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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 14, 2015

    KSU program selects 14 startup ventures to help

    The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University has selected 14 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the university’s second Launch a Business program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program, receiving much-needed

  • Local |Business | May 13, 2015

    Bigger planes to land at MHK in September

    Larger airplanes will arrive at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Sept. 9. Airport director Peter Van Kuren gave information on Tuesday about this and terminal expansion activities to the Manhattan City Commission during its work session. Commissioners received an update on progress of top city projects

  • Local | May 13, 2015

    Board weighs options to save former church

    WAMEGO — Nearly five years after housing its last Catholic mass, the future of the former St. Bernard’s church in Wamego is still uncertain. The church — now referred to by some as the “stone building” because it no longer houses a congregation — was originally scheduled

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 13, 2015

    Mayor wants city to add sexual orientation to policy

    Mayor Karen McCulloh gave her support Tuesday for adding sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. “I really think it’s time that we just add sexual orientation to our list of things that we don’t discriminate against,” she

  • Local |Education | May 13, 2015

    Magazine lauds Rock Creek High School


    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

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2015

    Blue Key awards scholarships to K-State students

    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,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2015

    KSU students part of first-place team in Innovation Challenge

    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 12, 2015

    Mail-in election to begin

    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.

  • Local |Education | May 12, 2015

    Board to weigh additional staff cuts

    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

  • Local | May 12, 2015

    Pool parties on hold as city addresses lifeguard shortage

    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.

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