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  • 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

  • Local |Education | August 07, 2014

    Enrollment numbers up at event

    Central Enrollment numbers for the Manhattan-Ogden school district this year were the highest in the event’s 11-year history. According to the numbers, 3,469 students were enrolled at Central Enrollment on July 30, which is 20 more than in 2013. USD 383 Superintendent Bob Shannon discussed the data with the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 07, 2014

    Resident encourages Lewis write-in campaign

    Lewis.phatch

    Less than 48 hours after Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis found out he lost his Republican primary bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson on Tuesday, Lewis found support in the commission chambers Thursday morning. During the public comment segment of the commission meeting, a resident

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 07, 2014

    Russian food sanctions likely won’t affect Kansas

    Kansas wheat and beef exports likely won’t be affected by Russia’s decision on Thursday to impose a ban on most food imports from the West. The Associated Press reported that the unexpected sweeping move comes in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine and will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 07, 2014

    Drug bust results in three arrests for meth, cocaine

    An ongoing investigation into methamphetamine, cocaine and controlled substance distribution in the Riley County area netted three arrests following drug busts on Wednesday and Thursday. The Riley County Police Department reported Thursday morning that officers arrested Eric Lipp, 43, and Catherine Hopkins, 45, both of 2108 Mike Place,

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