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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Manhattan rings in the new year with optimism

The 2022 edition of Manhattan’s Visitor Guide is now available. Karen Hibbard, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, says due to funding constraints, they had to use the same guide last year as they did in 2020. She says she is excited for everything 2022 and the new guide have to offer. “2022, we are celebrating [...]

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Law Board publicly praises outgoing RCPD Director for service

After three years and one month leading the Riley County Police Department, Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler sat in on his final Law Board meeting Tuesday afternoon at Manhattan City Hall. It was an opportunity for Law Board members to publicly thank Butler for his leadership of the only consolidated police department in [...]

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Public hearing to expand STAR bond district for art & light museum set for March 1

Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday approved a March 1 date for a public hearing on the expansion of the downtown STAR bond district to include the new location of a proposed museum. Developers Robert and Tracey DeBruyn are eyeing a lot to the north of Pierre and west of 3rd Street for their envisioned 50,000 square [...]

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New sorting machine included in Manhattan Public Library renovations

Renovations at the Manhattan Public Library will see the installation of a new sorting machine at the circulation desk. Manhattan Public Library Development and Public Relations Coordinator Madison Ogle joined KMAN’s In Focus Monday, saying the circulation desk has moved amid the planned 10-week project. “It is a pre-sorting machine that, when items get returned, [...]

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City Clerk: Former Belvue treasurer/clerk who stole thousands was elevated to position by her father

Days after sentencing in the case of a former Belvue city employee charged with stealing thousands in city funds, the current city manager has come forward with some additional details about the woman who committed the crime. In an email to KMAN Monday, City Clerk Joe Peterson said former treasurer Kim Fitzgerald entered a plea [...]

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Woodrow Wilson educator named USD 383 Master Teacher

A Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher has been named the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s Master Teacher of the year. Brooke Snyder, who teaches fourth grade, was selected from 12 finalists to represent the district in the 2022 program at Emporia State University on April 6. The annual banquet will honor individuals named for the current year [...]

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