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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 18, 2013

    KSU to note first black grads

    George Washington Owens looked around at his classmates and realized he was the only black student in his class. He was determined to be the first black student to graduate. “I found to my surprise that I was the only colored student enrolled in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 18, 2013

    More candidates join race

    Two more candidates filed Thursday for positions on the Randolph City Council. The two are Tamie Redding, and Donna G. Baer. Additionally, David Higgins has filed for position two and Ross Wahl has filed for position 4, both on the USD 378 Board of Education. The filing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Vehicle break-ins at Countryside Estates

    Police are investigating at least seven different vehicle break-ins that occurred around the area of the Countryside Estates trailer park in Manhattan. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the Riley County Police Department began receiving reports of the break-ins Thursday morning. He said the break-ins appear to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2013

    Accidental death update

    More information has been released on the death of a man transported to Mercy Regional Health Center early Thursday morning, including that he appears to have died from an accidental overdose. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Nicholas Gurik, 40, whose last known address was in Wakefield, was

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | January 17, 2013

    School aid proposal is frowned on

    Despite different party affiliations, local legislators united in concern Wednesday about funding for K-123 education. Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed two-year budget, presented to lawmakers Wednesday, calls for the base state aid per pupil to remain at $3,838 in FY 2014 and then increase to $3,852 in FY 2015.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2013

    Pepperd says he won’t run

    Mayor Loren Pepperd said Thursday that he has decided not to seek a second term on the City Commission. Pepperd, who was elected to a four-year term in 2009, cited the demands of his real estate business measured against the time required to serve on the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2013

    Sales tax not yet in effect

    Some area merchants have been overcharging customers on sales tax, not realizing that the continuation of the half-cent tax that voters passed in November doesn’t go into effect until April 1, said Riley County Treasurer Eileen King. King said that counties must tell the state

  • Local | January 17, 2013

    Union’s protest at medical center ends after 3 days


    A local labor union apparently called a quiet end to three days of picketing activity in front of a business at the Manhattan Medical Center Thursday morning. The owner of the business isn’t sure why he was targeted in the first place. Since Monday,

  • Local |Education | January 17, 2013

    Elementary teachers push plan time case

    Elementary school personnel advocated for more teacher planning time during the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday. The personnel lobbied the board during what was presented as a public hearing on the question of increasing the amount of time elementary teachers have for professional development, collaboration

  • Local |Fort Riley |Arts, Leisure | January 17, 2013

    Symphony to take place at Fort Riley

    Departing from its usual bucolic settings, Symphony in the Flint Hills announced yesterday that this year’s event will take place amid the historic limestone buildings of Fort Riley. The eighth annual concert will be June 15 on Fort Riley’s Main Post, which includes the

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