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  • Local |Education | August 22, 2013

    Board finalizes budget, increases salaries for classified employees

    The USD 383 school board finalized its 2013-14 budget Wednesday. The $94 million budget contains a 52.464 mill levy, an increase of 2.019 mills from last year. Factoring in average valuation changes, the average homeowner will face an increase of property taxes from about $997 to about $1,070. A business property

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 22, 2013

    County refinances debt

    Riley County commissioners refinanced the county debt Thursday, an action they believe will save taxpayers around $69,000. County officials opened three bids for the refinance proposal, the lowest coming from Country Club Bank of Kansas City. The interest rate was 2.28 percent. Other bidders were UMB, 2.293 percent,

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 22, 2013

    Four candidates named for city position

    Four finalists have been named in the city’s search for a new assistant city manager. The four are: Adam Bentley, administrative assistant to the city manager in Iowa City, Iowa; Christina Burns, assistant to the village manager in Clarendon Hills, Illinois; Joseph Cronin, assistant

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    Retrial set in Horne case

    A retrial was set Wednesday in the case of Levertis Horne, the man accused of a home invasion and shooting in October 2012. At a hearing Wednesday afternoon in Riley County District Court, the retrial was set for Feb. 3, with jury selection on Jan. 31. The trial

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    House fire causes $50,000 in damage

    A house fire early Thursday morning in Manhattan caused an estimate $50,000 in damage. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a single-family residence at 721 Osage Street at 1:57 a.m. Thursday. They found “heavy fire” on the front of the structure, according to a press release from

  • Local |Business | August 22, 2013

    Meadowlark receives award

    Meadowlark Hills retirement community was honored for its person-centered care during a ceremony Thursday morning. The award was Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes — the PEAK award — which is given to nursing homes for “successfully implementing culture change,” according to a press release. Shawn

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 22, 2013

    K-State, Barton County sign reverse transfer deal

    The typical educational journey often starts with a student earning a community college degree and then moving on to a four-year institution.  In a progressive move, Barton Community College and Kansas State University have made it easier for students to transfer credits in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 21, 2013

    Commission approves Thurston zoning

    City commissioners gave their final approval on the rezoning for two lots on Thurston Street by a 4-1 super-majority vote. City staff and the planning board previously recommended that commissioners deny rezoning of 1021 and 1027 Thurston St. from an R-2 residential district with a traditional family

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    Rezoning passes for new McDonald’s


    City commissioners unanimously approved a request from McDonald’s Tuesday to rezone a tract near the corner of Fourth Street and Bluemont Avenue from an R-2 family residential district to a C-5 highway service commercial district. Eric Cattell, assistant director of planning, said the rezoning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    Wife: Accused troubled

    The wife of a Fort Riley soldier accused of murder testified under cross-examination Wednesday that her husband had psychological problems around the time the crime was committed. Daniel Parker, 26, is accused by the state of shooting a semi-automatic M4 rifle at a motorcycle clubhouse off

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