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  • Local | December 20, 2012

    School closings, power outages reported following snowstorm

    Snow removal.phatch

    The snowstorm that blew in overnight had some cheering and others jeering. Schools closed, Westar Energy customers lost power and all flights were canceled at the airport because of the blustery conditions and nearly 3 inches of snow reported in the area. Some students in Manhattan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 20, 2012

    County approves fence

    On a 2-1 vote, the Riley County Commission Thursday approved construction of a $7,300 chain link fence to help protect vehicles owned by Riley County Police Department employees from pedestrians. Lieutenant Josh Kyle requested the fence, citing instances of criminal damage to property apparently committed by

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    Beims enters school board race

    Mitch Beims of Manhattan on Wednesday announced his intention to run for the USD 383 Board of Education. Beims is a commodities trader for Tallgrass Commodities. Before moving to Manhattan, was a social studies teacher and coach in Russell and Colby, and he served on the

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    Collaborative, plan time idea aired

    School board members generally reacted favorably to proposals presented Wednesday that would give elementary school teachers more time out of the classroom for planning, collaboration and professional development. The next question, one they did not address, will be how to fit the ideas into their

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    Connecticut shooting prompts security talk

    School board members took time from their meeting Wednesday to remember the 20 children and six teachers shot to death in Sandy Hook, Ct., last week, and to briefly discuss what, if anything, could be done here to prevent a similar occurrence. Board president Dave Colburn

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    District schedules talk about clubs at MHS

    Two members of the USD 383 Board of Education asked the board Wednesday to schedule a January discussion on district policies regarding clubs and organizations. The request followed the recent resignation of the co-president of the MHS chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes amid reports

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 20, 2012

    Suspect identified in burglary

    Detectives at the Riley County Police Department have identified a suspect in the Grand Slam Sports burglary and theft committed on Monday. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said a man has been identified and is cooperating with detectives, but no arrests have been made. During the burglary, $14,500

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | December 20, 2012

    Student arrested at MHS

    A Manhattan High School student was arrested for aggravated battery and reckless driving Wednesday after he reportedly hit another student with his car in the parking lot of the west campus while allegedly goofing off with friends. Lt. Josh Kyle said Benjamin Bartlett, 18, was driving

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    USD 383 BOE opposes reducing school funds

    The USD 383 Board of Education formally went on record Wednesday opposing a portion of Congressional negotiations designed to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” by reducing federal aid to local school districts. By a 6-1 vote, with board member Walt Pesaresi in opposition, the board adopted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 20, 2012

    RCPD declares emergency response and reporting phase

    Effective 7 a.m. Thursday, the Riley County Police Department entered into an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase due to weather conditions. Until further notice the RCPD will not respond to traffic accidents unless they involve road blockage or injuries.  Additionally the RCPD

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