Manhattan Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers assisted with a presentation to intergovernmental leaders Monday regarding the November ballot issue for a sales tax continuation that would be used to fund Parks and Recreation facilities. Parks and Rec. Director Eddie Eastes told the group the ballot question is a big question as it includes several aspects [...]
Student numbers appear to be up in at least three area school districts for the September 20th unofficial count date. Manhattan/Ogden’s USD 383 total numbers were 6,233, up more than 200 from last year’s 6,020. Numbers were up at all levels–elementary, middle school, and the high school. Pottawatomie County schools fared pretty well, with unofficial [...]
Riley County Police have announced a missing 15-year-old from Ogden. Calob Haymond reportedly went missing from Salina Sunday afternoon at about 4:30. Calob, who is from Ogden, was taken to Salina on Friday by his family and dropped off at a friend’s house to spend the weekend. He and a friend were reportedly out walking [...]
A 55-year-old Kansas Department of Corrections inmate serving time on Geary County murder and rape charges apparently has been passed over for parole this time around. Oliver Smith, who was sentenced in 1989 in connection with 1986 cases, faced public comment sessions in July with a parole hearing held last month. The latest information from [...]
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An October first deadline for the Riley County Police department’s workers’ compensation self-insurance certificate renewal is quickly approaching–which has RCPD Director Brad Schoen concerned. Schoen told the Riley County Law Board Monday “time is running short.” Schoen and RCPD legal counsel Mike Gillespie stressed continued requests from state officials have made the process much more [...]
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(An involuntary manslaughter case is listed in a separate report) An injury accident involving an area state representative was reported in the 8000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. in north Riley County at approximately 7:30 PM Saturday. Riley County Police report the accident occurred when a Ford Fusion driven by St. Representative Susan Swanson, 69, of [...]
Riley County Police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old Manhattan man. Randy Jay Abarr was found at 2220 Green Avenue shortly before midnight Sunday in response to a 911 call. When officers arrived on scene, they found an unconscious adult male identified as Randy Jay Abarr of that address. Abarr was transported by Riley [...]
UPDATE: On September 16th, at about 4:40 p.m, a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Daniel McDonald was driving east on Highway 24 when it was reported to have crossed the center line and was then struck by 2 west bound vehicles on Highway 24. Daniel McDonald, 18 of Wamego, died at the scene. The drivers of [...]
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Tuesday that six Manhattan High School students were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program – Richard Brown, Jacob Clanton, Stephanie Fu, Creighton Glasscock, Luann Jung and Leon Li. “Manhattan High School is exceedingly proud of these students for achieving National Merit Semi-Finalist status. Not [...]
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A couple of Kansas Department of Corrections inmates serving time on Geary County convictions are up for public comment sessions and possible parole the next few months. Henry Swan, 63, was convicted in connection with an early 1992 rape and was sentenced in June of 1993. He most recently has been held at Lansing. Swan [...]
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