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  • Local |Education | August 22, 2013

    Board member apologizes for school’s condition

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    A USD 383 board member issued a public apology Wednesday to faculty members at College Hill Preschool for the condition of the facility. The apology, by board member Dave Colburn, came during the board’s review of a facility study by BG Consultants, which found that

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

    Parker testifies at his own murder trial

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of murder took the stand in Riley County District Court Thursday, acknowledging he fired his M4 rifle toward a clubhouse but saying he did not know that one of the bullets killed Frederick Beverly, a 21-year-old National Guardsman, in the

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

    Schuster employee indicted

    The office manager for a Manhattan physician charged earlier this year with illegally prescribing pain medications has also been indicted by federal authorities. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Wednesday of Sarah Harding-Huffine, 29. She is charged with one count of conspiracy to unlawfully

  • Local |Education | August 22, 2013

    MHS again posts above-average ACT test scores

    Manhattan High’s graduates once again outperformed the state and national averages on the ACT. Data for the 2012-13 senior class was released Wednesday, and USD 383 officials said MHS seniors had an average composite score of 23.1. That was a slight increase from the school’s 22.9

  • 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

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