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  • Local |Business | August 10, 2014

    Fun tools for new school year

    A celebration for parents and a dread for some students, the summer’s nearly over and it’s time for kids to go back to class and hit the books… and also get the books. Back-to-school shopping has been in full swing for weeks and

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Manhattan native graduates from Spring Arbor University

    SPRING ARBOR, Mich. —Spring Arbor University announced that Peter Ramunda of Manhattan received a bachelor’s degree in history during commencement exercises on May 17. He is the son of Bruce and Rosemary Ramundo Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a Christian liberal arts institution

  • Local |Education | August 10, 2014

    Student named to dean’s list at Benedictine College

    ATCHISON — Maree Lehman of Manhattan made the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2014 at Benedictine College. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the dean’s list. Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students

  • Local | August 08, 2014

    Pools to close for season

    If you believe summer starts with the opening of the pools, there’s some bad news on the horizon. The closing of local swimming pools will take place this weekend, their typical closing time each year. Officials have said they can’t keep pools open

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2014

    Teacher contracts finalized

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved negotiated teacher contracts Friday morning in a unanimous vote. Some of the major changes in the contracts include a 2-percent compensation package increase, a $450 increase on base salary and an agreed-upon due process procedure for teachers.  Due process, or

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 08, 2014

    Does EMS charge patients for ambulance calls even if they don’t end up taking a ride?

    Ambulance.phatch

    Q: If an ambulance is called but the injured person elects to not be transported, does the ambulance still charge a fee? What is included in the 911 emergency services fund that is paid for by taxpayers?

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2014

    Trumpet instructor wins contest, lands spot in music video

    Just say it’s another “trumpet call” to success for Kansas State University’s Becki Walenz. The instructor of trumpet in the university’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, has won a national contest and will be featured in a music video for singer-songwriter

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2014

    Program lets public choose prize-winning business

    A grand prize valued at $50,000 will be on the line for the 10 business startups of Kansas State University’s Launch a Business, or LAB, program. The winner will be selected at the LAB Launch Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the K-State Alumni Center.

  • 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

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