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  • Local |Business | September 06, 2013

    Tax service offers seminars on new health care law

    Liberty Tax Service is hosting Health Care Reform for Individuals. The seminar is free and will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Tax Service, 100 E Bluemont Ste. G in Manhattan. Come learn the impact of the new Affordable Care Act and how it

  • Local |Business | September 06, 2013

    Marriage for Keeps offers relationship workshop series

    The public is invited to attend a series of relationship workshops next week. Marriage for Keeps, a project of Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas and its Love Letters from Kansas public awareness campaign, invites those living in Manhattan to Get a GRIP (Great Relationships in

  • Local |Education | September 05, 2013

    East campus, preschool to be topics at retreat

    The USD 383 school board will focus its fall retreat on the conditions of the Manhattan High east campus and College Hill Preschool. Board members decided to focus on those topics during their regular meeting Wednesday. The retreat will continue discussions regarding the two buildings that

  • Local |Education | September 05, 2013

    Fort Riley named top middle school in nation

    Fort Riley Middle School has been named the top middle school in the country — the first time a school on a military installation has received the honor. The National Association of Middle School Principals announced this week that it had selected Fort Riley Middle School

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 05, 2013

    Holeman wary of tax bill

    Riley County commissioners are preparing to fight a measure likely to resurface in the 2014 Kansas Legislature that would reshape operations of the Court of Tax Appeals, jeopardizing county tax receipts in the process. County counselor Clancy Holeman told commissioners that the bill, which was introduced

  • Local |Business | September 05, 2013

    Riley ranks among fastest growing counties in nation

    Riley County was recognized as the 15th fastest growing county in a recent nationwide study. The study was conducted by a group at, a comparison website based in San Francisco. Divya Raghavan, a senior analyst at NerdWallet, said the study considered employment, population

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 05, 2013

    ‘That’s what she said’: Lessons from TV

    Educators seeking to explain supply and demand to economics students need look no further than fictional Princess Unicorn dolls. Dan Kuester, director of economic undergraduate studies at Kansas State University, says a popular TV show may open the door to understanding numerous economic principles. Kuester,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 05, 2013

    Rape reported in Manhattan

    A rape that occurred several months ago in Manhattan was reported to the Riley County Police Department Sept. 4. According to a report from RCPD Officer Matthew Droge, the victim is a 20-year-old woman, and the suspect is someone known to her. The report said this

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 05, 2013

    Voting rights expert to speak

    An expert on the Voting Rights Act will speak as part of Kansas State University’s fall 2013 Dorothy Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series. Reginald “Reggie” Robinson, Washburn University professor of law, will present “Supreme Court Reconsiders Voting Rights Act: Broken Law or Broken Promise?” at 7

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 05, 2013

    Spur ride harkens to medieval times

    A Fort Riley unit is planning a competition based on those conducted by knights in medieval times. The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, is scheduled to conduct its first Order of the Spur since their redeployment earlier

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