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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 22, 2014

    KSU student receives $1,000 scholarship

    Kansas State University student Clarissa Corkins has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.  The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in elementary education

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Rep. Tom Phillips announces re-election campaign

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    State Rep. Tom Phillips, of Kansas’ 67th district, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House. Phillips’ term in the House began Feb. 1, 2012. He was chosen by a majority of Republican precint representatives to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Susan Mosier.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Clark steps down as FHRC head

    Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, told Manhattan and Riley County officials on Thursday that he will move to a part-time role with the council. Clark said the council is restructuring its personnel due to the inability to afford the full

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | February 21, 2014

    What really happened with Coach Brooks?

    Q: Why did Tim Brooks really get forced out at Manhattan High? Surely it wasn’t just because of “bad language and a negative attitude,” as has been reported.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Floodplain group making progress

    The Blue River floodplain working group continues to make progress, according to a presentation Thursday at the city/county joint meeting in the county commission chambers. The Silver Jackets program, which is being handled through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides a strategy

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2014

    MPO hires firm for regional transit plan

    A consultancy firm has been hired to develop a long-term transportation plan, the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) policy board learned Wednesday. URS Corporation will be the consultant advising on the development of a transportation plan. MPO transportation planner Stephanie Watts said the development

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 21, 2014

    Court dates set for suspects in JC murder case

    Three suspects facing murder charges in connection with the death of a Junction City woman appeared in court Thursday and are set for their next status hearings. Larry Anderson, 25, of Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, of Fort Riley; and Marrysa Middleton, 22, of Colorado (city unknown), were arrested

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2014

    K-State online system down for 11 hours

    Kansas State University experienced an online services outage for more than 11 hours Thursday. Beginning around 11:20 a.m., K-State began experiencing losses to key information technology services — including a home page, its student information system, online classrooms, human resource information system and other applications. Services were

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 21, 2014

    St. Marys man bound over in 2nd-degree murder case

    A St. Marys man was bound over on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after a preliminary hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court on Thursday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in Pottawatomie County early New Year’s Day after Levi W. Bishop, 24, of Rossville was

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2014

    Professor and architect to give lecture at KSU

    A Columbia University professor and New York-based architect will present the Ekdahl Distinguished Lecture for the architecture department at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Laurie Hawkinson’s lecture, “Moving Space,” will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the K-State

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