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  • Local |Education | December 19, 2013

    USD 383 board weighs benefits of having virtual school program in-house

    A new USD 383 virtual school would involve a three-year build-up, officials said Wednesday during the school board meeting. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4 meeting. The board gave

  • Local |Business | December 19, 2013

    Manhattan 6th most ‘exciting’ small city

    Manhattan has more to cheer about than just football., a real estate blog, ranked Manhattan as one of the “Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” According to the site, Manhattan ranked sixth out of the 140 cities with populations of 50,000-60,000 nationwide. The bloggers

  • Arts, Leisure | December 19, 2013

    Christmas events galore on last weekend before holiday


    This is the final weekend to shop before Christmas. But take time to enjoy these events this weekend. With its timeless story, “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” is based on the 1947 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. And the Historic Columbian Theatre is

  • Manhattan High School | December 19, 2013

    MHS wins five-team home swim meet

    The Manhattan High swimming and diving team took to the pool for the final meet before Christmas break, and ended the semester on a high note, winning the five-team meet on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians won with 372 points, followed by Salina Central

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    EMS director discusses role in incidents

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman outlined the role of EMS in two incidents that occurred last week. Couchman told the county commission that members of his staff responded to a shooting incident at Quality Inn & Suites on Dec. 10 and several car

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 19, 2013

    Helicopter crash victims identified

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    MPO addresses issues with funding deadlines

    Paying the bills might be an issue for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization in January. Bill Clark, secretary to the organization, asked the governing bodies to consider amending the board’s fiscal agreement to require that payments be made by local governments no later

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    K-State architecture students earn top honors at annual design forum

    Five architecture students earned honors at Kansas State University’s 15th annual Bowman Design Forum. The Dec. 11 forum, sponsored by Manhattan architecture firm Bowman Bowman Novick Inc. and hosted by the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, brings internationally acclaimed architects to campus to discuss

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    College of Ed honors undergrads for outstanding work with 7 future teacher awards

    Outstanding work as undergraduates or their potential as future teachers has earned seven new graduates awards from Kansas State University’s College of Education. The students received the awards at the college’s commencement ceremony Dec. 14 on the Manhattan campus. The awards presented included the

  • Obituaries | December 19, 2013


    Tony Allan Sump, 72, Randolph, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 1, 1941 in Manhattan, the son of Wesley Allan and Marie Kay (Nanninga) Sump. On Sept. 15, 1961 in Peach Grove, he

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