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  • Local |Education | May 23, 2014

    Martinez named Eisenhower assistant principal

    Junction City Middle School assistant principal and athletic director Dave Martinez was named Eisenhower Middle School’s new assistant principal starting in late July. Martinez will replace Marvin Rupe, who is transferring to be an assistant principal at Manhattan High School. According to a USD 383

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2014

    KSU flight team earns national most outstanding program award

    SALINA — The Kansas State University Salina Flight Team has landed the prestigious honor of being recognized as the most outstanding all-around aviation program in the country — and has the trophy to prove it. For the first time in school history, the K-State Salina team was

  • Local | May 22, 2014

    Musicians get encore in local big band

    Thundering cats.phatch

    Oh, sure…local lovers of big band music know all about the Thundering Cats now. They thrill and dance to the ageless sounds of Glenn Miller, and the jazz beats of Count Basie and Duke Ellington — then tell their friends that Manhattan is so lucky

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2014

    Board raises levy cap

    USD 383 school board members voted 5-2 Wednesday to increase the district’s authority to raise money locally for its capital outlay budget from a 6-mill levy to 8 mills. The move only sets the limit for how much revenue USD 383 can generate for capital outlay expenses,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2014

    Monroe pleads no contest to shooting

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man charged in connection to the December 2013 shooting incident at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan pleaded no contest to three charges Thursday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Pottawatomie County District Court, Dustin Monroe, 33, entered pleas to two counts

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2014

    County to apply for USDA grant to fix sewer system

    Riley County commissioners approved the submission of a USDA Rural Development Grant application to help repair the ailing sewer system in University Park Thursday morning. The grant, if received, would pay for 45 percent of the cost of the system, which is leaking sewage - potentially

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2014

    Downtown event showcases burgeoning food scene


    The Taste of Downtown had locals sampling all kinds of new dishes at Manhattan eateries Tuesday night. The inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Little Apple Optimist Club, was co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc., and both organizations set out to showcase the new and longtime

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    City to begin parks consultant search

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to begin the hiring process for a consultant to develop a guiding plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks Director Eddie Eastes said this plan wouldn’t be a full comprehensive plan for the department. He said the

  • Local | May 21, 2014

    Dedication to mark Long’s Park renovation

    A dedication ceremony for the restored Long’s Park will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded improvements to the park, which reopened for full public use in April.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | May 21, 2014

    Ogden Elementary goes under lockout as police investigate sexual assault

    Ogden Elementary School was in a lockout for about an hour Tuesday afternoon as Riley County police investigated a sexual assault reported in the town. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident didn’t take place at the school, but police notified Unified School District 383 of

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