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  • Local |Education | April 20, 2014

    FHCS senior receives music scholarship

    The Goshen (Ind.) College Music department has recommended Kenan Bitikofer of St. George for a $4,000 Music Achievement Award scholarship. It is renewable for each year the student pursues a music major or minor. The scholarship   is for musical excellence in talented and developing musicians.

  • Local |Education | April 20, 2014

    Sixth graders compete in state geography bee

    Two Manhattan elementary school students went to the Kansas State Geography Bee on April 4 in Abilene. Casey Gritton, the son of Joe and Heather Gritton, from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and Aislinn Kinsella, the daughter of Nicole and Kieran Kinsella, from Bergman Elementary School competed

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 20, 2014

    MHS student awarded K-State scholarship

    Lane Sorell of Manhattan was recently awarded a Henry J. Putnam scholarship from Kansas State University for the 2014-2015 school year. Sorell is the son of Dr. Sean and Lisa Sorell. The renewable scholarship recognizes academic and leadership achievements. K-State has awarded 11,000 academic scholarships for

  • Local |Business | April 20, 2014

    Premier Chiropractic to have grand opening Tuesday

    Premier Chiropractic and Wellness will have its grand opening from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at its new office at 324C Southwind Place in the Seth Child Commons. Those who attend will have refreshments, a tour of the office, and a chance to win prizes. The

  • Local |Business | April 20, 2014

    Houtz of Golf USA wins national award

    Golf club fitting pioneer, Ping Golf Co. has named Brad Houtz to its top 100 National Fitters of the Year for 2013. The award salutes those who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities. Houtz

  • Local |Business | April 18, 2014

    Officials warn of mortgage fee bill effects

    Forsale.phatch

    Plenty of folks in Riley County are confused, angry and struggling to see any reason for a proposal to eliminate a fee on mortgages. Riley County counselor Clancy Holeman was so adamant about the possible perils of the measure, known as Senate Bill 298, that during

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2014

    Officials: Tax increase may not make up for cuts

    USD 383 is projecting a tax increase of 1.14 mills for property owners next year. But even with the tax increase, the budget appears ready to decrease and might require spending cuts. The mill levy would rise from 52.46 to 53.60 based on increases in three areas of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 18, 2014

    Award to College of Vet Med alumnus helps two students earn scholarships

    An award to a Kansas State University veterinary medicine alumnus is helping two current veterinary students. Tera Barnhardt, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, Satanta, and Aaron Schaffer, third-year veterinary medicine student, Fairbury, Ill., are each receiving $1,000 scholarships from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. The scholarship awards

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2014

    Fliter: Time to reconsider sales tax funds

    USD 383 school board vice president Leah Fliter said it might be time to reconsider using sales tax funds for the school district. USD 383 requested in February to discuss budgets during the city of Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County joint meeting Thursday. Prior to the 2012

  • Local |Education | April 17, 2014

    Board weighs in on teacher tenure, sexual orientation

    USD 383 Board of Education members voiced their opinions about the tenure portion of the state legislature’s school finance bill Wednesday. The board also voted to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy. No member spoke in favor of House Bill 2506, which

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