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  • Local |Government, Politics | August 07, 2014

    ONE ON ONE: Regionalism is here to stay, Stith says


    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


    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,

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 06, 2014

    Lewis attributes county commission loss to low turnout


    In the Republican primary race for the District 1 Riley County Commission seat, 21-year-old Ben Wilson pulled a shocker on Tuesday when he defeated incumbent Dave Lewis by a margin of 66 votes, 615-549. Lewis, who’s also the public-address announcer for Kansas State University sporting events

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 06, 2014

    Further cuts keep mill levy nearly flat

    The city commission approved the 2015 budget on Tuesday. The 2015 budget is $134.13 million with a mill levy of 43.942 mills, an increase of $3.34 million and 0.586 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Considering the average home valuation has increased 2.3 percent,

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2014

    KDHE suspends daycare

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued an emergency order of suspension to Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road. The department announced the suspension Tuesday. The action came about because of events that occurred on April 14. The department received a complaint that Lesa

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 06, 2014

    Citizens’ group concerned about NBAF safety following safety lapses at CDC

    After three safety breaches in the past two months at federal laboratories, a citizen spoke to the city commission about her concerns with Manhattan’s future federal lab. Sylvia Beeman, a spokesperson for the citizen group Biosecurity for the Heartland, spoke during the public comment

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