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  • Local | August 09, 2013

    Need a DD? Business will get you — and your car — home safely

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    A new service in Manhattan is out to combat driving under the influence by getting people —and their vehicles — home safely. ACT4Safety, or Alternative Consumer Transportation, opened its doors last week. Steve Milton, CEO and owner of the company, got the idea for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 09, 2013

    KSU vets give 5 tips on how to protect pets during a flood

    Hundreds of homeowners across the country are either preparing or recovering from a flood. That makes for a stressful situation for residents and their furry friends, too. “It’s traumatic on pets,” said Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2013

    Board approves $94 million plan for 2014, but some members think it shrinks reserve too much

    USD 383 board members Wednesday approved a $94 million 2014 budget on a split vote. The budget, which contains a 52.464 mill levy, was one of three considered during Wednesday’s meeting. The vote was 4-3 with opponents expressing concern that it reduced the district’s reserve fund too

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 08, 2013

    Building commission debate continues

    A member of the community made a case for creation of a Public Building Commission during Thursday’s meeting of the Riley County Commission. Ed Krieger, who identified himself as a retiree, told commissioners the county has much more infrastructure than most people think. He

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2013

    Parents protest silencing of 7th grade choirs

    It was a doleful tune that seventh graders and their parents sang for USD 383 board members Wednesday night. In brief, there is no room for them in the middle school choir program. Several students and parents told the board that rising demand among eighth graders

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 08, 2013

    Victim takes stand, saying burglar was after marijuana

    Witness testimony continued Thursday in a trial for a Manhattan man accused of armed robbery in an October 5, 2012, home invasion. Levertis Horne, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2013

    Alumni give $10 million to business college

    Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, gave a $10 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2013

    Dean honored as chemical society fellow

    Peter Dorhout, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Kansas State University, has been selected as a 2013 American Chemical Society fellow and will be recognized at the society’s upcoming fall national meeting in Indianapolis. “This is an honor

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2013

    K-State to host native grasslands conference

    Nearly 200 researchers, students, ranchers and conservationists will gather in Manhattan Aug. 12-14 for the biennial America’s Grasslands Conference. The event will focus on the status, threats and opportunities facing America’s declining grasslands. It is the first time for Kansas State University to host

  • Local |Education | August 07, 2013

    School board approves 2014 budget

    On a split vote, the USD 383 Board of Education Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a 2014 budget that includes a 2.095 increase in the property tax levy. Board members Curt Herrman, Dave Colburn, Pat Hudgins and Marcia Rozell comprised the majority. Board members Leah Fliter, Aaron Estabrook

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