Starting in October, 290 more USD 383 employees will gain access to the district’s health insurance program offered to full-time employees, according to a school district official. The newly covered employees include some bus drivers, paras and aides, and those who work a variety of jobs
WASHINGTON — For the first time since the 2011 Budget Control Act put in place a series of automatic spending cuts, President Barack Obama might be in the best bargaining position to move the debate his way, toward more domestic and defense spending. And that’s with
The Manhattan Country Club is reducing services and increasing dues to address debt problems, according to a letter to members. The club informed members that it would reduce clubhouse hours during the winter months and close food and beverage service early on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Sales tax numbers are up in the city’s January sales tax report compared to last year. The report primarily reflects December spending. The report shows the city received $928,134 in sales tax revenue, a 3 percent increase from last year’s reported $900,991. The city had a
Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Aaron Messerla, Manhattan; Katherine Johnson, McPherson; Joshua Nelson, Salina; and Lauren Komer, Shawnee. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from Arizona, the scholarship is awarded
Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university’s Civic Leadership Scholarship. The finalists competed in an on-campus interview and recognition day Jan. 22. The competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs
Chances are that if you made a New Year’s resolution, you’ve already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope — a few simple steps can get you through
Preschoolers petted their way through the Kansas Day celebration at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Thursday. The center honored the state’s 154th birthday at its third-annual Kansas Day learning exploration with about 90 young students. The event also helped launch a new exhibition, “K
As budget cuts for USD 383 loom, two principals at Manhattan-Ogden schools asked the board of education Wednesday night to keep their at-risk programs safe. Elementary school principals from Woodrow Wilson, Marlatt, Lee, Ogden and Northview also updated the board about their students, telling of this
The Riley County Commission opened bids for a future county fire station on Thursday. The 6,000-square-foot Tuttle Creek Fire Station, 4520 Highway 13, is planned to replace the county’s current Tattarax and Tuttle Cove fire stations. Emergency management director Pat Collins said he was pleased to
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