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  • Local |Education | November 10, 2013

    USD 383 teachers receive project funds

    Sixteen teachers in Manhattan received funding for school projects posted on the website, DonorsChoose, from US Cellular through the Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier funded $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. Locally, the teachers received a total of $12,701.42.

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 10, 2013

    Service to honor Westmoreland man

    WAMEGO — Funeral services are Thursday for a 35-year-old Kansas soldier killed in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Warren Robertson, of Westmoreland, died Sunday while deployed in the Logar province of Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Robertson died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked

  • Local |Business | November 08, 2013

    Allegiant’s inaugural Manhattan flight takes 133 to Phoenix Mesa

    Phoenix map final.phatch

    It was worth the wait. After a seemingly endless build-up, a planeload of folks headed for the Arizona sunshine finally zoomed out of Manhattan Regional Airport Thursday afternoon. Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight from Manhattan to Phoenix-Mesa carried 133 generally pleased passengers off to the desert.

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Low funds, high enrollment affecting MATC’s programs

    Manhattan Area Technical College is experiencing growing pains. MATC enrollment is increasing rapidly, yet state funding has not matched that growth. The college currently has more than 1,300 students, an enrollment increase of 200 percent in nine years. Rob Edleston, MATC president and CEO, said the college

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Schools short of cash

    USD 383 has an expected budget shortfall due to enrollment projections not being reached. Budget director Lew Faust told the school board Wednesday that the district has to find $574,294 in savings within the budget. “Not what you want to have happen, but that’s where we

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | November 08, 2013

    Local students have soldiers covered with sock benefit

    Bergmansocks.phatch

    Things got a little crazy Friday at Bergman Elementary — but for a good cause. The school’s Crazy Socks Day brought out all of the colorful, striped, polka dot and superhero socks imaginable. Friday represented the kickoff of the Socks for Soldiers drive, which the

  • Local | November 08, 2013

    Manhattan native sings at Carnegie Hall

    Everett a8

    Manhattan native Bridget Everett never expected to perform at Carnegie Hall. In contrast to the classical acts that tend to grace the venerable Carnegie stage, Everett’s career had always veered toward the low-brow. Her long-running one-woman show at a downtown bar in the Big

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 08, 2013

    Pawnee to help inmate rehab

    Director Shelly Williams told the county commission Thursday that Riley County Community Corrections will be partnering with Pawnee Mental Health Services to provide mental health treatment to some of corrections’ clients. The agreement between the two organizations will provide a full-time care coordinator to offenders

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 08, 2013

    KSU test detects dog virus earlier

    A new test developed at the Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory is leading to earlier detection of a severe —- and potentially fatal — virus that affects dogs, especially puppies. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious worldwide disease that involves both domestic and wild canines. It

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 07, 2013

    Eastes named director of parks deparment

    Eddie Eastes has been named the new director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Manhattan. City manager Ron R. Fehr announced the appointment on Thursday. Eastes was selected from an initial pool of more than 55 applicants in a national search, and chosen from

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