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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2015

    New programs requesting alcohol funds

    The Manhattan City Commission questioned the necessity Tuesday of funding two new programs using alcohol funds. The commission had a work session to allow agencies to present their funding requests. The Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee requested $542,112 from the special alcohol fund, an increase of $71,264

  • Local |Education | June 24, 2015

    Kids learn science behind rocket cars, green screen

    A class of USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden students made, tested, refined and raced water rocket cars Wednesday. The students were participating in the 2015 STEM Summer Institute, a day camp experience through June funded with the help of a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity Grant

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 24, 2015

    Man arrested again for sex-related crime

    A Manhattan man arrested last week for attempted sex crimes with a teenager has been arrested again for related crimes. Scott Perry, 54, 3016 Kimball Ave., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for attempted sex crimes and solicitation. Police said the warrant stemmed from a February incident

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 23, 2015

    Leaders flip lids over state’s tax cap

    Area legislators and local government officials expressed their disapproval of the upcoming property tax lid Monday during an intergovernmental meeting. Within the $384 million sales-tax increase passed by the Kansas Legislature to balance the budget is a property tax lid on local government and school districts,

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2015

    Hospital’s minimum wage bump adds $220K to EMS budget

    A minimum wage hike to $11 per hour for some emergency workers through Via Christi’s parent company, Ascension, will account for a budget increase for Riley County Emergency Medical Services by $220,00 annually. The wage increase, announced May 21, starts in July and applies to the starting

  • Local |Education | June 23, 2015

    USD 383 Board to consider buying new Head Start bus

    USD 383 might get a 65-passenger bus to transport Head Start children if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves a recommendation this week. The school board will consider the purchase at a meeting Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The regular business meeting starts at 6:30 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2015

    Man pleads to attempted murder in April shooting

    A Manhattan man charged in connection with an April shooting near Aggieville pleaded no contest to attempted murder Monday afternoon as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Dontay Tabron, 21, pleaded no contest to one charge of second-degree attempted murder. In exchange,

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 23, 2015

    Budget bill glitch worries Pottawatomie commissioners

    A glitch in the final funding and budget bill passed by the Kansas Legislature has Pottawatomie County commissioners scrambling to get their representatives to the state capitol one last time. If the glitch isn’t fixed at this Friday’s sine die (official closing) session,

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 23, 2015

    Pottawatomie County Commission approves new office facility

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for a new 4,800-square-foot office facility just west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Military Trail Road. John Keller, county planner, and Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, presented the plan on behalf of Shilling Construction,

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 23, 2015

    Board president voices concern with block grant funding

    The lack of education finance formula talk this legislative session had two people worried Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon. The state will replace the current school finance formula with block grants for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, with plans to create a new finance

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