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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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Parks crews remove 251,000 pounds of debris from Wildcat Creek log jam

A log jam was recently cleared by Manhattan Parks officials along Wildcat Creek near Pecan Circle, south of K-18. It had formed following the 2018 Labor Day flood when high waters damaged stream banks and toppled trees as tall as 60 feet. In a release from the City of Manhattan, Park Superintendent Casey Smithson said, [...]

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Aggieville promoting March 21 as official Fake Patty’s Day

Who says you can’t move a fake holiday? Businesses in Aggieville are already making preparations well in advance of the 2020 edition of Fake Patty’s Day. The event, largely driven by social media, is typically held the Saturday before the K-State Spring Break. That would be Feb. 29 this year, which also happens to be [...]

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Utility connection, building permit fees waived for low-income senior housing

Manhattan is waiving more than $90,000 in utility connection and building permit fees for a planned low-income senior living development. The City Commission approved the waiver for the project in Lee Mill Village Tuesday by 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner Wynn Butler opposing. Manhattan had previously agreed to sell the 19 lots to the [...]

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RCPD Report: 12/4/19

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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Ogden man receives probation sentence for drug possession, firing gun near elementary school

An Ogden man will spend the next year and a half on probation after pleading to charges of meth possession and firing a gun near a school earlier this year. Court records show that 41-year-old Justin Bauer pleaded no contest in late September to possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a weapon and [...]

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New tree to be used in 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony

For the first time in over 10 years, a new tree will be used in the 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony in Triangle Park. “We lost what people know (as) the mayor’s tree in Triangle Park back in March,” Casey Smithson, the parks superintendent for the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department, said. “Just getting prepped for [...]

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Parks and Recreation Department looks back on 2019

The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department can look back on a busy yet successful year of activities. In addition to a new paint job at the City Park Swimming Pool, Manhattan’s swimming facilities also saw over 100,000 visitors as well as some new programs, the implementation of a new junior-lifeguard training program and new swimming [...]

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Manhattan Parks and Rec hopes to begin work on new recreation facilities in 2020

As the Manhattan Parks & Recreation Department looks ahead to 2020, a major focus will be placed on facility improvements, including recreation facilities that will be constructed at the two Manhattan middle schools. Parks and Rec officials are anticipating a fast moving process for the two recreation centers. “The two middle school recreation centers that [...]

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Iacobellis status hearing cancelled; no change in January preliminary hearing setting

The case against a Manhattan restaurant owner charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse will move forward. A status hearing Tuesday was cancelled in the case against Robert Iacobellis. Officials tell KMAN there was no need for the hearing, which had originally been scheduled due to an issue with a motion for discovery. That issue [...]

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