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  • 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


    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    Commissioners move to hike parking fines

    It will cost drivers a bit more if they park illegally in the near future. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a reorganization and consolidation of parking ordinances. The change in parking fines for limited-time parking, no parking during designated times

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

    City awards contract for airport facility

    Design work will begin for a new facility to serve people on private planes at Manhattan Regional Airport. The Manhattan City Commission authorized on Tuesday a $70,000 agreement with Schultz Construction to start the first phase of the new fixed base operator (FBO) building. Schultz is

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2015

    County shifting to postcards for vehicle renewal notices

    Beginning in August, drivers will no longer receive motor vehicle renewal notice forms. Instead, the state will send out postcards that will instruct motorists to go online and print out their forms. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger originally had considered having the county take on

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 03, 2015

    K-State vet medicine graduate wins scholarship from Bayer

    A new doctor of veterinary medicine graduate from Wichita is Kansas State University’s recipient of a Bayer Excellence in Communication Award from Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health. Anna Champagne, who received her degree in May from the College of Veterinary Medicine, was among the

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    K-State making furlough plans

    Kansas State University officials are developing a plan to furlough employees if the Legislature doesn’t adopt a budget by midnight Saturday. In a letter to university staff, K-State president Kirk Schulz said the administration will provide guidelines for implementing potential furloughs in the next

  • Local |Education | June 02, 2015

    Board to consider cuts, pay increases

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider cutting some preschool assistant teaching positions while raising the pay for the remaining positions. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. Elisabeth Nelson, USD 383 director of early learning programs, is proposing using grant money

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