Rock Creek is the No. 1 high school in Kansas, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report released this week. Criteria for the ranking included assessment scores, Advanced Placement (AP) participation, class sizes and college readiness. “We’re extremely proud of this
Kansas State University’s chapter of Blue Key, the senior honorary, has awarded scholarships to several students for the 2015-2016 academic school year. A premier honor society, Blue Key recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship,
Kansas State University students Ashley Coleman, junior in computer science, Colby, and Miriam Cox, junior in information systems, Manhattan, are members of the first-place winning team in the recent ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge. The challenge is a two-day event in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where 16 college students across
Mail ballots go out Wednesday asking USD 383 voters whether to increase the school board’s taxing authority. The mail-in election will decide whether to raise the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education’s local option budget (LOB) authority by 3 percent of the district’s state financial aid.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider possibly notifying more administrators that USD 383 intends not to renew their contracts. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room. State
The Manhattan Department of Parks and Recreation isn’t yet taking reservations for pool parties because of a lack of lifeguards. Angie Sutton, parks and recreation community relations director, said officials had hired only 69 certified lifeguards for City, CiCo and Northview pools as of Monday.
After increased security measures at Fort Riley caused entry delays that brought traffic on Interstate 70 to a standstill Monday, lines to enter the post receded to normal levels Tuesday morning. On Monday, long lines at the Henry gate stretched onto I-70 in both directions, according
A Manhattan man who pleaded no contest in March to an October double kidnapping and aggravated robbery was sentenced Monday afternoon to nearly six years in prison. Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Ortegas Tune, who was 26 at the time of the incident, to 71 months for
Pottawatomie County commissioners got to know their new fire supervisor Monday. Jared Barnes, on his first day on the job after being hired to replace Bruce Brazzle, gave commissioners a brief background of himself and his firefighting background. Barnes has been in the fire service
Nearly 100 Kansas State University students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the most prestigious all-discipline honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. The
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