Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, has been named engineering dean at Kansas State. Dawson will start work July 1 at a salary of $316,200 for the upcoming fiscal year. When he joins K-State, Dawson will be leading a college attempting to
A Manhattan mother and son each pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of aiding and abetting first-degree murder. Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, appeared in Riley County District Court for their arraignment in which Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled them separate trials upon their request.
The Fieldhouse Project continues to spark discussion. Local government officials plan to start meeting regularly to find a plan for upgrading the area’s youth sports facilities. City manager Ron Fehr said that the group of citizens that put together a proposal to upgrade local
World-renowned gospel singer Rev. Wintley Phipps Sr. has performed for iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter. Phipps will perform at K-State Wednesday night at 7. The Grammy-nominated singer is on campus to give an inspirational message at
WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has filed suit against the Pottawatomie County Health Department, alleging that carelessness and negligence resulted in “severe, permanent and devastating injuries” to her daughter. Jody K. Hupe filed the suit in Pott County District Court Dec. 26, alleging that her daughter, Brooke
WESTMORELAND — Residential construction in Pottawatomie County has rebounded to the pre-recession level of 2007, zoning administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday. Pott County issued 121 residential building permits in 2013, surpassing the 118 issued in 2007, according to figures provided by Webster. “As you can see, we’re in
The USD 383 school board will hear from school principals during its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Principals will receive 30 minutes to speak about accomplishments, programs and needs. The previous meeting dedicated to these annual reports took place in November. Here
The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation set records in 2013. The foundation’s grant program exceeded $1 million with a total of $1,039,640 distributed to charitable causes. The foundation’s assets grew by $8,610,618 for an all-time high of $45,560,093. “Our growth from zero assets in 1999 to over $45 million
The Riley County Commission will hold its first official meeting as the Riley County Board of Health on Feb. 24. The commission, in accordance with Kansas statute, already serves as the county board of health, but the upcoming public meeting will give commissioners a chance to
About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove
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