests for additional funding from the state. After reviewing “extraordinary needs” requests on Monday, the State Finance Council approved more than $6 million in additional funding to 35 school districts, including Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 and
Despite the alarm bells sounding on Wall Street, local analysts say they are actively not panicking. After losing 1,000 points early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 588 points down. U.S. stocks surged Tuesday morning after China cut interest rates in response to
Manhattan’s new free bicycle-share program is up and rolling. Linda Mays, executive assistant to Ward Morgan, CivicPlus CEO, said the Green Apple Bike Share Program began Sunday. The program uses white beach cruisers labeled with the program’s logo. The first 12 bicycles are at
The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next in line when the party
Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to the official bid opening at 10
A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity for Riley County and beyond.
Riley County commissioners will submit proposed legislation to the Kansas Association of Counties pushing for repeal of the state-imposed tax lid that limits the amount of funding counties can collect through property taxes. The tax lid requires city and county governments to hold special elections
USD 383 submitted a document to state finance officials Monday outlining why it should receive special funds over other districts. The district asked the State Finance Council for $498,000 in “extraordinary need funding” to offset the cost of teaching 108 additional students this year. It is one of 38
It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting. Her passion may have arisen at an unlikely time, but it has nonetheless changed her life in more ways
An October trial has been set for an Ogden man accused of a June 2 aggravated assault on an law enforcement officer. Timothy Flanagan, 29, has a jury trial set for Oct. 30 after pleading not guilty on Monday at Riley County District Court in front of Judge
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