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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Hospital president weighs in on COVID measures to slow the spread

With other viral diseases present in the community, one local hospital official says you shouldn’t assume symptoms are not COVID related. Ascension Via Christi President and CEO Bob Copple tells KMAN the difficulty is the symptoms are all very similar between the illnesses circulating right now. Copple says if you are feeling symptomatic, isolate immediately until you can [...]

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Fourth co-defendant in Zamecnick murder case expected to enter plea agreement Tuesday

A plea deal is expected in Riley County District Court Tuesday for the last of the four men charged in the 2019 murder of Tanner Zamecnik. The plea hearing comes on the heels of a jury trial and subsequent conviction of Richard Goens on six counts, including first-degree murder last Wednesday. Goens is scheduled to [...]

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Four recognized with service award at virtual MLK, Jr. celebration

Two duos were honored for their service to the Manhattan community at Saturday’s virtual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Manhattan’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration was presented in an online format for the second year. The long-running community observance is organized by the Manhattan Martin Luther Jr. [...]

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Facilitated community conversations planned for future reuse of Manhattan High East Campus

Starting next week, residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on potential future reuse of parts of the Manhattan High School East Campus building. Thanks to a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State is facilitiating community conversations for the Manhattan-Ogden School [...]

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Listen: K-State military scientist talks participation in senate roundtable on veterans suicide prevention

K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Director Dr. Arthur DeGroat was invited to participate Wednesday in a virtual roundtable discussion on veterans suicide prevention efforts. The discussion was hosted by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and ranking member Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and featured participation from representatives of the Iraq and Afghanistan [...]

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Enplanements up at Manhattan Regional Airport, but numbers fly below peak set in ’19

Enplanement numbers at the Manhattan Regional Airport saw a rise in 2021, though have yet to reach the facility’s 2019 peak. New Director Brandon Keazer spoke with KMAN about the airport’s recovery after a major downturn amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Keazer took over for previous director Jesse Romo in November as Romo departed [...]

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USD 383 closing Friday in effort to combat staffing challenges caused by COVID-19

There will be no school Friday for students at USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Schools. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade says the district will use the day as one of the weather days already built into the calendar. It is not a remote learning day. Scheduled activities and athletics can continue as planned. With no school Monday, due [...]

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Pottawatomie County authorities searching for stolen utility trailer

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the past theft of a utility trailer. Sheriff Shane Jager noted the theft was reported Wednesday in the 8000 block of East Hwy 24 in Manhattan. The trailer is described as a silver 14′ single axle Aluma Utility Trailer with a standup ramp on the back. The estimated [...]

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Goens guilty of murder, five other charges in 2019 shooting

After about five hours of deliberation, jurors in the murder trial of Richard Goens returned guilty verdicts on all six charges. Following a jury poll, Judge Grant Bannister accepted the verdict and found Goens guilty of first degree murder for the 2019 shooting death of Tanner Zamecnik. Goens was also convicted on five other charges [...]

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