Thirty-five state legislators and legislative staff from 26 states and Puerto Rico have been selected as Early Learning Fellows by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Now in its second year, the program exposes fellows to the latest research and state policy ideas during a yearlong
Ned Seaton, The Manhattan Mercury’s general manager the past 14 years, has been named publisher and editor in chief. He succeeds his father, Edward Seaton, who becomes chairman of the company. Edward , 70, will continue his role overseeing the various Seaton enterprises. “It’s long past
A 12-year-old boy drowned in a Topeka hotel pool May 10. The boy was identified as Dalton Register of Fort Riley, according to police. The Topeka Capitol Journal reported Register was unresponsive after being pulled from an indoor swimming pool shortly after 7:30 p.m. that Friday
The little miracles of Manhattan have grown up and will be a part of the Manhattan High graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Morris girls — Holly, Jordan, Mallory and Kasey —are part of the first recorded quintuplets born in Kansas. They
K-State received approval this week on plans to build a new residence hall £ the first built there in almost half a century. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a plan for a new 450-bed, 129,036-square-foot residence hall in the Kramer Complex on Claflin
Kansas State faculty and unclassified employees filled Forum Hall to near its 575-person capacity Thursday to discuss pay grievances. The heart of the argument was K-State’s average faculty salary of $73,810. That figure ranked last among the peer institutions as well as the Big 12 Conference,
City and county commissioners agreed Thursday to hire an outside consultant to complete a $335,000 update to the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. Karen Davis, director of community development for the city, told attendees at a joint city-county meeting that three studies are proposed. The city
Gas prices inched precariously close to $4 a gallon in Manhattan on Friday. The recent hike may be due in part to an influx of visitors in town for area graduations, but problems at several oil refineries were causing sharp increases across the Midwest, where
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a series of possibly related thefts from construction sites located between Manhattan and Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the thefts started around April 20 at a construction site north of Highway 24 on Green Valley Road. The
TOPEKA — K-State President Kirk Schulz’s alma mater is looking for a new president, but Schulz said Thursday he hasn’t thought about applying for the job. Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger announced his retirement Tuesday. Schulz, a Virginia native, received his B.S.
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