Antoinette Root has been named Riley County High School principal by USD 378 Supt. Brad Starnes. Root’s selection was announced Tuesday. She will come to the school from 10 years as the transition coordinator and teacher for Reno County Youth Services and Hutchinson High School. She
The USD 383 school board will vote for a new site work company for the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. At its March 27 meeting, the school board approved the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project’
Residential construction in Pott County should be picking up soon, if the recent sales of vacant lots is a valid indicator. Twenty-three vacant lots were sold in February and another 15 in March, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Those are very good numbers,” Schlegel
Wendy Summerhill Johnson, a former Manhattanite who ran the Boston Marathon Monday, got a text message from her mother afterward: “Thank goodness you’re fast.” Johnson, 45, ran the race in 3:23, meaning she had gone back to her hotel a block away from the finish line
Manhattan High business teacher Paige McCarthy had the Boston Marathon showing on a projector in her classroom while her students worked. Her sister, Tracy Epps, who lives in Tennessee, was running in the marathon. McCarthy hoped to see Tracy cross the finish line. As it
An interdisciplinary team of graduate students from Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with the entry “The Armory.” The award includes $50,000 for the students. The
A 16-year-old is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly battered a law enforcement officer Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Officer Bill Schuck first detained Frank Thompson, Manhattan, at about 1:40 p.m. for smoking inside Sunset Cemetery. Ingalls
A Waterville man died of apparent self-inflicted injuries last week. City officials identified the victim as James Ruiz, 31, of that city. They said he was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Additional information was not released.
Two motorcyclists, including a Manhattan man, were injured Sunday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on K-82 about a mile west of Wakefield in Clay County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, Lester Elsasser, 93, Wakefield was driving his 2005 Ford pick-up truck on K-82, when
Riley County officers arrested an Ogden man on two warrants late Saturday on the original charges of arson and criminal threat. Officer Matthew Droge said the arson charge against Steven Meredith, 26, stemmed from an incident in February, where Meredith is accused of lighting another man’
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