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  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Mercy Regional to become Via Christi Hospital in sale

    Hospital.phatch

    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 27, 2014

    Model U.N. team captures awards

    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

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2014

    Manhattanite wins jackpot

    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 27, 2014

    Noted architect to speak

    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.

  • Local |Education | February 27, 2014

    Board considers diversity position

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2014

    Online program vote scheduled

    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).

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2014

    Commission seeks better strategy for lobbying

    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

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2014

    Sales tax receipts called ‘good news’

    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

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | February 26, 2014

    Governor honors Wilson school

    Spt 9597.phatch

    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”).

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 26, 2014

    City ponders even split on joint fund with university

    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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