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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 26, 2013

    Police activity in Manhattan

    The Riley County Police Department released a statement Friday afternoon regarding police activity in Manhattan Friday morning. “Today, the Riley County Police Department with the cooperation of multiple surrounding jurisdictions participated in a drug enforcement operation,” the statement read. More details will be released as

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | July 25, 2013

    Proposed school district tax hikes range from 2 mills upward

    USD 383’s property tax levy will increase by at least 2.048 mills, according to budget options reviewed by the school board Wednesday. Budget director Lew Faust presented board members with four options during the meeting, all of which represented an increase from last year’s levy

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 25, 2013

    Riley County budget adjustments looming

    The Riley County Commission may have to amend budgets for the capital improvement, road and bridge and building funds. Johnette Shepek, the county’s budget and finance officer, presented the June budgets for CIP, road and bridge, economic development and building fund budgets. The CIP

  • Local | July 25, 2013

    4-Hers win awards at 2013 Riley County Fair

    Here are winners announced Thursday at the Riley County Fair. Dog Division Agility: Champion, Payton Baker, Kennel Club; Reserve Champion, Anna Culbertson, College Hill. Rally-O: Champion, Megan Ritter, Randolph Ramblers; Reserve Champion, Michaella Wahl, Leonardville Hustlers. Obedience: Champion, Katherine Culbertson, College Hill; Reserve Champion, Anna

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 25, 2013

    Suspect arrested for burglary

    The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man July 16 after a school was burglarized and damaged in late June. William Joseph Ledeboer, 21, Maple Hill, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. The county’s sheriff Doug Howser said a school employee

  • 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,

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