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Stubbings to leave K-State Police

Starting in early May, Don Stubbings will no longer be K-State Police’s assistant director.

Stubbings will be leaving Manhattan for Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will be the director of safety and secutiry for the University of Saint Mary, according to K-State Today.

“Leaving Kansas State University was not an easy decision,” Stubbings said in the K-State Today press release. “I will miss the K-State Family and the people I have served with at the police department.”

Stubbings has worked for K-State for over the past 18 years, according to K-State Today.

“Don has been a strong leader and he will be missed,” Ronnie Grice, K-State Police assistant vice president, said to K-State Today. “He has helped K-State become nationally recognized as one of the safest campuses in the country.”

Manhattan receives $1.5 million in project funding from KDOT

Twenty-five projects that advance a host of transportation initiatives have been selected for funding through the Transportation Alternatives program with the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The Kansas Department of Transportation will fund 25 projects for Manhattan through its Transportation Alternatives program.

These 25 projects advance a number of transportation initiatives for the city and, according to the Little Apple Post, will take over $1.5 million in funding from the program.

“We received 48 applications and chose projects that would best strengthen non-motorized transportation for Kansans of all ages and abilities,” said Mike Spadafore, KDOT coordinator for the Transportation Alternatives program, to the Little Apple Post. “We were pleased to see a wide variety of applications, and so many that used local collaboration that showed public support of their projects.”

According to the Little Apple Post, eligible projects included conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, facilities for pedestrians and bicycles, scenic or historical highway programs, historic preservation of transportation facilities and the Safe Routes to School program.