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  • Local |Education | January 21, 2015

    Three file for Riley County school board seats

    Three people filed on Tuesday to run for seats on the Riley County school board, and they said the April 7 election could give the district a fresh start. Randy O’Boyle of Manhattan, USD 378 school board incumbent; Shane Allen of Leonardville; and Kyle Bohnenblust of

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2015

    Board to consider College Hill upgrades

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider accepting a bid to make the entrance to College Hill Preschool more secure. USD 383 administrators will recommend the board accept a $174,769 bid from Cheney Construction in Manhattan at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. The project is the first of

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 20, 2015

    Is Manhattan one of the most hung-over cities?

    Q: Why was Manhattan the fourth most hung-over city, according to Business Insider? A: Step aside, old men. I’ll handle this. Business Insider rang in the new year with a count of the 25 most hung-over cities in America. This year, Manhattan came in at

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2015

    After 36 years with USD 383, Seymour retiring on July 1

    USD 383 Associate Superintendent Robert Seymour has submitted his letter of retirement, effective July 1. Seymour began his career with USD 383 in August of 1979 and worked for the district for 36 years. “Working for the district has been a great opportunity, and I’ve always loved the roles

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2015

    Rock Creek admin finalist for Auburn-Washburn job

    Rock Creek Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam is a finalist for the head education administrator at Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437. The USD 437 school board is reviewing applications for the successor of retiring superintendent Brenda Dietrich. Superintendent of Rock Creek USD 323 for the past 10 years, Stufflebeam earned his

  • Local |Business | January 19, 2015

    Bigger planes could be ahead for airport

    OVERLAND PARK — Bigger planes — and fewer flights — could be ahead for Manhattan Regional Airport as it closes in on the final phase of its terminal expansion. Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Saturday at a retreat for area chambers of commerce that the airport could

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 19, 2015

    Commission to address floodplain issues

    The Manhattan City Commission will address floodplain issues on Tuesday that need sorting out because of changes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood mapping. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will vote on approving the first reading of

  • Local |Obituaries | January 19, 2015

    Longtime librarian/historian Walton dead at 77

    Geraldine Walton, longtime librarian and historian of the local black community, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan at the age of 77. Walton worked at Manhattan Public Library for 34 years, more than half of which she spent as head reference librarian. But

  • Local | January 18, 2015

    As domestic violence awareness increases, police try new tactics

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    When K-State student Marylouise Kelley first sought help from a domestic violence advocate, all she brought with her were her two children, a backpack full of textbooks and two paper bags holding their clothes. Kelley said she and her children stayed at the Crisis Center,

  • Local | January 18, 2015

    Local kids search for youthful elixir in ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’

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    Some area children might have discovered hidden talents during a week of practice and a Saturday performance at the Manhattan Arts Center. The Missoula Children’s Theatre stopped in town to give kids the chance to act in an original production called “Blackbeard the Pirate,”

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