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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2013

    Wildcat warm-up counselors, directors named

    Helping students new to Kansas State University feel right at home will be the job of 27 current students who have been selected to serve with the university’s Wildcat Warm-up program. Wildcat Warm-up is an optional program offered in addition to the orientation and enrollment

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2013

    K-State president’s son to attend Okla. State

    Kids leave home for college all the time. That holds true even if the kid’s dad runs a college. Manhattan High senior Andrew Schulz, the son of K-State President Kirk Schulz, will attend Oklahoma State University next fall. The decision was announced this week.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2013

    K-State stem workshop

    Kansas State University Olathe and the Kansas Enrichment Network at the University of Kansas are partnering to bring an informal science education professional development opportunity to elementary and middle school teachers, March 14 and 15, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The National Partnerships for After School

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    Manhattan High’s new principal is back at his alma mater


    The next principal of Manhattan High School is a familiar face from its past.USD 383 officials Monday afternoon announced the selection of Greg Hoyt, Eisenhower Middle School principal, from a pool of six candidates to be the new MHS principal. Hoyt graduated from MHS in 1983

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 05, 2013

    Interim director to be sought

    Riley County commissioners agreed Monday to appoint an interim director for the health department, and to eliminate some of the more expensive advertising options for finding a permanent director. Current Riley County Health Department director Susie Kufahl recommended the hiring of an interim director, saying

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    Planning time to be settled

    The USD 383 school board will take action on its elementary school time and high school schedule discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. At the Feb. 20 board meeting, the school board expressed a desire to provide more planning and collaboration

  • Local |Traffic | March 05, 2013

    Pottawatomie approves broader scope for Flush Road/US-24 work

    Improvements to the intersection of Flush Road and U.S. Highway 24 have been expanded. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an amendment to its engineering contract to include added safety features to the project, as proposed by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The amended design

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 05, 2013

    Pottawatomie County sheriff’s building to be relocated

    The sheriff’s office at Westmoreland will be moved to the grounds of the county’s public works shop when the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center is completed. County commissioners Monday approved a proposal to relocate the sheriff’s annex rather than having it demolished

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    RCHS principal resigns

    Riley County High School Principal Eric Swanson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. In his resignation letter, he said, “I have enjoyed my time here as principal but have realized that my passion lies in teaching in the classroom

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 05, 2013

    Man arrested for battering officer

    An investigation into reportedly bizarre behavior at a Manhattan McDonald’s Monday resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Manhattan man for various charges including battery against a law enforcement officer. Police were first called to the McDonald’s, 815 N. Third St., just after 9:30 p.

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