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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 04, 2013

    Coates, Ornelas earn distinguished professor award

    Kansas State University has become the first university in the nation to have two faculty members earn the prestigious Distinguished Professor award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, or ACSA, in the same year. Gary Coates and Wendy Ornelas, both professors of architecture

  • Local | March 03, 2013

    Kids are big winners from library’s weekend book sale

    Once upon a time, residents from the magical city of Manhattan hoped to find a book or two or eight. The residents who attended the Manhattan Library Association annual book sale Saturday will probably live happily ever after. Plenty of items from various genres could

  • Local | March 03, 2013

    The 17 sins of Fake Patty’s Day

    Local authorities are attempting to draw a bright line around unacceptable behaviors at next weekend’s Fake Patty’s Day events that are likely to land participants in legal trouble. City and police officials on Friday posted a nearly two-page list of warnings and cautions

  • Local | March 03, 2013

    Chamber honors Arthur, Gordon

    The son of a former award winner was named Citizen of the Year at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting Friday night. Terry Arthur, a long-time attorney for the Kansas Farm Bureau and an expert on agricultural law, received the award from Dan

  • Local | March 03, 2013

    Friends honor retiring fire chief


    Friends, family, coworkers, city and state officials packed a room at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters to wish Chief Jerry Snyder a happy retirement. “You can judge the character of a person by the number of people who show up at their retirement,” Ronnie Grice,

  • Local |Education | March 03, 2013

    Flint Hills Christian receives accreditation

    Flint Hills Christian School has been granted AdvancED School Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.  NCA CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary association of nearly 10,000 public

  • Local |Education | March 01, 2013

    Six candidates having interviewed, the next step is selecting one


    Michael Dorst has been an assistant principal at Manhattan High School for five years. Even so several co-workers treated him like a stranger Thursday, exchanging formal introductions and asking scripted questions. Dorst was the sixth and final candidate going through an interview process designed to

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 01, 2013

    Union closes book on Varney’s deal

    Varney’s Bookstore is out as the bookstore operator at the K-State Union. Follett Higher Education Group Inc., which manages more than 930 bookstores nationwide, will become the bookstore operator at the K-State Student Union starting July 1. “Basically, it was based on what we felt was

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 01, 2013

    K-State touts high retention

    Kansas State University officials released data Friday indicating about a 95 percent retention rate for fall semester students returning for the spring semester. They also indicated the data illustrated success in retaining multi-cultural American and international students. The data put total enrollment at 23,180 for the spring

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 01, 2013

    Man arrested on drug charges

    A Manhattan man was arrested for multiple drug charges Thursday as part of the Riley County Police Department’s ongoing investigation into illegal substances in the county, officials said. Jason Graham, 35, 701 Diebler Place, was arrested at his home Thursday afternoon for unlawful manufacture of a

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