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  • Local |Education | July 24, 2013

    Mill levy increase likely in USD 383 budget

    USD 383’s mill levy will increase by at least 2.048 mills, according to the budget options from the school board Wednesday. The board didn’t make a decision on the budget during the meeting, but they were presented funding options by budget director Lew Faust. All

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2013

    For teachers, summer school equals trips into the state’s soybean fields

    Summer school might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but for Kansas teachers, it is opening up their eyes to a new world of wonder — soybeans. About a dozen teachers from across Kansas recently spent three weeks at Kansas State University’s

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2013

    $117,000 bound for 26 local organizations

    Twenty-six local organizations are putting more than $117,000 in grants to use after the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announced them as recipients in the annual distribution of Grants for Greater Manhattan. The community foundation distributed a record amount to the non-profit organizations, which competed to obtain

  • Local | July 24, 2013

    Barber hopes to clip some fellow racquetball players


    Manhattan is becoming a popular training ground for those wanting to compete in the Olympics. Former K-State athlete Erik Kynard won the silver medal in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This week Roger Allerheiligen, owner of Campus Hair Styling,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2013

    Online communication class helps students resolve conflict

    Knowing how you and others respond to conflict can help reduce the severity and frequency of conflict while making communication exchange more productive, according to Sarah Riforgiate, assistant professor of communication studies at Kansas State University. This summer, Riforgiate will teach a new online course,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2013

    Fund to benefit Wabaunsee County area students

    George Bowers, Mesa, Arizona, has made a planned gift to Kansas State University to establish the Pat and Clarice Bowers Family Scholarship. The scholarship, in honor of Bowers’ parents, is part of his estate plans and will be distributed to the university at a future

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 23, 2013

    Historic board asks city to rethink renovation plan for City Hall auditorium

    Following an emotionally charged discussion, members of the city’s Historic Resources Board unanimously recommended Monday that a study be performed on alternatives to the city’s plan to renovate Peace Memorial Auditorium in City Hall. The problem, board members concluded, was the impact the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2013

    Man to face trial in death of child

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby by shaking the child to death was bound over for trial in district court Tuesday morning. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm on the charges of first degree murder and

  • Local | July 23, 2013

    One last time (probably not), MHS Class of ’43 convenes


    One thing you could say about the Manhattan High class of 1943: The surviving members are dedicated to having a good time. Seventy years and 13 reunions following their war-era graduation, they’re back together again. The class first reunited to mark its 10th anniversary, and has

  • Local |Education | July 23, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss mill levy

    The USD 383 school board will discuss its mill levy options for the first time during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. USD 383 will need at least $804,795 in additional funds to pay for already approved staffing additions and make up

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