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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2015

    Mayor wants city to add sexual orientation to policy

    Mayor Karen McCulloh gave her support Tuesday for adding sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. “I really think it’s time that we just add sexual orientation to our list of things that we don’t discriminate against,” she

  • Local |Education | May 13, 2015

    Magazine lauds Rock Creek High School

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    Rock Creek is the No. 1 high school in Kansas, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report released this week. Criteria for the ranking included assessment scores, Advanced Placement (AP) participation, class sizes and college readiness. “We’re extremely proud of this

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2015

    Blue Key awards scholarships to K-State students

    Kansas State University’s chapter of Blue Key, the senior honorary, has awarded scholarships to several students for the 2015-2016 academic school year. A premier honor society, Blue Key recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2015

    KSU students part of first-place team in Innovation Challenge

    Kansas State University students Ashley Coleman, junior in computer science, Colby, and Miriam Cox, junior in information systems, Manhattan, are members of the first-place winning team in the recent ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge. The challenge is a two-day event in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where 16 college students across

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2015

    Mail-in election to begin

    Mail ballots go out Wednesday asking USD 383 voters whether to increase the school board’s taxing authority. The mail-in election will decide whether to raise the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education’s local option budget (LOB) authority by 3 percent of the district’s state financial aid.

  • 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

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    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

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