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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2014

    Sports leaders call for sweeping NCAA reform

    As the leader of ESPN — one of the single most powerful entities in pop culture and the driving force behind how most Americans have received their sports fix in the last 30 years — John Skipper believes if there’s one thing that can still bring people

  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Board adds positions

    The USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved adding an early childhood preschool director and a high school agricultural science teacher. The preschool director position would be a part of program requirements for the district’s prekindergarten program grant of $439,144 through the Kansas Department

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 03, 2014

    Ariz. police still looking into fall


    Tempe police have made progress in their investigation of the death of former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon, but how she received the alcohol contributing to her death remains unclear. McClendon, 18, early Sunday morning fell from a 10th-floor balcony of a privately owned

  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Two named district’s teachers of the year


    Two teachers have received the honor of being the USD 383 teachers of the year for 2014-2015. Casey Ewy, a special education teacher at Anthony Middle School, and Ashley Messick, a first-grade teacher at Northview Elementary School, were recognized at Wednesday’s USD 383 Board of Education

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 03, 2014

    Commission OKs 2 new positions

    The Riley County Commission approved proposals by the county health department to fund two new full-time positions Thursday morning. Jason Orr, who has been the Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator on a part-time basis, will now be full-time in the same role, and the recently

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2014

    Auction to offer signed football, gift baskets

    Those attending Kansas State University’s 18th annual Travel and Dining Auction on Friday may bid on auction items ranging from a football autographed by Bill Snyder to a dinner party for eight at President Kirk Schulz’s home, then snack at the macaroni and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    Trial set for woman accused of helping killer


    A Manhattan woman accused of aiding and abetting first-degree murder requested a continuation of a hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Christina Love, 50, is set for trial on June 2 in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September of 2013. Love’s

  • Local | April 02, 2014

    Two services planned for Manhattan woman

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    Funeral services have been arranged for former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon. McClendon, 18, died early Sunday morning after falling from a 10th-floor apartment balcony near Arizona State University in Tempe, where she was a freshman. Services for her will be at 7 p.m.

  • Local |Business | April 02, 2014

    Hotel occupancy down slightly for 2014

    Occupancy is down this year at local hotels, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city has 1,263 hotel rooms, and on average only 563 of those were filled, according to data through February. That’s an occupancy rate of 44.6 percent, down from 58.7 percent in 2012 and 56.3

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 02, 2014

    City approves $430,000 for Tallgrass

    City commissioners unanimously approved Tallgrass Brewing Company’s economic development application Tuesday. The city is entering an agreement with Tallgrass, providing up to $430,000 over the next 10 years. “As a whole, I think the project will be interesting to watch and a great show of helping

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