Fifth-grade teacher LeAnne Thomas became the middle of a mass hug of her 66 students Friday following the conclusion of the 25th annual Westward Movement program. It would be her last one. The students hugged Thomas after the announcement of her retirement. Thomas, since she began
The people behind school bake sales might have to get a little creative and find other ways to fundraise starting in the fall… at least during the school day. New federal health and wellness guidelines will restrict foods that can be sold during the school
Q: Does Manhattan’s mayor have any more authority than the other four city commissioners? Wynn Butler fights routinely to hold down the city’s budget – so now that he’s mayor, can he use any additional power to push his favorite issue?
Whether two of three young girls allegedly raped by a Fort Riley man last year should be required to testify in person at his trial was a point of contention during a hearing Thursday in Riley County District Court. County Attorney Barry Wilkerson argued that
The parking situation at Manhattan Regional Airport continues to change. The loop in front of the terminal has been opened completely again, but other areas have been taken away. Airport Director Peter Van Kuren said half of the rental car parking area has been taken
Dan Hogan, a former candidate for the Manhattan City Commission, has withdrawn his candidacy as the Libertarian Party nominee for the 67th District of the Kansas House of Representatives seat. Hogan, 32, announced his bid for the nod in February. “Previously I announced my candidacy
The second annual GROW Green Match Day efforts raised $226,935.62 for 32 endowed funds of local nonprofit organizations Tuesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation event brought a total of 887 gifts from the community through donations onsite at Colony Square Atrium and online, according to the organization’s
The second half of 2013 property taxes are due Monday in Riley County. Normally, they are due May 10, but because that falls on a Saturday, offices will not be open and taxpayers will get an extra day to pay. County Treasurer Eileen King said $44.5 million has
Riley County police on Thursday released the names of the people involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon that injured one person. The incident took place at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Daeshawn Bryant, 18, 1358 Flint Hills Place,
After an hour of discourse, the USD 383 school board gave final approval in a 5-2 vote on Wednesday to including sexual orientation and gender identity in its non-discrimination policy. The two categories would be included in a statement in the district’s student and employee
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