Regents approve exception to tenure clock extension policy; recognize K-State’s Myers

The Kansas Board of Regents have approved an exception to the tenure clock extension policy. Vice President of Academic Affairs Daniel Archer spoke to the details of the tenure policy during Wednesday’s meeting. A one-time exception was granted by the Regents for tenure-track employees at universities including at K-State in April 2020, due to COVID-19 [...]

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Junction City High School vocalist to perform at Carnegie Hall

A Junction City High School student vocalist has been selected to perform in the 2022 High School Honors Performance Series next month at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Senior Mahkayla Cole will perform Vocal Alto 2 with the High School Honors Concert Choir, putting her as one of the highest-rated high school performers in [...]

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Chamber excited for prospect of new Museum of Art and Light

The prospect of a new Museum of Art and Light in downtown Manhattan has Chamber President and CEO Jason Smith excited. “It enhances this community as a place to attract more residents,” Smith says. “We’ve talked about this a lot over the last couple years since I’ve been here, is we have to do a [...]

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RCPD: Missouri man extradited to Manhattan on child sex abuse charges

An investigation into a July 2021 alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in Manhattan has resulted in the arrest of a suspect. Riley County Police say 19-year-old Marcus Quintin Hall, of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday after being extradited from Pulaski County, Missouri. He’s charged with a single felony county [...]

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Wamego School Board to conduct interviews with superintendent candidates next week

The Wamego School Board is inching closer to having a new superintendent in place. Four special meetings are planned next week for interviews to be conducted by the board with finalists, after the application period closed recently. Meetings are scheduled Monday through Thursday and will be entirely in executive session. Each candidate will tour the [...]

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No injuries reported after minor fire at Bluemont Elementary

No injuries were reported after a brief fire ignited on the roof of Bluemont Elementary Wednesday evening. The school said on its Facebook page that a faulty heating unit ignited on the school’s roof after school Wednesday. There were staff and students in the building at Boys & Girls Club’s after school program. All were [...]

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Riley County reports two additional COVID related deaths; 636 new cases

Riley County is reporting two more COVID related deaths this week. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. A 98 year-old unvaccinated female tested positive January 10 and died on January 14. This brings the total number of deaths in the [...]

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USD 383 officials navigating COVID surge with cautious optimism

School resumed Tuesday in the Manhattan-Ogden district after an extended holiday weekend amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that resulted in several staff members being out sick. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid joined KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday to discuss how much that extra day off last Friday, prior to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, helped [...]

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K-State announces changes to COVID-19 reporting, suspension of contact tracing

Kansas State University officials say they will no longer display student isolation and quarantine data on its dashboard following changes in protocols. Rather, they will be asking students to self-report symptomatic illness directly to faculty members, which means the data will no longer be collected centrally by the Office of Student Life. The move is [...]

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Law Board approves removal of “recruit pay” for RCPD trainees

The Riley County Law Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the removal of recruit pay for new police trainees. Recruit pay has been an incentive tool used by the department to pay new recruits in corrections, dispatch and police officers at a lesser wage prior to the conclusion of training, at which point they receive their [...]

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