Say farewell to Mercy Regional Health Center. No, Manhattan’s signature, 150-bed hospital isn’t going anywhere — but it officially changed ownership on Friday. Mercy now belongs fully to Via Christi Health, a Catholic, not-for-profit organization of medical facilities that is the largest health care
Kansas State University’s Model United Nations team has successfully returned to competition. The team won three awards at the 54th Midwest Model U.N. Conference in St. Louis, Feb. 19-22. It was the first Kansas State University team to compete at a regional Model
A Manhattan resident won half a million dollars in Monday night’s Super Kansas Cash drawing. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, matched all the numbers on a quick pick ticket for a jackpot of $563,881, the Kansas Lottery announced Wednesday. The lucky Super Kansas
A noted San Diego architect will be the speaker for the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. Jonathan Segal, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, will present “Architect as Developer” at 4 p.
The USD 383 school board declared during its winter retreat Wednesday that it wanted to see an increase in its diversity efforts. The discussion was sparked initially by a voice in the community. Jurdene Ingram, the mother of two USD 383 students, argued during a November board
The USD 383 school board is ready to vote on whether the district starts its own online education program. Following the board’s winter retreat on Wednesday, a vote was scheduled for the March 5 meeting to decide the fate of a proposed Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP).
Following the Northeast Kansas County Commissioners’ brainstorming and cooperative planning meeting Tuesday, the Riley County Commission is discussing how to make more impact with state legislators. “We need a different strategy,” said commissioner Bob Boyd. At its regular meeting Thursday, the commission pondered how to
Bernie Hayen, Manhattan city treasurer, called February’s sales tax collection “nothing but good news.” The city received a distribution from the state of $1,848,773 for the month – basically reflecting sales in December when adjusted for lag time. That represents a bump of roughly 5.5 percent from
While waiting on Gov. Sam Brownback to arrive Tuesday afternoon, the Woodrow Wilson Elementary students served as the warm-up act for the ceremony in their honor. They sang the school song and told jokes (Q: “What do you call a sleeping bull?” A: “A bulldozer”).
City commissioner Wynn Butler suggested Tuesday that the commission look into a 50-50 split of the city-university fund. He said the concept would involve the city and Kansas State University each getting half the fund and determining what to do with the money on their
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