Friday, May 22, 2015

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  • Local |Education | May 12, 2015

    Board to weigh additional staff cuts

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider possibly notifying more administrators that USD 383 intends not to renew their contracts. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room. State

  • Local | May 12, 2015

    Pool parties on hold as city addresses lifeguard shortage

    The Manhattan Department of Parks and Recreation isn’t yet taking reservations for pool parties because of a lack of lifeguards. Angie Sutton, parks and recreation community relations director, said officials had hired only 69 certified lifeguards for City, CiCo and Northview pools as of Monday.

  • Local |Traffic |Fort Riley | May 12, 2015

    Increased security creating delays at Fort Riley entrances


    After increased security measures at Fort Riley caused entry delays that brought traffic on Interstate 70 to a standstill Monday, lines to enter the post receded to normal levels Tuesday morning. On Monday, long lines at the Henry gate stretched onto I-70 in both directions, according

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 12, 2015

    Man gets 71 months in prison for kidnapping

    A Manhattan man who pleaded no contest in March to an October double kidnapping and aggravated robbery was sentenced Monday afternoon to nearly six years in prison. Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Ortegas Tune, who was 26 at the time of the incident, to 71 months for

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2015

    Commissioners meet new fire supervisor, approve projects

    Pottawatomie County commissioners got to know their new fire supervisor Monday. Jared Barnes, on his first day on the job after being hired to replace Bruce Brazzle, gave commissioners a brief background of himself and his firefighting background. Barnes has been in the fire service

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2015

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members at K-State

    Nearly 100 Kansas State University students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the most prestigious all-discipline honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 12, 2015

    Police seize meth during drug arrest

    Riley County Police Special Investigations Units seized nearly a quarter-pound of methamphetamine during a drug arrest Monday night. Zachariah Eugene Walters, 33, Sedgwick, was arrested in the 1000 block of Westloop Place at 7:51 p.m. Monday. Police seized approximately 105 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of $10,500,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2015

    Student to study in Scotland

    Kansas State University student Jael Whitney, freshman in marketing, Overland Park, will study in Scotland this summer as part of the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute. The Fulbright Summer Institutes create international educational exchange opportunities for freshman and sophomores in college to increase mutual understanding between the

  • Local | May 11, 2015

    Rains wash away progress on ditch improvement project

    Heavy rains last week damaged an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, washing away progress on a grading project that so far has cost the county $49,964. Public works director Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday it’s time to go “back to

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2015

    Foundation campaign reminds donors ‘You can’t take it with you’


    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once penned a famous line. “Let me tell you about the very rich,” the “Great Gatsby” author wrote in a 1926 short story. “They are different from you and me.” However, if you asked Vern Henricks, president and CEO of the

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