A Manhattan woman who has been serving as Director of Kansas’ Division for Tourism, for the Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, is no longer serving in that position. That was the word regarding Becky Blake, from Linda Craghead, the Department’s Assistant Secretary for
About 1,300 local Westar Energy customers experienced a power outage Thursday afternoon. USD 383 communications director Michele Jones confirmed that Manhattan High west campus, the Robinson Education Center and Lee Elementary were among those affected. Erin La Row, Westar senior communications representative, said the outage occurred between 1:50
Kansas State University commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 13, on the Salina and Manhattan campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 14, on the Manhattan campus. The university will award more than 1,400 bachelor’s degrees, nearly 300 master’s degrees and 90 doctorates, and 16 associate degrees. Around 150 candidates for graduation are
Third-year interior architecture and product design students at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design have put their design skills on exhibition. The students have worked for the last five weeks with Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center to define “Biodiversity in
Food has a history, and we have a history with food. A new Kansas State University class sheds light on where our nation’s food comes from, our own individual food heritage and why we choose to eat what we eat. History of Food in
The USD 383 school board decided Wednesday to end the district’s contract with its virtual school provider. The board voted unanimously to stop using K12 Inc. for iQ Academy Kansas – the district’s online education program for students in grades 7 through 12 – when the contract expires
FORT RILEY — An old tradition is being revived at this famous post. The fort’s commanders are re-emphasizing the sound and meaning of bugle-call reveille and retreat with new practices that began Monday. The daily routines will affect both soldiers and civilians at the beginning
Get your cookies here! St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Ave., will hold its annual Cookie Carousel Saturday morning in the church parish center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Like previous years, the Cookie Carousel will feature more than 1,000 pounds of cookies of more than 100 varieties.
The Riley County appraiser’s office is finishing its final review for 2014 property values. County appraiser Greg McHenry said the office should be deciding on values next week. “We’re at the point now where we’re going to be choosing actual values,” McHenry said.
Riley County police are investigating the disappearance of two men who went missing in 1981 and asking citizens for any tips or information they might have. The investigation is part of a routine check on the case and is not the result of new information, said
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