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  • 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

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 01, 2013

    Student a finalist for Truman Scholarship

    Kansas State University student Kassie Curran, a senior in food science and industry from Farlington, has advanced to the final round of the 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition. Curran will interview March 7 in Kansas City, Mo., with other finalists from Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Truman

  • Local | February 28, 2013

    Airport tower on sequester chopping block


    Within the next few weeks, city officials expect to learn whether the control tower at Manhattan Regional Airport will be among 100 closed nationally by the FAA as a result of sequestration cuts. A list released this week by the Department of Transportation identifies the 200 airports,

  • Local |Education | February 28, 2013

    Board discusses technology equity

    USD 383 principals and the school board discussed themes of equity and progress during site council reports Wednesday. Wednesday’s reports were the second and final site council reports of the year, the first having been received in November. The reports give principals the opportunity to

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 28, 2013

    Commission looking for health dept. head

    Having received Susie Kuhfal’s resignation this week, Riley County commissioners are now figuring out how to find a new administrator for the Riley County Health Department. So far, the only option that has been fully pursued is putting the listing up on the county’

  • Local |Fort Riley |Obituaries | February 28, 2013

    Fort Riley’s former top NCO dies at 70

    Command Sgt. Maj. Fred W. Davenport, the 1st Infantry Division’s top noncommissioned officer during the first Gulf War, died Feb. 12 at age 70. The sergeant major joined the Army on Jan. 14, 1964, serving tours to Korea and Vietnam as a combat engineer before leaving the service.

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