Manhattan-Ogden school district enrollment increased by 137 students in kindergarten through 12th grades from last year, according to an official count conducted Monday. Including preschoolers, the increase was 156 students. “We weren’t expecting this number of new students,” USD 383 Associate Superintendent Robert Seymour said. “We’ve
Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis has decided not to organize a write-in campaign for his District 1 seat. Lewis lost his reelection bid to 21-year-old K-State student Ben Wilson in the Republican primary on Aug. 5. “I have been approached by countless friends, neighbors, associates and acquaintances
Pottawatomie County will have several major road and bridge projects popping onto its radar screen in the coming weeks. Leu Lowrey, public works director, told county commissioners Monday that bid letting for two of the projects — construction of a bridge on Flint Rock Road and
The public can provide input Wednesday on the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization’s regional transportation plan. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan will cover portions of Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties including Manhattan and Junction City. An open house will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran tried to go unnoticed in visit to a K-State agricultural policy class Monday afternoon. He comes to professor Barry Flinchbaugh’s class nearly every year — without notice — surprising the teacher and his students. On Monday, Moran (R-Kan.) was incognito sitting
A student at Manhattan High School died Monday evening in what Riley County police confirmed was a suicide. Alexander Bascom, an 18-year-old senior, died of asphyxiation at his residence, Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said. The incident was reported at 7:19 p.
Low- and moderate-income homeowners are eligible to apply for funding from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Learn more about the program online at http://www.cityofmhk.com/housingrehab. Funds can be used to make home repairs and improvements that homeowners may not
Manhattan Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center through Oct. 3. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: • If they’re ready to pass the GED test • The skills they need to work
The number of Manhattanites using public transportation continues to rise. Anne Smith, director of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency — otherwise know as aTa Bus — told Riley County commissioners Monday that 29,881 people took advantage of the service in August. That is a large increase from 2013’
A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according
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