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  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    MHS makes top high school list for fifth consecutive year

    Manhattan High School has been named to The Washington Post High School Challenge List for the fifth consecutive year. Only eight Kansas high schools made the list, and MHS is the only one from outside the Kansas City area to do so. “It is an

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    New member joins K-State legal team

    Maureen Redeker, an attorney with experience in higher education law, has joined the Kansas State University legal team as an assistant general counsel. Redeker will provide legal advice to university administration, faculty, staff and student leaders on the diverse range of legal issues facing higher

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2013

    Pair pleads guilty to arson

    The duo accused of setting a deadly apartment fire in February pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Scahill, 20, Manhattan, and Virginia Griese, 19, Manhattan, both pleaded guilty to one count of arson resulting in death for setting fire to the Lee

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2013

    Matta takes reins as new city commissioners officially begin terms

    New mayor.phatch

    New Mayor John Matta Tuesday came to terms with one city initiative he had previously criticized, while offering up a second initiative borrowed from an unsuccessful candidate in the recent election. Matta, who ascended to the mayoral chair during a re-organization that also saw Karen

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 17, 2013

    Former Fort Riley officer writes of sex abuse

    Robert d. shadley.phatch

    A new self-published book by a former high-level officer at Fort Riley delves into a touchy subject both in the military and society in general: sexual abuse. The book, titled “The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal,” details the unraveling of a military power and

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2013

    Farmers’ market to move

    The new City Commission unanimously approved an amended renewal of the Downtown Farmers’ Market contract Tuesday night. Downtown Farmers’ Market, Inc. renews its contract each year, allowing it to use a parking lot downtown on Saturdays from April to October. On that site, which for

  • Local | April 17, 2013

    Film inspired by camps like one in Manhattan

    An organization that puts on camps for foster children, including one in Manhattan, got a little publicity last week with the release of the movie “Camp.” The movie, which was released Friday at Carmike Seth Child 12 theater in Manhattan, will run through April 25, according to

  • Local | April 17, 2013

    Purple Power Play moves to City Park

    This year’s Purple Power Play on Poyntz will take place in City Park instead of downtown, keeping the event out of the way of construction projects happening in its usual location but ruining its signature quadruple alliteration. The change was announced in a press

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    K-State students at marathon describe scene following bombs

    Dana stumpff.phatch

    The tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon hit close to home for several people with Manhattan ties, including four K-State students. Just after 2 p.m. Central Time on Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and injuring

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 16, 2013

    RCPD to see 1.5% pay hike

    Riley County Law Board members agreed on an $18 million 2014 budget Monday that includes a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for full-time salaries, as well as room for a new custodial position. Board members selected that proposed budget by a 4-3 vote over another that contained a 1.8 percent

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