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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 24, 2014

    Appraiser: Property values up for 2013

    The Riley County appraiser has calculated a 3.4 percent increase in residential property value in the county for 2013. County appraiser Greg McHenry told the county commission Monday that the total value of residential properties in Riley County is about $3.2 billion, a 3.4 percent bump in the value

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 24, 2014

    Commissioners to discuss airport improvements

    City commissioners will discuss airport improvements during their work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The city administration is seeking feedback from commissioners about plans to build a new fixed base operator (FBO) facility on the airport’s east side. A full-service FBO facility houses a

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 24, 2014

    K-State management researcher studies performance review effects

    A critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, a Kansas State University researcher has found. By studying how people view positive or negative feedback, Satoris Culbertson, assistant professor of management, has determined that nobody — even people who are motivated to

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 24, 2014

    Las Vegas casino hospitality leader to speak at KSU Shugart Lecture

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and chief operating officer of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will present the 40th annual Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall at Kansas State University. The lecture is

  • Local | February 23, 2014

    Thrills plus tradition at 56th K-State Rodeo

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    Rodeo has always been a part of Sage Henderson’s life. Henderson’s father had participated in rodeos and passed on the life to his daughter. ‘There are pictures of me at two or three on horses,’ Henderson said. Henderson, a senior pre-veterinary student from

  • Local |Education | February 23, 2014

    USD 383 gets tax surprise

    About a quarter of USD 383’s employees didn’t have enough state tax withheld last year because of an error by the district. Associate Superintendent Bob Seymour said the district notified about 300 employees about the error, which started Jan. 1, 2013. “We really feel bad about it,”

  • Local | February 23, 2014

    Taking stock of poverty

    An initial event to help to quantify and address poverty in the community has its organizers thinking about their next moves. Everybody Counts took place for a 24-hour period at the end of January to serve those experiencing poverty through more than 40 service providers. During

  • Local |Business | February 23, 2014

    Weis, Willich honored at chamber meeting

    A real estate broker has been named Manhattan’s citizen of the year for 2013. Linda Weis was honored Friday night at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and banquet. The Lud Fiser Citizen of the Year Award, originally started in 1967, recognizes individuals

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 23, 2014

    Phillips, Hogan to run for Kansas House seat

    Two candidates have filed their candidacy in the race for the Kansas House of Representatives. Incumbent Tom Phillips will run for re-election in the Republican race, while Manhattan resident Dan Hogan will run for the Libertarian nomination. Phillips’ first term began in 2012. He currently serves

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 23, 2014

    Teaching assistants honored for work

    A Kansas State University doctoral student in family studies and a master’s student in geography are being honored for excellence as graduate teaching assistants. The university’s Graduate Student Council has selected Jaimee Hartenstein, doctoral student in family studies, Riley, and Kyleen Kelly, master’

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