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Kobach makes stop in Manhattan, says he’d cut public sector jobs if elected

Kansas Secretary of State and Republican candidate for governor Kris Kobach told KMAN Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan that much has been learned from the Sunflower State’s well-documented budget woes that have made national headlines throughout much of this decade. But for Kobach, the lesson learned has nothing to do with former Gov. Sam Brownback’s 2012 [...]

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RCPD Report 6/7/18

Officers filed a report for theft by deception in the 3700 block of Peach Tree Cir. in Manhattan on June 6, 2018 at approximately 5:30 PM. Officers listed Rebecca Topham, 44, of Manhattan as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect scammed her out of money by impersonating the IRS. The estimated total loss [...]

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Amanda Arnold Elementary School names new principal

Amanda Arnold Elementary School named Kathy Stitt as their new principal. Stitt had been the principal of Bluemont Elementary since 2007. She previously taught at Amanda Arnold Elementary, Marlatt Elementary and Sheridan Elementary in Junction City. “I am truly honored to become the next principal at Amanda Arnold Elementary School,” Stitt said. “It is an [...]

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Board of Education approves bond resolution

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education approved a resolution to authorize bond election for the district. During a meeting last week the board looked over the different bond packages and all agreed on the 129 million dollar package, which was the one approved during their meeting last night.  The bond will be used to [...]

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City accepts 99-acre donation, eyes local economic incentives

The Manhattan City Commission met at City Hall Tuesday night and accepted a large land donation from the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT first offered Manhattan a 99-acre property known as the VMI tract — located north of K-18 and east of the Scenic Meadows subdivision — with the condition the city does not develop the [...]

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RCPD Activity Report 6/6/18

Diedre Hogan, 28, of Manhattan was arrested while in the 1300 block of Pillsbury Dr. in Manhattan on June 5, 2018 at approximately 3:10 PM. Hogan was arrested on an offense of aggravated assault. Hogan was issued a total bond of $5,000.00. Hogan was not confined at the time of this report. Tekia Wilson, 41, [...]

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K-State names Stoney Brook grad school dean as new provost

Charles Taber, the vice provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University, New York, has been named the new provost and executive vice president of Kansas State University. According to a press release from KSU Wednesday morning, Taber will assume his new duties on Aug. 15. “Charles [...]

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Two juveniles arrested in Saint George with stolen guns

Two juveniles with several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, were arrested Monday afternoon in Saint George. Chief of Police Dan Trechter told KMAN Tuesday afternoon the juveniles were identified as a 16-year-old white male and a 17-year-old as a black male. According to a press release from the department, authorities say at 12:13 p.m. a call [...]

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Fort Riley reports death of a civilian on post

A civilian died Sunday on Fort Riley. According to a press release from the army post Monday evening, Santos Hernandez was taken to Irwin Army Community Hospital and was declared deceased at 4:15 p.m. Sunday by an IACH doctor. Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating Hernandez’s death, and no foul [...]

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Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a Junction City mother and her two children on Interstate 70. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to one count of second-degree murder [...]

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