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  • Local |Education | May 01, 2014

    MHS assistant principal resigns

    Manhattan High School’s east campus assistant principal Charlie Sprott has resigned from his position, and senior class assistant principal Dave Holloway will take over starting in the fall. Sprott is moving to Texas where his wife, Katherine Sprott, received a job at Lamar University,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Officials propose 2015 joint projects

    Officials revealed proposed 2015 city/university fund projects Wednesday. Cindy Bontrager, K-State vice president for administration and finance, said this year’s projects are heavier on the city side. The city/university committee didn’t have enough members to vote on the $628,000 proposal at the meeting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    Harms to lead kinesiology dept.

    Craig Harms, professor and authority on exercise physiology, has been named head of the kinesiology department in Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology. The appointment is effective June 8. “I am very excited that Dr. Craig Harms will step into the role of head

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Sewer study approved

    Riley County commissioners gave Special Projects Director Monty Wedel the go-ahead to research sewer and other infrastructure upgrades/extensions within a 20-acre area of land directly north of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and east of Marlatt Avenue and Thomas Ward Road Thursday morning. Wedel told commissioners

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    KSU landscape architecture students win awards

    Landscape architecture students from Kansas State University were recognized for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference, April 11 in Omaha. Students, all in landscape architecture unless otherwise noted, receiving honors included: Kraig Weber, Manhattan, Honor Award in

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000

    ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus. The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs promoting diversity at the university

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 30, 2014

    Five soldiers become citizens in Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony


    FORT RILEY — A video message by President Barack Obama didn’t work. The commander in chief could be seen welcoming five of the United State’s newest full-fledged citizens during Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony, but he could not be heard. The sound in

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | April 30, 2014

    Schulz asks for support as K-State expands

    President Kirk Schulz asked the Manhattan City Commission to partner with Kansas State University as the school prepares to make major renovations to the north part of campus over the next few years. The additions and renovations include an expansion to Pat Roberts Hall, renovations

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2014

    Inaugural Flint Hills Day honors ecoregion

    If you’re a fan of the Flint Hills and Kansas in general, well… This is your weekend. Flint Hills Day, a joint effort of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, will be celebrated Saturday – and offer plenty of

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in April

    The city exceeded its sales tax revenue projections in April, according to numbers released by city finance director Bernie Hayen. The city collected $806,747 in sales tax during April, an increase of $11,596 from projections and up $27,187 from April 2013. Hayen said grocery stores contributed to the growth,

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