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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    2 vet students place second in essay contest

    Two Kansas State University veterinary medical students recently placed in the 2015 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society. The competition’s winning essays included those penned by the university’s Ellen Kim, Denver, Colorado, and Stephanie Liao, Pleasanton,

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 04, 2015

    Phillips questions unbalanced budget

    A local state House representative questioned the logic of passing an unbalanced budget. The Kansas House passed a $6.4 billion budget bill Wednesday with a 64-48 vote. However, the Legislature has not yet passed a tax bill, and the budget has a $400 million shortfall. Rep. Tom

  • Local |Education | June 04, 2015

    Board names turf for coach Lew Lane

    Manhattan High School principal Greg Hoyt, and others in the room, shed a few tears as he talked about his former football coach Lew Lane at Wednesday’s school board meeting. Hoyt asked the Manhattan-Ogden school board to approve naming the Bishop Stadium playing field

  • Local | June 04, 2015

    Neighborhoods to join in Manhattan Day

    Residents will celebrate the neighborly spirit of the city’s founders with block parties this weekend. Saturday is Manhattan Day, the 15th annual celebration of the city’s beginnings. The event honors the way that two groups of settlers in the middle of the 19th

  • Local |Education | June 04, 2015

    Board cuts positions, boosts pay for assistant teachers

    USD 383 will employ fewer assistant preschool teachers, but the district will pay more for those positions. After preschool director Elisabeth Nelson told of problems trying to get a credential for assistant teachers required under the Kansas Preschool Program grant, the Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday unanimously

  • Local |Business | June 04, 2015

    Area home sales continue to climb

    Residential home sales continue to rise in Riley County, and the median sale price is so far outpacing 2014. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that his office logged 453 home sales through May, an increase of 45, or 11 percent, from the same time period in 2014. The

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 04, 2015

    Regional council seeks new senior planner

    The Flint Hills Regional Council delivered some bad news — and then some good news — over the past few days. First, the intergovernmental organization announced that senior planner Jeff Adams had resigned to take a job in St. Marys, Georgia. Since the FHRC has been struggling

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2015

    International unmanned vehicle systems board elects K-State Salina staff member

    SALINA — Kansas State University Salina’s unmanned aircraft systems program continues to demonstrate its leadership in the industry with the election of one of its staff members to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, board of directors. Mark Blanks, UAS program manager,

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    USD 383 granted more tax power

    Sixty-four percent of voters gave their approval for USD 383 to raise its local option budget authority up to 3 percentage points. Voters cast 8,731 mail-in ballots in the election that ended at noon Tuesday. The turnout of nearly 36 percent was well above the April election turnout of 16

  • Local |Education | June 03, 2015

    Manhattan delegate wins state office in mock government

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    A Manhattan High School student was elected as the commissioner of insurance of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday. Joshua Schwartz, who will be a senior, beat Luke Lozenski of Leavenworth in Tuesday’s election. Held annually on K-State’s campus, Boys

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