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  • Local | June 23, 2013

    Inter-tribal powwow the center of annual Washunga Days


    COUNCIL GROVE — Washunga Days, the annual event in this historic town of 2,200 halfway between Manhattan and Emporia, is full of food, live music, crafts, a 5K run and other trappings of a typical summer festival. But the heart and soul of Washunga Days is the

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 23, 2013

    High-paid city official retires with no successor

    One of the highest paid employees retired Friday after 40 years working for the city, but city officials said they will not replace him. Gregg Gibson, the city of Manhattan’s information systems manager, was the “longest continuous employee in city’s history of employment,” said

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2013

    Manhattan added 5,000 jobs since 2002

    Manhattan’s job base has grown by nearly 5,000 since the start of 2002, according to new data from the state Department of Labor. Manhattan’s employment level stood at 27,176 jobs in May, according to the state data. That was up from 22,481 in January, 2002, an increase of 21

  • Local | June 23, 2013

    Bakers rise to the challenge at National Festival of Breads


    Warm and overpowering aromas filled the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center in Manhattan Saturday as people came from all over the United States to share bread recipes and fill their bellies at the National Festival of Breads. The National Festival of Breads is held every

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 23, 2013

    Wabaunsee school needs crime help

    The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in of the Mill Creek Valley Grade School in Maple Hill. The burglary occurred sometime during the over night hours of June 20-21. The suspects broke several interior and exterior windows causing more than $1,000 in damage.

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2013

    Science Olympiad places 3rd in state

    The Manhattan High Science Olympiad team placed second in Large School Division and third place overall during the state competition on April 6. Science Olympiad received 11 medals: five gold, four silver and three bronze.The team received gold medals in the following categories: Water Quality – Austin

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2013

    St. George girl finishes at IQ Academy Kansas

    Courtney Hoover of St. George graduates with academic honors from IQ Academy Kansas High School. She is the daughter of Rodney and Dixie Hoover. After completing both 11th & 12th grades within the school year, Courtney has finished with a 3.6 GPA. Courtney received a $1,500 academic

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2013

    USD 383 secondary education director

    Jeanne Disney has been named the director of secondary education for USD 383. Disney will begin her position July 8. Disney comes to USD 383 from the Topeka School District, where she served as principal of Shaner Elementary School. Prior to that, she was an instructional coach at

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2013

    USD 383 elementary education director

    Lucas Shivers has been named the director of elementary education for USD 383. Shivers will begin his position on July 1. Shivers served as a sixth grade lead teacher for the Shawnee Mission School District. Prior to that, he was the administrator for the Above and Beyond

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2013

    Six graduate from Flint Hills Christian School

    Six students graduated from Flint Hills Christian School on May 18. The salutatorian, Amber Seymour and the two valedictorians, Courtney Cranford and Mary Harner, all spoke of their time at FHCS and about what the future may bring. Courtney Cranford plans on attending Emporia State University.

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