K-State President Kirk Schulz told USA Today that recent changes allowing college athletes to have an additional $160 million in benefits will require “a little bit of trust.” Schulz, who also serves as chairman of the NCAA board of governors, was at the center of two
USD 383 Superintendent Bob Shannon will make the district’s case for more state cash Monday in Topeka, but first he needs to demonstrate to state officials how the district has “innovated and used efficiencies” to improve outcomes in district classrooms. The Manhattan-Ogden School District recently
A Riley County official on Thursday suggested commissioners propose a new statute to help collect back taxes. County counselor Clancy Holeman suggested that Riley County commissioners propose a statute to the Kansas Association of Counties that would require individuals to pay off delinquent property taxes
Riley County High School is starting a new school year with a new principal. USD 378 superintendent Nancy Meyer said the district placed Antoinette Root on administrative leave on July 31, but she didn’t give details on why the action occurred. Meyer said the district hired
The Manhattan-Ogden school board gave final approval to the district’s 2015-16 school budget Wednesday. The board unanimously passed the budget, which is set at $83.4 million. That’s an increase of $2.29 million, or 2.8 percent, from last year. The mill levy is set at 55.930 mills, an
Via Christi Hospital will begin reducing the number of exam rooms in its emergency department this week as the department undergoes construction. Officials expect patients to experience longer wait times for non-life threatening, non-urgent cases as a result. The project is an expansion of Via
Manhattan Town Center officials received consent from the city Tuesday to move forward with a 13-screen movie theater and other improvements. The Manhattan City Commission approved the sale of Manhattan Town Center and an amendment of the mall lease agreement. The current owner, UrbanCal Manhattan
Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic advisers Tuesday laid out a program to create a larger and more skilled workforce in the state. Brownback met with members of his economic advisory council at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan to discuss opportunities for economic growth
The city will examine the feasibility of neighborhood recreation centers and turning City Park Pool into an indoor facility. The Manhattan City Commission accepted the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan for the parks and recreation department during its Tuesday meeting. Commissioners also supported the feasibility studies.
After failing to respond to a formal records request from The Mercury last week, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said Tuesday that he didn’t see the request, sent via email, because it had gone to his email’s spam folder. Riat said his office
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