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  • 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.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2013

    Grad students win awards at summit

    Two Kansas State University graduate students have been named KansasBio winners for their research presentations at the 10th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. Kelly Foster, master’s student in biomedical sciences, Gardner, and Feraidon Ataie, doctoral student in civil engineering, Kabul, Afghanistan, each received a $500

  • Local | February 28, 2013

    Injury at construction site

    Emergency responders were called to a construction site in southwest Manhattan Thursday morning for reports that a person had suffered a possible amputation. Officer Matthew Droge said the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to a site across from 125 Fourwinds Court at about 8:45

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 28, 2013

    Duo arrested for theft

    Riley County officers arrested two people Wednesday in connection with a stolen car out of Topeka, after an officer reportedly spotted the car in Manhattan. Officer Matthew Droge said Megan Heinsohn, 22, 509 Moro St., and Russell Allen Jr., 31, 3134 Lundin Drive, Apt. 11, were arrested after police on

  • Local | February 28, 2013

    Konza to begin offering weekly guided hikes

    A new educational program beginning Saturday at Konza Prairie Biological Station provides guided hiking tours on the prairie. The hikes complement the Flint Hills Discovery Center by providing personal, outdoor contact with the prairie, said Jan Evans, program assistant. Guides will provide educational information on

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 28, 2013

    March brings exhibitions, recitals to K-State

    The following events, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the university’s McCain Performance Series; the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. They include: • The exhibition “Konza: Sculpture by John Douglas Powers” is on display

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2013

    Commissioners ponder making those on adjacent properties pay

    Policies governing benefit districts and special assessments have not been updated since 1971, and city administrators believe they are outdated. Aside from “cleaning up the language” to reflect current building practices, city officials asked Tuesday that a specific portion of the policy address the way trails

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2013

    Support builds for moving parks and rec office

    City commissioners Tuesday indicated they favor moving the Department of Parks and Recreation office to City Hall in order to save money on staff and building maintenance. That consensus followed a presentation by Jason Hilgers, assistant city manager, in which he said the city needs

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