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  • Local | April 17, 2013

    Purple Power Play moves to City Park

    This year’s Purple Power Play on Poyntz will take place in City Park instead of downtown, keeping the event out of the way of construction projects happening in its usual location but ruining its signature quadruple alliteration. The change was announced in a press

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    K-State students at marathon describe scene following bombs

    Dana stumpff.phatch

    The tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon hit close to home for several people with Manhattan ties, including four K-State students. Just after 2 p.m. Central Time on Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and injuring

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 16, 2013

    RCPD to see 1.5% pay hike

    Riley County Law Board members agreed on an $18 million 2014 budget Monday that includes a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for full-time salaries, as well as room for a new custodial position. Board members selected that proposed budget by a 4-3 vote over another that contained a 1.8 percent

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    New HS principal at Riley County

    Antoinette Root has been named Riley County High School principal by USD 378 Supt. Brad Starnes. Root’s selection was announced Tuesday. She will come to the school from 10 years as the transition coordinator and teacher for Reno County Youth Services and Hutchinson High School. She

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    Board to vote on stadium contractor

    The USD 383 school board will vote for a new site work company for the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. At its March 27 meeting, the school board approved the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project’

  • Local |Business | April 16, 2013

    Vacant lot sales may indicate rise in residential construction is coming

    Residential construction in Pott County should be picking up soon, if the recent sales of vacant lots is a valid indicator. Twenty-three vacant lots were sold in February and another 15 in March, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Those are very good numbers,” Schlegel

  • Local | April 16, 2013

    Former resident felt ‘scared but safe’

    Wendy Summerhill Johnson, a former Manhattanite who ran the Boston Marathon Monday, got a text message from her mother afterward: “Thank goodness you’re fast.” Johnson, 45, ran the race in 3:23, meaning she had gone back to her hotel a block away from the finish line

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    MHS teacher glad her sister is OK

    Manhattan High business teacher Paige McCarthy had the Boston Marathon showing on a projector in her classroom while her students worked. Her sister, Tracy Epps, who lives in Tennessee, was running in the marathon. McCarthy hoped to see Tracy cross the finish line. As it

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 16, 2013

    Kansas students win $50k award

    An interdisciplinary team of graduate students from Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with the entry “The Armory.” The award includes $50,000 for the students. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    Juvenile detained near high school

    A 16-year-old is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly battered a law enforcement officer Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Officer Bill Schuck first detained Frank Thompson, Manhattan, at about 1:40 p.m. for smoking inside Sunset Cemetery. Ingalls

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