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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2014

    Holeman: Watershed district has drawbacks

    Riley County commissioners agree that Wildcat Creek poses a danger of flooding, and if the circumstances align, rather costly flooding to property owners. How to approach a solution, though, is tricky, they said. Thursday morning County Counselor Clancy Holeman lined out some options, specifically the

  • Local |Education | July 03, 2014

    Fliter named school board president

    Officers for the USD 383 Board of Education were selected Wednesday evening. Former vice president of the board Leah Fliter unanimously won the board president’s position. She replaced Curt Herrman. Marcia Rozell was also selected unanimously to be vice president of the board. Members switched

  • Local |Education | July 03, 2014

    District budget down $800,000

    It looks like the school district’s operating budget will drop by nearly $800,000, according to projections released Wednesday evening at a USD 383 board of education meeting. The budget for the district’s two operational funds for the 2015 fiscal year could be $796,399 less than the 2014 fiscal

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2014

    1st RCPD citizen forum draws few attendees

    Rich Jankovich is hopeful that holding forums that are more relaxed than the monthly Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meetings will result in more opportunities for citizens and the board to communicate. On Wednesday, Jankovich, fellow board member Robert Boyd and Riley County Police

  • Local | July 03, 2014

    Wednesday’s high was coolest on record

    Temperatures were unseasonably cool in Manhattan Wednesday. The high temperature for the day was 72, which broke the record for lowest high temperature on record. The previous record for the coldest high was set in 1908 at 73 degrees. State climatologist Mary Knapp said the cooler temperatures were

  • Local |Traffic | July 03, 2014

    Kimball to be closed at night

    Nighttime travelers on Kimball Avenue will have to find a different route starting Sunday. Kimball Avenue from North Manhattan Avenue to Tuttle Creek Boulevard will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for approximately four to six weeks during the work week, Sunday through Thursday

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    KSU dietitian shares tips to keep weight off during Fourth

    This Fourth of July, enjoy the explosion of fireworks, but don’t let all the treats blow up your diet, says a Kansas State University dietitian. Amber Howells, director of the coordinated program in dietetics offered by the hospitality management and dietetics department in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2014

    Gilman scholar explores Japanese culture, wants to teach English

    Kansas State University’s newest Gilman scholar is using a first-time opportunity to further her plans to one day teach English in Japan. Khiana Harris, senior in anthropology and psychology, Kansas City, is spending eight weeks at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan, as

  • Local |Education | July 02, 2014

    Literacy program aims to prevent ‘brain drain’ over break

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    Local primary students have been counteracting summer “brain drain” through a literacy program. Manhattan kindergarten through third graders are enhancing their literacy skills during the break with AfterSchool KidzLit, put on locally by the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. On Tuesday, a group of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 02, 2014

    City nixes guest tax increase

    City commissioners said Tuesday that they didn’t support increasing the transient guest tax. There wasn’t a vote, but their comments essentially put an end to the proposed half-cent increase of the guest tax to increase revenue for the Flint Hills Discovery Center in 2015.

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