Saturday, May 28, 2016


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  • Local |Education | May 27, 2016

    USD 405 principal final Rock Creek super candidate

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed another superintendent candidate on Friday. Kevin Logan, principal of USD 405’s Lyons Middle School since 2008, is the third and final candidate to replace Superintendent Darrell Stufflebeam.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 26, 2016

    County officials set tax sale date

    Riley County officials have set a tentative date for the county’s upcoming tax foreclosure sale later this year. Barring any changes, the auction will take place Sept. 27.

  • Local |Public Health | May 26, 2016

    Riley County hires Green to lead health department

    Riley County officials have chosen a new director for the county’s health department. Jennifer Green, currently a student at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Public Health, will assume the position in August.

  • Local |Education | May 26, 2016

    Holcomb super 2nd Rock Creek candidate

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed another superintendent candidate on Thursday. Jean Rush, superintendent of USD 363 Holcomb since 2011, is the second of three candidates to replace Superintendent Darrell Stufflebeam.

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2016

    May sales tax surges, revenue flat for year

    Manhattan received 7 percent more in sales tax revenue this May than it did in May 2015.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 26, 2016

    County to consolidate zoning, subdivision regulations

    Riley County will combine its zoning and subdivision regulations into one comprehensive code. The county has hired a community development consulting company called LSL Planning based in Northglenn, Colorado, to oversee the process.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 25, 2016

    City seeks to lower proposed mill levy

    The Manhattan City Commission wants to lower the preliminary 2017 mill levy. The commission had its first work session Tuesday for the 2017 budget development process.

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Former KSU RB Joe Hall urges students to be their best

    The children of Manhattan can be whatever they want as long as they reach out and use the resources at their disposal, Joe Hall told students at Frank Bergman Elementary during their final day of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Ellis super candidate for RC job

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed the first of three candidates for the district’s superintendent position on Wednesday.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2016

    K-State alumni to be inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

    Two retired U.S. Army officers who were commissioned through Kansas State University’s Army ROTC program will be inducted into the national Army ROTC Hall of Fame on June 10.

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    School district aiding police in investigation

    USD 378 officials are working with police to investigate a report of inappropriate contact between a school employee and a student.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    K-State raising hike in tuition to 5.81%

    To address state cuts to higher education, K-State is proposing tuition rates for the 2016-17 school year that are higher than the increase it announced last week.

  • Local | May 24, 2016

    City, Northview pools to open Saturday; officials haven’t set date for CiCo Pool

    Pool season starts Saturday, but access to all of the city’s pools will be delayed. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Saturday, but city officials haven’t determined an opening date for CiCo Pool.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 24, 2016

    Road fix comment riles commission chair

    Tempers flared at Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting when the chairwoman suggested a fellow commissioner proposed a “quick fix” road solution to bolster his re-election chances.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    UNL names K-State professor dean of architecture

    Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture and product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has accepted the position as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 24, 2016

    Bikers hospitalized after interstate wreck

    Three motorcyclists were hospitalized after a multi-motorcycle wreck on I-70, north of Alma, on Monday.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    County to rewrite zoning guidelines

    Riley County Planning and Development officials will rewrite the county’s zoning and subdivision guidelines in coming months.

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2016

    Speaker encourages MHS graduates to work together

    Nathan McClendon apologized to his classmates because he does not believe any of them are special.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    Initial 2017 budget calls for $10M increase

    The Manhattan City Commission will have its first budget work session Tuesday.

  • Local |Business | May 23, 2016

    DVD rental store Digital Shelf to close May 31

    The DVD rental store’s last day will be May 31. It will stop renting on Wednesday and remain open after that to sell the rest of its DVDs and furnishings.

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