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Schapaugh named USD 383 Master Teacher

A teacher at Frank V. Bergman Elementary is the 2020 USD 383 Master Teacher. The district announced Monday that Reading Specialist and Title I teacher Debra Schapaugh was this year’s awardee. She has taught in the district since 1979 at Marlatt, Northview, Strong Kindergarten and Bergman. She earned her B.S in Elementary Education from Purdue [...]

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By |2019-12-10T08:02:18-06:00December 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Schapaugh named USD 383 Master Teacher

USD 383 officials break ground on College Hill construction project

USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school officials broke ground Monday on the College Hill Early Learning Center’s construction project. The $7.3 million facilities improvement will see the addition of a new storm shelter, expanded campus to include 11 classrooms, age-appropriate playgrounds and more. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade says Monday’s ceremony was the district’s opportunity to thank the [...]

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By |2019-12-09T15:23:21-06:00December 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 officials break ground on College Hill construction project

Incarcerated Missouri sex offender brought to Riley County to face similar charges

A Missouri man serving two life prison terms for sexually abusing two students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is in custody in Riley County. RCPD says 25-year-old Devonta Bagley of Belton, Missouri was arrested and booked on a Riley County warrant late Friday night for aggravated failure to appear. Bagley, a 2017 Kansas State [...]

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By |2019-12-09T12:20:17-06:00December 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Incarcerated Missouri sex offender brought to Riley County to face similar charges

RCPD investigating theft of merchandise from Manhattan retailer

Riley County Police are attempting to identify a group of individuals potentially linked to the theft of more than 30 electronic devices from the Manhattan Best Buy store. A post on the RCPD Facebook page Sunday night showed surveillance photos of five suspects, two men and three women. The photos were reportedly from Nov. 16, [...]

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By |2019-12-09T07:19:23-06:00December 9th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD investigating theft of merchandise from Manhattan retailer

18th annual holiday parade lights up Manhattan

The tradition of lighting up Manhattan continued again Friday evening as the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade brought thousands out for a little Christmas cheer. That is the sound of the Kansas State University Marching Band as they marched down Moro Street. Starting at Manhattan Town Center, the parade sparkled down Poyntz Avenue, [...]

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By |2019-12-07T09:00:43-06:00December 7th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 18th annual holiday parade lights up Manhattan

RCPD searching for missing 13-year-old

Riley County Police are searching for a runaway child from northern Riley County. Police said Friday 13-year-old Eylisa Bowles was last seen at her home in 20000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd Thursday evening around 9 p.m. She’s believed to be driving a 2003 Mitsubushi Eclipse convertible with a dark-colored hood and bumper with white [...]

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By |2019-12-06T14:38:40-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD searching for missing 13-year-old

Manhattan Meat Market to close at end of December

This holiday season will be the final one for the Manhattan Meat Market. The business’ management team announced on its Facebook page Friday it’s closing at the end of December, due to other endeavors and priorities. The company had been part of the Manhattan business community for three years, priding itself on high quality, specialty [...]

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By |2019-12-06T13:56:25-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Meat Market to close at end of December

NBAF hires communications director, construction winding down

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan continues to make new hires as the facility is now three years out from becoming fully operational. On Thursday’s edition of In Focus, NBAF officials introduced new Communications Director Katie Pawlosky, who began training with NBAF just a few weeks ago. Pawlosky spoke about the important role [...]

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By |2019-12-06T09:58:44-06:00December 6th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on NBAF hires communications director, construction winding down

Junction City hires new chief of police from Florida

A new police chief is taking over in Junction City. It was announced at Wednesday’s city commission meeting that John Lamb is replacing the recently retired Dan Breci. For 26 years, Lamb has served the Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Department. He most recently served as Police Lieutenant over the Patrol and Community Affairs Unit and was [...]

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By |2019-12-05T14:47:26-06:00December 5th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Junction City hires new chief of police from Florida

Wabaunsee County officials speak with students following pair of threats at Mission Valley Schools

WABAUNSEE COUNTY— USD 330 Mission Valley Schools officials are working closely with members of the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office after a pair of alleged threats this week at the school. One student was taken into custody Tuesday after the district alerted parents to a reported threat. According to Sheriff Rob Hoskins it involved a student [...]

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