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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2016

    Guitarist bringing sounds of Spain to McCain

    An award-winning guitarist will put a Spanish spin on classical music in Manhattan this weekend. Sharon Isbin is a world-renowned guitarist, Grammy winner and founder of the guitar department at the Juilliard School. She will perform a selection of Spanish guitar pieces at K-State’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2016

    Foul play not suspected in JC apartment fire

    Investigators have officially decided that they don’t know what caused a large fire at a Junction City apartment complex on Tuesday. According to a press release from the Junction City Fire Department, investigators know the fire started on an outside deck of the 28-unit

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 14, 2016

    KSU student’s game pokes fun at Gov. Brownback

    A new video game has joined the course of criticism directed at Gov. Sam Brownback and his administration’s cuts to education funding. George Walker, a K-State computer programming student, created an online game called “Thread Brownback’s Cuts” to voice his displeasure with the

  • Local |Education | April 14, 2016

    MHS eyes partial block schedule

    Manhattan High School’s bell schedule could be changing next school year. Greg Hoyt, the high school principal, said Thursday he is submitting a proposal to the Manhattan-Ogden school board to modify the bell schedule for a modified block plan. The proposal is expected to

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 14, 2016

    Fort Riley officials ID soldier found dead in Manhattan

    Fort Riley officials have identified a soldier who died in Manhattan last week. Capt. Yohan Lee, a chaplain assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div., died suddenly April 9. He was 45. Lee arrived at Fort Riley

  • Local |Traffic | April 14, 2016

    Alta Vista woman hurt in wreck

    An Alta Vista woman was injured Wednesday in a two-car wreck in Geary County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Veronica Marie Mangiaracino, 46, was driving a 2015 Mazda passenger car east on Old Highway 18 at 9:50 a.m. when she turned north into the

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2016

    Gen. Richard Myers named interim president of K-State

    Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers has been named K-State’s interim president, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. Myers will take over the position before the end of the month. Myers is a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and co-chair

  • Local |Business | April 13, 2016

    Mayor criticizes Towers response

    Mayor Karen McCulloh expressed criticism Tuesday about the handling of renovations at the Apartment Towers by the Manhattan Housing Authority. JoAnn Sutton, executive director of the Manhattan Housing Authority, gave an update on the project during the Manhattan City Commission meeting. The housing authority has

  • Local |Business | April 13, 2016

    K-State alum named senior administrator at Via Christi

    A new senior administrator will take over at Via Christi Hospital next month. Bob Copple will step into the role starting May 23, according to a Via Christi press release. Copple has served as president and chief executive officer of Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska,

  • Local |Education | April 13, 2016

    English learners growing at USD 383

    As the number of students who need assistance learning English increases in Manhattan-Ogden schools, so do the problems the district faces in providing those services. For the past decade, the district’s enrollment of English Language Learner (ELL) students has almost quadrupled, said Emily Cherms,

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